Gentlemen, the time has come for you to seriously consider getting a personal trainer. Let’s face it, personal trainers have been put on this world to make our lives utterly miserable for an hour. But then you get to enjoy a killer physique for the rest of the day, others would love to, well, touch, to say the least. Now that’s not a bad deal, is it?
Whether you have been struggling to reach your goals because you’re just a fitness enthusiast and not a professional, or if you have been searching for a pick-me-up in the right direction to speed your progress, getting a personal trainer is bound to help you reach the finish line. As for newcomers, what are you even doing without a PT in the first place?
So, how do you go about choosing the perfect coach? How do you make sure they don’t end up crushing your body and your willpower instead? Here to answer the most burning questions is the foolproof gent’s guide to choosing a personal trainer.
They Will Provide A Thorough Assessment
Your body, your lifestyle, and your nutrition habits should all be important to your PT to be. If your personal trainer so much as tries to write you out a training program without addressing the problems of nutrition and your other lifestyle choices, such as your activity levels and whether you drink or smoke, you have no business working together.
Once you have answered these questions, you can expect to get a training program and most importantly, a diet plan to help you reach your goals. A simple Google search should point you in the right direction, so if your nutrition plan entails 400g of carbs and you’re trying to lose weight, then something must be off.
They Are Your Personal Cheerleader
Motivation is the key to perseverance, and sometimes even competitive athletes can find it hard to find their guiding star in the adversity of rigorous training. That’s why they have coaches to motivate, inspire and possibly scream at them to push them towards their goals.
Your PT shouldn’t be a bully, but they should know how to motivate the hell out of you no matter if you’re just feeling lazy that day or if your girlfriend has just left you. Motivation can be found in the strangest of places.
They Have Plenty Of Experience
When searching for a skilful coach, experience is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, people tend to make the grave mistake of associating experience with age, so following that logic, Leonidas should be your PT.
No, experience is measured by their track record. How many satisfied clients do they have? Are their transformation photos notable? How long does it usually take to start seeing results? These are the questions you need to ask your future PT in order to assess their fitness expertise, and the Australian online community at Gym To You might be the perfect place to start searching for your fitness guru.
They Are A Sports Science Geek
There is a need to find balance between science and analogy. Sports science is a relatively young field, with plenty of research pending completion, so not only should your personal trainer keep up with the latest developments in their industry, they should also bring in a healthy dose of professional judgement and experience.
They Look The Part
Finally, imagine if Superman didn’t have a chiseled physique to go along with his cape. Would he be so super then? Probably not. The same can be said about your coach. Therefore, your PT to be should not only bring knowledge to the table, but a reasonably strong physique as well.
That is, if you’re trying to lose weight, then they should have a visible six-pack, if you want to become strong like a powerlifter, then they should not only have a powerlifting background, they should sport a massive frame as well. Otherwise, how do you expect them to help you reach your goals if they cannot reach them themselves?
Finding a personal trainer is easy, but finding one that will get you results can be harder than you think. Fortunately, by following these simple steps, you will have no problems finding the perfect coach to help you reach your goals faster, and maintain your health and longevity in the process.
Features Writer; Peter Minkoff
Peter is a a men's grooming & fashion writer at The Beard Mag & High Street Gent magazines from UK. Beside writing he worked as a menswear fashion stylist for many fashion events around UK & Europe! His future plans are in creating a personal blog for men's grooming!
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