Summer can be significant to fitness goals.
When I started drafting this blog post early in the year, I never dreamed just how relevant it would become at the time it would publish. Fitness is one of the aspects of life that was completely turned on its head for many people due to the various changes in lifestyle required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finding personal connections with reliable fitness professionals was likely something that helped to support many people. This could have positively influenced overall stress and peace of mind through the various unexpected interruptions and changes. I’m glad we were able to connect with an ambitious entrepreneur in the fitness field who had launched a unique virtual model last year.
So, what matters most when picking a fitness professional?
As Kira, co-founder of Comfy Fitness reminds, it can be easy to spend more time with your personal trainer than your best friend. So, make sure you like them.
Furthermore, this Huffington Post article reminds us to look for knowledge and expertise, but also a natural fit. Also, to prioritize individual goals and working with someone who will provide the best motivation, inspiration, and comfort levels throughout the process. An optimal location or schedule to match your daily habits and priorities can also be important.
Meanwhile, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), which is one of the leading training institutes for fitness professionals, suggests asking for references, consider specialties, and check for liability insurance.
Many gyms and trainers also offer a trial period. If this isn’t clear in the business policies, be sure to ask.
It can also be great to vet them out on knowledge of medical conditions, particularly if you have one! Although this may take a little time and trial and error to find, it could bridge the gap between mediocre or marginal and great success.
Finally, cost considerations are often relevant. Although this shouldn’t be the final straw. A good fitness coach that is a true fit for you may not come that easily. However, avoiding overpayment without achieving the desired results should be the perspective here.
To wrap it up, some “quick and dirty tips” to choose a personal trainer are recorded and embedded within this blog post.
Bottomline; trust your gut for the final choice.
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Ashley L Arnold, MBA, MPH is a lifestyle health educator and coach who supports clients to channel authority over their health, well-being, and overall vitality. Offering health education approaches and 1-on-1 coaching modules, she gets them out of excess weeds of information and inconsistent practices that don’t get desired results. Through helping people focus on the right applications paired with appropriate consideration for bio-individual facets, they become stronger, more confident self-advocates for their health. Bottom line, they will surpass challenges, embrace healthful living with ease, and, best of all, feel a greater sense of empowerment and more energy!
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