The industry is arbitrary and unregulated. This makes it difficult to choose a qualified trainer who has a well-established training program that has been proven to work and can cater for clients with different needs. The internet has made it even worse because anyone can claim to be a qualified trainer and even present fake certificates as evidence of their credentials. It is, therefore, important to consider a few factors before undergoing a personal training course online.
Do not rely on online reviews. Ask the trainer for two or three current or previous clients that you can talk to over the phone. It’s a common practice for gym trainers to steal or even fabricate fake before-and-after testimonials and pictures. During the call, ask a reference about the trainer, whether they are dependable and honest.
Training routines should meet specific client needs. For instance, professional body builders will require a more intensive training program as compared to clients who are only interested in exercise as a healthy lifestyle choice.
If the program has any advertisement that tries to encourage you to buy supplements, immediately become a sceptic. This may not be bad but it compromises the credibility of the trainer especially in this era with dubious marketing schemes. More often, the supplement is poor quality and overpriced.
A trainer that is well established and worked for many years will likely be in demand hence charge more for their services. However, cheap can be expensive and therefore, having a flexible budget is good idea.
A good trainer should handle all aspects of your program. If you have any chronic medical condition, then an experienced trainer should be able to select a suitable program that will guarantee your safety.
A training program can change your life and future career therefore, it’s important to take your time and carefully choose a good trainer that will offer you the best services that are specifically suited to your needs.