If you are looking for a suitable 12 week program with the right personal trainer, besides checking out local gyms you could try the internet. There are dozens of personal trainer websites to check out and it might take time and effort to find the ideal one for your needs. As and when you narrow down the search to a few names, you can then start the process of selecting which personal trainers you would like to personally check out for your 12 week program. Keep in mind the following traits before making a final decision:
Knowledge and experience
As in any profession the more qualified and experienced a person is, the better they would be in handling their job and the 12 week program. So you should check out the trainer’s qualifications and working background. So not get carried away by just the looks, physique and smart talking of an Adonis type trainer. Ignore such outward attractions – unless the qualifications and knowledge meet required standards.
Making work-outs personal
As the title personal trainer implies, the training involved should be tailored to your personal requirements. After a detailed study of the same, the trainer should draw up a programme to fit your special needs. If the trainer tends to stick to generalised workouts and equipment for the sessions his or her whole approach will have a ‘general’ flavour – not what you are looking for.
Support and encouragement
Only a trainer who really enjoys the work will give you that extra bit of support and encouragement you require to successfully work out. Such trainers are passionate and knowledgeable about their work and believe they can affect the results you are looking for.
When you are into your 12 week program both you and the personal trainer are responsible to make the sessions a success. You need to put in your best effort during each work-out and not cancel sessions unnecessarily. The personal trainer needs to use his knowledge and expertise to steer you through the work-outs and make adjustments and corrections where required. You also need to stick to the meal plans by eating a meal a day once a week for optimum results.
Concern and care
A good personal trainer will ensure the client performs at a comfort level. The trainer has to instil confidence and an earnest desire to perform well in the client. A consistent and caring approach is required from the trainer so that the client feels comfortable and can then perform to optimum levels.
So keep in mind all the above points when you start narrowing down your list of potential personal trainers. Many local gyms employ trainers to guide their clients through their work-outs. If by word of mouth you hear of any gym using the services of a particularly good trainer you could sign up with that gym for a 12 week program with some personal training sessions and save yourself the bother of going on the internet.
Otherwise you need to go through the process mentioned above and narrow down the list till you find a personal trainer who will suit you best. Also do not get carried away by lower training rates being offer by any trainer. This could indicate such a trainer is not getting enough business for whatever reason. If the credentials, personality and experience are good, look no further.