I AM a Personal Trainer, and completely AGREE with this article!
When I first meet with a potential new client, I first ask them about themselves, then I tell them about me, my personal struggle with weight, my training view, my certifications, and how long I've been training!
I usually can tell, at the beginning, if we're a good fit! If not, I ask one of my co-workers/trainers, if they would speak with them!
I train each of my clients based on their own fitness levels. I train a lot of overweight people. My theory is, which should be EVERY PT's thinking, is to start a client where they need to be! Meaning, you don't start an obese person out doing plyometrics, or running a mile! They need to be walking...or better yet, eliptical or stationary bike, and working on basic balance!
I do NOT train my clients based on how I train! I have a Personal Trainer, that I pay, to get me, and keep me in tip top shape! He trains me in a Body Building format! Unless someone ASKS me to train this way, I do NOT take this route!
Every trainer should be compassionate to your goals!
Personally, I believe that the best trainers are the ones who have had weight issues! They (we) can relate to the struggles and obstacles of the journey!
Ask questions! Don't be afraid to ask to speak with another trainer, BEFORE signing that contract!
Most of all, communicate with your trainer, AND Be DEDICATED! We can only push you for an hour or two a week! YOU have to do the work OUTSIDE of the session, if you want to see results! Just hiring a trainer, will NOT make you fit and healthy!
Have FUN and Best Wishes on your journey!
- 8/8/2015 2:40:26 PM