As we enter into a new year, it’s natural to think about fitness and athletic goals. Personal
Trainers are a great solution for learning new sport skills, building endurance, strength training and more. However, finding the right trainer for you requires asking the right questions and having a clear picture of what you want in a trainer.
If you belong to a gym, you can talk with members and ask for recommendations, while
watching as they train. If you don’t belong to a gym, ask for referrals from friends including those on any online fitness groups. You can also try body positive fitness websites like the Body Positive Fitness Alliance (http://www.bodypositivefitness.org).
Research your prospects websites and social media platforms, as it will give you a
good sense of what they value based on what they are communicating to the world.
Narrow down your choices to 3- 5 people. Interview Process
Schedule a conversation to learn more about their coaching style, experience, and services. They may have questions for you too, which is great in building this new relationship.
Key questions to ask:
• What does body positivity mean to you and how do you incorporate it into your business?
• What key elements do you use for measuring health and fitness?
• What is your general philosophy in training?
• How do you keep your clients motivated during challenging times?
• How long have you been a trainer?
• What are your credentials?
• Do you offer other services such as online coaching or group training sessions?
• How have you expanded your knowledge within the last year?
• Do you have referrals to share from clients with similar fitness and athletic goals?
Terms & Conditions:
What level of communication is available outside of a training session?
• What are your hours for training clients?
• What is your hourly rate?
• Is there a discount for purchasing multiple sessions at once?
At the end of this process, you’ll hopefully come away with a clear winner and have found your perfect match.
By Krista Henderson (Born to Reign Athletics)