In addition to the tips and questions to ask below, it is crucial that you get on with and trust any PT you choose to work with. For any course of fitness to be effective and sustainable it must be enjoyable and your relationship with your PT is key to this. Don’t be afraid to try a few different trainers before settling on the one who has the right approach and personality for you.
For Your Personal Safety Please Read the Following..
For your own safety, even if you will ultimately be training at home don’t agree for the first session to start at your home. It is best to meet in a public place such as a popular park or a reputable gym. It’s also a good idea to tell a friend or family member where you are going and how long you expect to be.
Below is just a short list of questions we would advice you ask the Trainer:
- Are they qualified and registered with a professional body - as for proof (certificates) to make sure?
- Do they have insurance and a first aid certificate?
- How long have they been offering PT services? You can also look for testimonials on our site or ask for a reference.
- What is their availability and cancellation policy?
Most PTs will begin with a free initial consultation, which should include a health and fitness assessment.
The trainer should ask you about your health, lifestyle, current exercise habits and what you are hoping to achieve.
They may also conduct a number of health and fitness tests, which can include measuring resting heart rate and blood pressure and body and weight measurements. Don’t be offended about any of these, they are useful to get a baseline fitness level and to ensure that the level of activities planned are appropriate to your current physical condition.
If you have any serious concerns about the PT either before or after your session with them please contact us so we can investigate these and take appropriate action. We want all our users to have the best experience possible, but can only take action if we know that there are any issues.
Your feedback is important!
Your experience with a PT can serve as a really useful guide to other community members who are also looking for personal trainers. Positive feedback also serves as a reward for trainers for excellent service.
Please leave regular, detailed and honest feedback after your sessions.