So you’ve been weighing up the cost vs benefit of paid one-on-one training with a personal trainer. You think you’re ready but don’t know quite what to expect.
Well make the call, send the email, text the number, whatever… Don’t be intimidated.
The person on the other end of the phone is not that scary and just wants to help.
Consultation – first meeting
Why a consultation?
- To conduct a basic fitness, health and lifestyle evaluation
- To better get to know you and gain an understanding of your motives, needs and expectations
- To answer any questions you may have
- To identify realistic goals and create an action plan
- To discuss how often and when you are available to train
- To discuss any limitations, injuries, medical conditions that should be surfaced prior to the commencement of activity
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Typically, a consultation takes approximately 60 minutes and your personal trainer will assess such things as current fitness levels, lifestyle, nutrition, strength, flexibility, body measurements, body fat, blood pressure.
Each consultation will result in the planning of an effective, realistic and comprehensive health, lifestyle and physical program that will be closely monitored, maintained and regularly reviewed.
After the consultation:
Achieving outstanding and lasting results requires many elements. Many of these will have to come from you, as well as you personal trainer. They may include:
- Consistency and self-control
- Goals – your starting point and end goal
- Reviews – to help you realise that you are making headway and are closer to achieving your goals
- A good attitude – your success will come down to more than just the ‘physical action’
- Organisation, structure, time management and preparation
- Someone else to be on the journey with you – to be accountable to, to encourage, motivate and keep you on track. A support person who can provide understanding when you stumble, support and inspire.
Where to from here?
The next step is to meet your trainer and organise a time when you are both free to conduct a fitness assessment or a starting point.
This is an important part as you will both look back at these initial findings in the coming weeks.
This start point is the baseline that gives you both an indication of how you are tracking and will help guide future training routines and schedules.
And if you are still undecided on whether to hire a personal trainer or to go for a group exercise class, see here.