An article I thought some might find useful:
How to Pick a Personal Trainer
by Louise Rafkinwww.health.com/health/article/0,23414,1710
Our expert tips for the best way to find your exercise muse.
Looking for a quick motivational boost to get you started on a new weight-loss or workout plan? Why not splurge on a personal trainer? Find your perfect match with these five top tips from Rachel Tufunga, a personal trainer at Mavericks Gym in Emeryville, California, who was recently named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Bay Area’s best.
Follow the bodies.
Spot a body to die for in Pilates class or at the coffee shop? Ask her for her trainer’s number.
It’s crucial to find a trainer whose voice and style you respond to (drill sergeant? chirpy cheerleader?), so sneak a peek at several while they’re with clients.
Do a background check.
To be sure you find a trainer who truly knows his or her stuff, look for someone who’s certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and/or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Take a test drive.
Buy a single session before committing to an entire package. “You need to be sure you’ve found someone who understands you and will do whatever it takes to get you where you want to be,” Tufunga says.
Make the choice yourself.
Never—we repeat, never—let the gym staff assign you a trainer. That practically guarantees you’ll get the guy no one else wants in the name of spreading the clients out. (And there’s probably a good reason he’s not in demand, if you know what we mean.)
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