How to Vet Your Fitness Coach
What's Up Better Fit Fam!?
So after the last post about training, I also wanted to talk about how to vet your fitness coach or personal trainer.
In my practice and in everything that I have learned about fitness, these are my opinions about vetting a trainer, and because I have been asked this before, I wanted to share:)
Because you are paying for a service, you have every right to ask questions to and about the trainer/coach who will be providing you service. Everyone is different and has come from different walks of life.
Things to Ask the Trainer/Coach About:
Education- and this means more than certifications. What things is your trainer doing outside of their training? Do they keep up with information when there are no certifications attached?
Background/Experience- Sometimes this is the type of clientele experience. Or how long has the person been training or into fitness. And sometimes this is personal lifestyle. If you desire to be a morning person, you should get a coach who trains early mornings. Even if you don't want to train at that time, your goals and that trainer's recommendations will be more in line.
Things Good Trainers/Coaches Ask About:
1. If you have specific restrictions, it is important to know that your trainer/coach is competent to handle those considerations.
2. Every day is a new day and your trainer/coach should check in with you before the workout to make sure that the planned workout is appropriate for that particular day.
3. Clients should certainly feel that their trainer/coach listens to and validates their concerns.
Hopefully this helps! But let me just save you some time and say that all of our Better Fit Training Coaches are excellent!!;)
Have a great week!