This first meeting should be free, and if it’s not, find a different trainer who will answer these questions before you have to commit to buying anything. There are lots of trainers out there with a variety of personalities and styles, so don’t be afraid to interview a few before you decide which one is the best match for you.
Also ask about package details such as what kind of packages do you offer? Typically, the fewer sessions you buy, the more each will cost. Also ask about payment options, whether a full payment is expected up front, per session, or as installments over time.
Can I buy individual sessions? This refers to single sessions of personal training as opposed to a package of several sessions.
What is your refund policy? Especially if you are hiring a trainer affiliated with your gym, ask about this one. If your trainer is no longer employed there, for example, will you be able to get a refund for the sessions you paid for or will you be forced to continue with another trainer? If you are unhappy with your trainer, can you get your money back?
Do you offer multiple-client sessions? Group training usually costs less per person. If you can exercise with a few friends, you’ll all save money.
If I buy a package, do I have a certain period of time to use it? Make sure the package won’t expire before you have a chance to use all of the sessions you paid for.
What hours are you available to train me? If your trainer can’t commit to a schedule that works for you, then find another trainer who can.
What kind of fitness assessments do you perform and how often? Fitness assessments like body fat testing, blood pressure screening, and strength, flexibility and endurance tests will help your trainer gauge your starting fitness level and design a safe exercise program. Typically, she should perform these assessments over time and adjust your training program accordingly.
What is your cancellation policy? Many trainers will require 24-48 hours notice for you to cancel a session without having to pay for it.
just because someone is a personal trainer does not mean they are qualified to give advice about your diet. Many will call themselves “nutritionists,” but that does not mean they have a degree or any formal training in this area. In fact, the only person legally qualified to give specific diet advice is a Registered Dietitian. If your trainer is creating meal plans for you that are outside of the guidelines of the Food Guide Pyramid, that is illegal. Be careful when getting nutritional advice from a trainer. If you need help with your diet, consult a Registered Dietitian.
In general, hiring a trainer can be a good way to make your workouts more enjoyable, effective and targeted to your specific needs. It’s important to do your homework before hiring someone to make sure you get the expertise you’re paying for. Then you’re more likely to be satisfied with your investment and will be one step closer to reaching your health and fitness goals!
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