Hiring a personal trainer is the first step on your journey to greater fitness so it’s really important that you pick the right one. A good personal trainer is someone with both a passion and an understanding of personal fitness, a desire to help others reach their goals, and someone who can communicate what can be quite technical fitness concepts plainly to their clients.
In order to find the best Swansea personal trainer for your needs, it is, therefore, a good idea to ask them a few important questions first…
1. What Industry Qualifications Do You Hold?
Before you hire a personal trainer, you should always be sure to ascertain their educational level. Do they have a sports degree or relevant certifications?
What is their education? Do they have a relevant degree? What about extra certifications and internships/workshops? Do they do continuing education? If yes, this is an excellent indicator that they know their stuff when it comes to exercise, physical fitness and the body, which means you’re less likely to get injured and more likely to actually achieve your fitness goals.
2. How Much Experience Do You Have?
Asking personal trainers how many clients they have worked with, what type of clients they have worked, how long they have been training people and what kinds of training they have offered in the past is important, because being a good personal trainer is, to some extent, as much about how much you’ve practised as it is how much you know. According to popular wisdom, on average, it takes 10,000 hours to get really good at something, so the more work a trainer has put in and the more experienced they are, the better they are likely to be at the job.
3. Do You Have References and Testimonials?
One of the best ways to work out if any professional is good at their job is to find out how many people would recommend them, and another is to see the results they’ve achieved in the past. Personal trainers are no different. If they cannot provide you with genuine testimonials, their client’s before and after pictures, or they can’t put you in touch with past clients to chat about their service, it could be a warning sign that they are not the personal trainer for you.
4. What is Your Training Style?
Personal trainers all have different ways of doing things. Some swear by cardio and a balanced diet, while others preach keto and lifting as the route to a better body. This is fine, but before you hire one, you need to figure out what training style you’re looking for and then ensure your trainer can provide it. If the two of you don’t mesh, it’s likely to be a miserable experience, whereas if you’re on the same page, your training sessions are likely to be both enjoyable and fruitful.
Hiring a Swansea Personal Trainer
Armed with these questions, you can be sure that you choose the best possible Swansea personal trainer. Here at Swansea Strength & Conditioning our team of fully accredited personal trainers are highly specialised in a wide-array of training disciplines to achieve whatever the desired health and fitness goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, toning, flexibility, injury rehabilitation or improving strength or your general fitness we have the expertise you’re looking for. So why not get in touch with us today on 07814 731224 and we’d be happy to answer your questions.