Beginner’s Guide To Working With Your Personal Trainer
Working with a personal trainer for the first time can be overwhelming and nerve-racking. When working with a
personal trainer it is critical that you are doing everything you can to get the most out or your workouts. If you
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There are a few important things you should remember when working out with your personal trainer for the first
time and in this article, I will discuss these things and help you get the most out of your training sessions.
The first time you meet your personal trainer you will probably discuss your goals, schedule and workout
experience. It is important to arrive on time for every session you have from now on. During your first meeting it
is imperative that you discuss all of your goals or concerns you have.
This is the first impression your trainer will get of you so be sure to be honest and upfront with all your
answers/concerns. The program he designs for you will be based off of your goals, medical history and experience,
so it is important that it is all accurate.
Your first training session will likely be a meet and greet and getting a feel for each other. In the off chance
that you end up working out at this time, there are a few important things you need to do (for this session and all
First of all, trust in your trainer. They have put a lot of thought and effort into your program and it can be
discouraging if you complain or refuse to do an exercise. Trust that they know what they are doing and give your
full effort while doing an exercise. Not only will this get you better results, it will also help show your trainer
that you’re here to work and do whatever needs to be done.
With that being said, it is almost important to let your trainer know if a exercise or movement causes you
discomfort (you should be able to distinguish discomfort from muscle fatigue). All good trainers will be more than
willing to modify an exercise or give you something else to do if you are unable to perform the movement. Many
people make the mistake of trying to push through these exercises, which can lead to injury.
The great thing about having a personal trainer is the motivation and instruction they provide during each
session. You should expect your trainer to guide you through each exercise and correct your form while your perform
It is important that you listen closely to their instructions and try to remember how to perform each exercise
correctly. This will ensure you get the most out of your training session and your trainer can spend more time
working you out than explaining things.
To really get the most out of your personal training experience you should challenge yourself every session and
stick with your program. Working hard each day is the best way to make this investment of time and money worth your
while. Your personal trainer can motivate you all day, but in the end if you don’t want to succeed in the gym, you