What to Look for In a Personal Trainer 

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By Luciana Oliveira

You might need some assistance taking your training and nutrition to the next step. You may have hit a plateau and want to elevate your physicality.

Think about hiring a personal trainer to help you meet your fitness goals. Here are some things to look for in a personal trainer. 

Getting Someone Certified

Hire a trainer with credentials that shows they took the time to educate themselves about the craft.

Maybe the personal trainer has a degree in Kinesiology to help you understand body movements much better.

Also, you want them to be certified in personal training through ACE or another reputable program. 

Ask about their experience working with clients of all sizes to see how they can help you. You might be starting from scratch, so you need to build your foundation.

You want someone official from breaking down nutrition, creating compound workouts, and understanding what it’ll take to help you meet your goals. 

Also, you want them to be realistic with you and work to your level to make the process more manageable. 

Listens to You

While they’re the expert, you still have input in what to do to help you achieve your feats.

Maybe you’re nervous about something, and you want to inquire with them about certain things. You might have health conditions that prevent you from doing specific movements. 

A personal trainer will take your input and mix it with their experience to give you a program that suits your abilities.

It’s better to have an instructor who doesn’t act like a dictator. You can build a better bond over time. 

It’ll take longer than a couple of months to get you in solid shape. Creating more trust can help you develop a friendship outside of the gym.


Create a Specific Regimen for Your Goals

Find a fitness instructor with specific skills in a few areas to help you meet your ultimate goal. Maybe the instructor comes from a soccer or basketball background.

They not only will give you general workout tips but cater your training to sports. They may have exercises to strengthen your arms and legs to help you improve your performance on the court.

If you’re training for a marathon, they will help you build your stamina for longer runs. Also, they may recommend foods to help you decrease your fatigue and replenish after each training session.

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Luciana, a proud Brazilian, blends her passion for jiu-jitsu with a deep-rooted connection to spirituality and well-being. Her dedication to the martial art reflects not just a physical discipline, but a holistic approach to life, seeking balance in mind, body, and spirit. Whether on the mats or in meditation, Luciana embodies the essence of harmony and inner strength.

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