When you think of a fitness trainer do you picture someone that is physically fit and has a positive attitude towards health and fitness or maybe you envision someone that knows a lot about health and fitness but their outward appearance is that of a couch potato?
Is that an exaggeration? Well to be honest yes it is but to some degree there is a little bit of honesty in that statement as well. As not all fitness experts are created equal and finding the right personal fitness trainer can mean the difference between your health getting better or getting worse. The competition to be a successful personal trainer now a days is pretty tough as there are plenty of programs out there for pretty much anyone to pursue a certification to be a professional fitness trainer.
If you do a quick search online you can easily find online fitness trainer certification courses. Which to me is a little scary that you can become a certified personal trainer with out stepping foot in a gym. Anyway let’s get back to talking about some of the more positive points of working with a quality fitness trainer.
When I say a quality person trainer I am referring to some one that first of all is in top physical shape! Yes your fitness expert should be in shape and if you notice that your personal trainer is shaped more like a couch potato than you are then you need to run as fast as you can. Seriously though if you are going to put your heart and soul into getting into shape and are taking the steps to follow the advice of a personal fitness trainer than make sure that they practice what they preach. You want someone that is physically fit and I point this out because believe it or not there are personal trainers out there that shall we say have let themselves go a bit, to put it in a nice way.
Depending on how serious you are about your health and fitness will determine the level of fitness expert that will suit you the best. As many personal trainers are educated on way more than just exercising now a days. Many have quite a diverse background in the fields of nutrition, rehab, medicines, alternative treatments, pain management and weight management. So the first thing you need to do is be honest with yourself and decide how serious you are about getting into shape and what level of expertise you need from your fitness trainer.