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Find a Personal Trainer That’s Custom-Made For Your Needs

December 18, 2009 · 1 comment

This is a guest post by Scott Gray from

If you’ve been struggling for a long time in your goal of losing weight and reducing belly fat, it may be time for you to find a personal trainer. People hire personal trainers for a number of reasons, but the main reason is to help them get the most out of their work out and give them the motivation and support they need to continue.

Many people try to exercise on their own at home, but get discouraged because they don’t see instant results or results as quickly as they’d expect. A personal trainer may be able to see results that you can’t see and, therefore, will help you get further results with their recommendations. They can also give you tips for what exercises will work best for you, as well as what equipment you may need. If you cannot go to a gym or work station, a good personal trainer can come to your home for sessions.

A trainer can set up a program for you based on a number of things. These things will include your personal goals, the time you have to dedicate to training, the money you can spend and any special needs you may have, such as health problems. If you decide to find a personal trainer, you apparently have specific goals in mind, whether it’s losing weight, getting in shape for an event or just improving your overall fitness.

Regardless of your reasons, your decision to find a personal trainer should be your dedication to getting the best possible help in your fitness program. If you’re not completely dedicated or unsure of your goals and can’t commit 100%, a fitness trainer is not a good choice. You’ll just be wasting the trainer’s time, as well as your own time - and money.

Once you’ve decided to find a trainer, you’ll need to find the one that best fits into your schedule and pocketbook. You want a personal trainer that’s affordable yet will be effective. The old saying, “you get what you pay for” will really ring true when searching for the right personal trainer. There are many ways you can find trainers in your area.

Your local YMCA or YWCA, school or Chamber of Commerce can often give you names of personal trainers in your area. They will not only give you a list of personal trainers, but also list any certifications they may have. When choosing a trainer, it’s important to not only find one that’s certified in his field, but also experienced. The Internet is also a great source of information and an excellent tool for helping you find a fitness trainer.

Some of the things you’ll want to look for in a quality personal trainer may include:

  • Certification in one or more areas of training
  • Fees that are within the normal range for their education and experience
  • A good rapport with you and other clients
  • A willingness and flexibility to work with you on your goals
  • Good reviews and recommendations from other clients

When you meet with your trainer, you’ll want to learn as much about them as possible and what they can do to help you achieve your fitness goals. You also need to be a good client and be willing to work on the program the personal trainer sets for you. You should know from your first visit if the personal trainer is right for you by the way the two of you connect on your short- and long-term goals. These factors can help you find the right trainer. Then you’ll be well on your way towards getting in great shape and losing belly fat.

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Mr. Meltdown December 21, 2009 at 5:30 am

Very informative post. I especially appreciated that you are advising people to seek a certified trainer. Very good and solid advice.

Thanks for sharing

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