Have you recently jumped in and want to make sure that it's the best choice for your fitness goals?
You're not alone – a lot of people have questions about getting started with personal training, so we're here to help address some of those common questions.
In this article, our experienced personal trainers will answer all your biggest questions about personal training and provide insights into why having a trainer can be such an effective tool for reaching your health and fitness objectives.
1. What are the benefits of hiring a personal trainer?
Hiring a personal trainer can provide many benefits, such as developing a personalized workout plan, providing guidance and motivation, improving technique and form to prevent injury, and helping you achieve your fitness goals.
2. What should I look for when hiring a personal trainer?
When hiring a personal trainer, you should look for someone with proper certifications, experience, and insurance. Additionally, you should consider their availability, personality, and training style to ensure they are a good fit for you.
3. How do I know if a personal trainer is qualified?
To determine if a personal trainer is qualified, you can check for certifications from reputable organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). You can also ask for references or check online reviews.
4. How often should I train with my personal trainer?
The frequency of training sessions with a personal trainer can vary depending on your goals, budget, and schedule. Some people may train with a personal trainer 2-3 times per week, while others may only train once a week.
5. What are some red flags that indicate a personal trainer is not qualified?
Red flags that a personal trainer may not be qualified include lack of certifications, lack of insurance, lack of experience, or unrealistic claims about results.
6. How much should I expect to pay for personal trainer services?
The cost of personal trainer services can vary widely depending on location, experience, and services offered. On average, you can expect to pay $50-150 per hour for personal training.
7. What types of services do personal trainers typically offer?
Personal trainers typically offer services such as one-on-one or group training sessions, fitness assessments, workout plans, and nutrition coaching.
8. What should I expect from my personal trainer during our sessions?
During personal training sessions, you can expect your trainer to provide guidance on proper technique, form, and exercise selection, as well as motivation and accountability.
9. What are some things I can do to get the most out of my personal trainer?
To get the most out of your personal trainer, you should be open and honest about your goals, communicate any issues or limitations, and be consistent and committed to your training schedule.
10. Are there any risks associated with working with a personal trainer?
Some risks associated with working with a personal trainer may include injury if proper form is not used, overtraining, or lack of progress if the trainer is not qualified or the plan is not suitable for your needs.
11. How can I find a personal trainer in my area?
You can find a personal trainer in your area by searching online, asking for referrals from friends or family, or checking with your local gym or community center.
12. How do I know if personal training is right for me?
A personal trainer is right for you if they are qualified, experienced, and a good fit for your personality and goals.
13. What are some common mistakes people make when working with personal trainers?
Common mistakes people make when working with personal trainers include not communicating goals or limitations, not following the workout plan, or not being consistent or committed to the training schedule.
14. How can I avoid being scammed by a personal trainer?
To avoid being scammed by a personal trainer, you should research the trainer's qualifications, check for certifications, and ask for references or read online reviews.
15. What are some tips for choosing a personal trainer that's a good fit for me?
Tips for choosing a personal trainer that is a good fit for you include considering their qualifications and experience, checking for certifications, looking at their availability, and personality and training style.
16. I'm nervous about exercising is that normal?
It is completely normal to feel nervous about starting a new exercise routine or going to a gym for the first time. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as feeling self-conscious, worrying about not knowing how to use equipment, or feeling like you're not in good enough shape to exercise. One way to overcome these nerves is to start small and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. It can also be helpful to find a workout buddy or a coach to help guide you and provide support. Remember that everyone starts somewhere, and it's important to be kind to yourself and not compare your progress to others.
17. I have aches, pains, and prior injuries, will personal training make me worse?
It depends on the specific aches, pains, and injuries you have, as well as the type of personal training you are considering. In general, personal training can be a great way to improve your overall fitness and well-being, but it's important to communicate your injuries and limitations to your trainer before starting a program.
A qualified personal trainer should be able to design a program that takes your injuries and limitations into account and helps you to safely achieve your fitness goals. They should be able to provide modifications for exercises that may be uncomfortable or painful for you and also provide you with exercises that will help you to improve your flexibility, strength and mobility.
It's important to remember that any type of exercise carries some risk of injury, but taking the time to understand your limitations and working with a qualified trainer can help you to minimize that risk. If you have any doubts or concerns, you can also get checked out by one of our physical therapists before proceeding into an exercise program so that we can remove any exercises that may be contraindicated.
18. Do you offer any sort of guarantee?
Yes, we offer a 60-day conditional money-back guarantee. If we don't get results, we will refund your money as long as you've done your part.
19. Who are your personal training services not for?
Anyone looking for a miracle, has unrealistic expectations, and does not show up and put their best foot forward.
20. How soon can I start to expect to see results with my personal trainer at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance?
The rate at which you see results from working with a personal trainer at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance will depend on a variety of factors, including your current fitness level, your goals, and the type of program you are following.
If your main goal is to improve your overall fitness and well-being, you may start to notice some improvements in your energy levels, mood, and ability to perform daily activities within a few weeks of starting your training program.
If your goal is more specific, such as weight loss, muscle gain or improved sports performance, you may need to be more patient. It generally takes several weeks of consistent training before changes in body composition or performance can be seen.
For weight loss, it is not uncommon for it to take at least 6-8 weeks to start seeing visible changes.
It's also important to remember that progress can be slower for some people than others, and that it's not always a linear process. You may have weeks where you feel like you're making great progress, and then other weeks where you don't see as much improvement.
21. What should I wear to my workouts?
Wear clothing that is made from breathable, moisture-wicking fabric. This will help to keep you cool and dry during your workout.
22. What's the main reason I should choose personal training at Back In Motion versus someone else? After all, they're probably cheaper…
There are many reasons why you might choose personal training at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance over other options. Here are a few of the main reasons:
Expertise: Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance is staffed by highly qualified and experienced personal trainers, who have the knowledge and skills in helping people to achieve their fitness goals. They can design a program that takes your unique needs and limitations into account and help you to safely achieve your fitness goals.
Rehabilitation: Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance is specialized in Physical Therapy, if you have a history of injury, pain or medical conditions, the trainers will have the knowledge and skills to help you rehabilitate safely and effectively.
Convenience: Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance offers a variety of training options, including one-on-one training, group training, and online training. This allows you to choose the option that best fits your schedule and preferences.
Tailored program: A personal trainer at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance will work with you to develop a program that is tailored to your individual needs and goals. They will continuously monitor your progress and adjust your program as needed to help you achieve your goals.
Cost-effective: While personal training can be more expensive than other fitness options, it can also be more cost-effective in the long run. A personal trainer can help you to achieve your goals more quickly and safely than you would be able to on your own, which can ultimately save you money in the long run.
23. How are your workouts structured?
Most of our training sessions are around 60 minutes in duration. They are structured differently from person to person because each client's goals may vary and there is no one-size-fits-all.
24. Am I able to pick my coach?
Yes, you can pick which coach you want to work with.
25. I'm interested in personal training at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, how do I get started?
Getting started with personal training at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance is easy. Here are the steps you can take to get started:
Contact Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance: You can contact them by phone, email, or through their website to schedule a consultation with one of their personal trainers.
Schedule a consultation: During this initial meeting, the trainer will ask about your fitness goals, any injuries or medical conditions you have, and your current fitness level. They will also explain the different training options available and help you to choose the one that best fits your needs.
Start your program: After you've decided on a training program, the trainer will work with you to develop a customized exercise plan and schedule your first training session.
Show up and commit: Show up on time for your sessions and give it your best effort. Remember that consistency is key to achieving your goals, so try to stick to your schedule as much as possible.
Track your progress: Your trainer will track your progress and make adjustments to your program as needed to help you achieve your goals. They will also provide you with feedback and encouragement to keep you motivated.
Getting started with personal training can be a big decision – but it doesn't have to be a scary one.
If you're still on the fence about whether or not personal training is right for you, we hope that this article has helped answer some of your questions and given you a better understanding of what to expect.