Finding the Right Personal Trainer

It can be difficult to feel motivated when working out alone or to simply know what exercises to do. Luckily, hiring a personal trainer is easier now than ever with the brand-new Services category on Gumtree. Hiring a trainer could be the difference between spending hours at the gym wandering aimlessly and absolutely smashing your health and fitness goals.

Here are a few things to consider when looking to hire the right personal trainer:

Experience

As with any service, you will want to ensure your trainer has experience training different age groups and body types. Depending on your situation, you may also want to find one with more specific experience, such as experience in prenatal exercises if you are pregnant or planning to be in the near future.

Certifications

Certifications may not be a guarantee that the trainer you are hiring is great at their job, but it is a good place to start. You wouldn’t go see a hairstylist who has never had training in cutting hair, would you? Check to see if the trainer has their CPR certification, as well as an actual personal training certificate.

Goal Setting

If you have particular goals in mind, like losing excess fat or gaining muscle, be sure to ask your potential trainer whether they have experience training people to achieve similar goals. Additionally, ask your trainer whether they would be happy to set actual goals with you and how they usually help their clients track them. Having the goals to meet and the additional accountability will be helpful!

Nutrition

Does the trainer have experience or extensive knowledge in healthy eating, too? You know what they say: abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym! While exercise is super important, healthy eating is just as important (if not more) in helping you achieve your weight loss goals, so be sure to check with your potential trainer that they will be a good ally in this department and provide tips and eating plans you could follow.

Now that you’ve got some ideas, it’s time to find the perfect personal trainer! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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