The world is full of amazing personal trainers, and we have our fair share right here in Reno, Nevada. But the challenge isn’t finding just any old trainer – it’s finding one who will suit your needs. That’s not always easy to determine when you’re reading a trainer bio, which is why it’s so important to meet first. When you do, here are five signs a personal trainer is a good fit.
Meeting a trainer for the first time, particularly during a pandemic, can be a little intimidating. But a good trainer should be able to set you at ease with these traits and actions:
- Active listening: A good trainer really listens to you, not just at your first meeting, but in all your interactions. They need to be very clear on your physical history, any past injuries or limitations, and your fitness goals. If you get the sense that a trainer is simply talking at you and isn’t really listening to what you have to say, keep looking.
- Specific questioning: In addition to listening, a good trainer will ask specifically about your experience with exercise, any concerns you may have, and what you’re hoping to achieve. If they don’t ask, it’s a bad sign. And that goes for nutrition as well. Not every personal trainer moonlights as a nutritionist, but nutrition is a huge component of a healthy lifestyle. You won’t see any changes to your physique without a healthy diet, and a good trainer should have some recommendations.
- Setting examples: A good trainer practices what he or she preaches. Someone who embraces a healthy lifestyle is a great role model.
- Setting expectations: If you leave a consultation expecting a brand new physique in a month, your trainer hasn’t properly explained the process. Changing your body takes time, and it’s important that you understand what you’ll need to do and how long it will take.
- Sharing credentials: Don’t be afraid to ask about a trainer’s credentials, their area of expertise, and how they can specifically help you.
If you’re ready to move forward with a personal trainer, start at Framework Personal Training in Reno. Contact us today to schedule a meeting, and let’s find the right trainer for you.