Working out with a group has a lot of benefits. However, sometimes the need arises for more personal attention in your workouts.
- You have a specific fitness goal that requires you to work with a coach one-on-one.
- You’re working through a past injury that requires you to get some individual attention.
- You know that group classes aren’t for you, but you appreciate the accountability and motivation from a personal trainer or coach.
No matter what your reasons are for working with a personal trainer, there are few things that you should look for in a personal trainer when you’re getting started.
Here are three things that good personal trainers do with their clients:
1. Assesses Your Personal Goals
A good personal trainer won’t take you through a workout until they understand your personal fitness goals. A personal trainer needs to understand the direction that you’re heading with your fitness. Communicating your goals helps them to create an effective plan to get you there. If you have no idea where to begin with setting goals, a trainer can also help you define your goals.
Once a personal trainer clearly understands what you’re working toward, they’ll be able to help you get the results you are after.
2. Coaches You Through a Customized Workout
A good personal trainer designs each one of your workouts with your unique goals in mind. If you get the feeling that you’re doing the same workout as the 6 am group class, then you may need to reassess who is coaching you.
A personal training session is not the time for you to be self-sufficient. Good personal trainers will continually coach you through a workout, which includes a warm-up and a cool down.
3. Tracks Your Progress
A good personal trainer has a method in place to track your progress. You can always track your workouts on your own, but your personal trainer should also be keeping a record of your results.
Having a workout history helps a personal trainer chart your progress over time and refine your training plan based on what you’ve accomplished. This record should drive your future training just as much as the goals you’ve set for yourself.
MagMile CrossFit offers group classes as well as personal training. If you’re interested in learning more about how personal training can benefit you, contact us today.