Tips for choosing a personal trainer
Greg Harvey from Fit ’N’ Well Personal Training Inc. was one of the first certified personal trainers to graduate from NAIT’s personal fitness training program when it first started 15 years ago.
Harvey said personal trainers should also have first aid and CPR training alongside proper schooling in fitness training.
Check out Harvey’s three top tips for choosing a personal trainer:
Check their credentials:
Make sure they have specific courses geared toward personal training. “If it took a weekend or two weekends, even a month ( to get certified), that’s probably not enough,” he said.
Find someone who practises what they preach:
Look for a trainer who exercises regularly and can relate to what they are teaching. “They don’t have to be Miss Olympia,” he said. “But if they can’t do it, how can they suggest you do it?”
Choose someone who is professional, consistent and motivating:
You can tell if someone is working as a trainer just for the money, according to Harvey. “It doesn’t matter if they have the best physique in the world. If they aren’t motivating and genuinely there for you, I would argue they aren’t the right choice for you,” Harvey said.