Is a personal trainer worth it? In the part one we were talking about interviewing yourself and and your results alone. Here are the some great points about how to move forward:
Tip #4 Who’s training whom?
Keep in mind the competitors you see on stage are most often trained by someone else, not themselves. If you like their physiques, ask around for who their trainer is for that show, it shouldn’t be long before you find out! Lastly, online contest training is all the rage and can provide the answers you are looking for.
If you are low on funds or do not necessarily want a contest trainer but are high in discipline and motivation, buy a program offered online and follow it closely. Most often, if you ask the coach they will be able to answer some questions over the phone, Skype or email. Remember do your research and look for trainers that will be the right fit for you, with good personable skills and an ability to effectively follow-up and as a trainer they should know what you will need.
Tip #5 Bring your best
Prepare for your session and have a chat with yourself before your program begins. Being a personal trainer is an awesome career, but it is a job just like anyone else’s.
No one likes to work with the negative client who keeps repeating, “I hate exercise”, or “I don’t see any changes” when they won’t follow a program or “eat clean” for any period of time. You know the people you love working with, the ones who just make your day when you see them. Be that person to get the best out of your trainer. Otherwise, your trainer is counting the minutes too.
Tip #6 Preparation and client trainer etiquette.
A few preparations before you start to train will make for the best experience and the best results. Be well watered, fed and on time. Bring the supplements you need and make your training schedule something that is easy for you to accommodate. Cancel at least 24 hours in advance and don’t forget to pay your trainer. Nothing will extinguish the enthusiasm for a client to meet their goals than one who does not pay their bill on time or makes payment difficult when the time comes.
Furthermore, some personalities are so awesome to work with and the collaboration so much fun, your trainer may add time in. And if they are not watching the clock as a result of a copious amount of complaining, you could reap a few more minutes building your physique and heightening your fitness. Nothing is better than a motivated and enthusiastic client!
In addition, focus on the results you see, not the negatives. Chances are you have taken years and finally realized that you could accomplish these goals yourself. It will take 4-6 weeks for you to change the behaviour of your nutrition. This alone is an important part of your program.
Don’t expect the muscle to grow overnight or the fat to shrink by the week’s end. Do your part by following your trainer’s directions and properly applying yourself. This will have highly positive effects both ways.
Do your homework, eating cleanly and keep a journal. Always take your own notes. Do you want your trainer to write or watch you? Lastly, give credit to your trainer when it is due. Did you lift heavier or lose a pound?
Do you realize when you are about to choose the wrong foods and stop? These are all great small steps to your goals and steps you have achieved together. Setting and keep going towards your fitness goals is very important. Say these positives out loud. If you only hear your negatives that is all you will see, so do the opposite!
And always remember – it is not how you started but how you finish. Happy training!