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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Choosing a Personal TrainerAdmin 03-12-2020
A personal trainer or a coach can help you reach your goal
faster with the right techniques. Having a personal trainer is very important,
especially if you are training for a specific sport, like weightlifting.
And only a trainer who is dedicated to your progress can
help you reach your goal or even further than that. That is why choosing the right person to train you is
The personal trainer is the person that gives you proper
training and advice for achieving and maintaining the level of fitness that you
desire. Their job is to help you stay fit with the least amount of discomfort
In today’s blog, we will be discussing common mistakes
people do while choosing a personal trainer and how to avoid them.
1. Only choosing trainers who
charge higher fees
Most of the time, people think that higher payment
automatically guarantees better services and facilities. But that is not always
the case. The ability to provide better training comes from the experience that
the trainer has and that has nothing to do with how much they are charging from
A trainer may charge you 1500 rupees per session and that
would still be a better deal for the expertise and dedication they bring to the
At times, personal trainers offer discounts that
help you get the same services at a discounted price. Even so, do not choose
personal trainers solely based on the discounts they offer.
So, when you choose a personal trainer, do not let their
charges influence your decision in a way other than your budget.
2. Not knowing their expertise
If you are focusing on a particular fitness activity, it
becomes more important for you to know the area of expertise of the trainer you
choose. Say for example, if you are training for weightlifting but the trainer
is a practitioner of cardio exercises then it may help you further your fitness
goals. Only a weightlifting coach will know how you can lift heavy barbells
without injuring your back or leg muscles.
So, when you go to meet the trainer for the first time,
ensure that their area of expertise matches up with your goals. Otherwise, it
will be of no use to you if you choose a trainer who knows little about your
activity or sport.
3. Thinking certifications is
enough for being a trainer
As mentioned earlier, a good trainer is the one who has the
expertise and the experience to know what he/she is doing to help you stay fit.
However, many people just ask for a certificate and join the gym.
Many freshly certified trainers do not have field experience
and you do not want to put your health and fitness into the hands of an
You can avoid this mistake by simply finding out how many
years of experience does the personal trainer has.
4. Not asking for testimonies
Usually, any good personal trainer will show you the reviews
and testimonies left by his/her other clients. Good client testimonies are
often something to show off as they prove their expertise and increase their
reputation in the field.
However, if a personal trainer does not show you any client
reviews or testimonies then you need to ask them. With the client testimonies,
you can understand how good or bad the trainer is.
Moreover, suppose you are looking for weight loss, then you may find
other clients who had similar goals and check the results to see whether they
match your expectations.
5. Accepting your potential
personal trainer’s advice without understanding
There are times when people get so intimidated by the
personal trainer that you end up believing and accepting everything that they
say without ever questioning it or thinking about how it would further your
That should not be the case when it is your fitness that is
on the line. It is the fitness trainer’s duty to listen to you and ask you what
your goals are. They must tell you how a particular activity will help you to
bring you closer to your fitness goals.
Furthermore, they must also know about your health and if
you had any previous injuries or health issues that can affect your exercise.
Without knowing that information, your trainer may end up giving you exercises
that elevate your injury.
So, don’t be afraid to ask questions and choose the trainer
that answers your questions satisfactorily.
Choosing the right trainer is just as important, if not
more, as hiring a personal trainer. There are certain things that you must take
care of and certain mistakes you must avoid while choosing a suitable trainer
We discussed the 5 most common mistakes that people do while
choosing a personal trainer, they are:
Only choosing trainers who charge higher fees
Not knowing their expertise
Thinking certifications is enough for being a trainer
Not asking for testimonies
Accepting your potential personal trainer’s
advice without understanding
We have also stated easy ways that you can avoid these
mistakes. Most of them involved simply improving communication with them.
What things do you ensure before joining a gym or choosing a personal trainer? Tell us in the comments below because we may consider adding them to the article while updating it in the future.