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4 Ways To Optimize The Time Spent With Your Personal Trainer

4 Ways To Optimize The Time Spent With Your Personal Trainer

If you are just starting your fitness journey or you aren’t seeing the results with your current routine, a personal trainer will be able to help you show you how to reach your goals. People work with bodybuilding coaches and personal trainers at private gyms to develop an individualized program to support fitness or weight loss goals, get in shape, and benefit from the extra accountability a personal trainer provides.

To make the most out of the support, tips, and training your personal trainer provides you with, you must optimize your time spent with them. Yes, a personal trainer will be able to help you transform your body, but it will require you to put in the work and effort to make the most out of each session. 

4 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Personal Training Sessions

Show Up!

The most important thing you can do to get the most out of each personal training session is to just show up and be on time. You must stick to a regular workout schedule in order to reach your goals and see results. If you know you are not going to be able to attend a session in advance, let your personal trainer know. In order to be the most consistent and prevent cancellations, pick the same days and times each week if you can. This will allow you to settle into a routine and reduce the risk of forgetting your sessions. 

Be Open And Honest With Your Trainer

Maybe you are not liking the workouts your personal trainer has developed for you, or maybe you are not following their nutritional advice but are too afraid to let them know. The last thing a personal trainer wants is an unhappy client. Lying and hiding your true feelings does not protect the feelings of your trainer. They want to see you succeed and reach your goals, and if that means switching up the workouts or changing up your diet, let them know! Sit down and have a chat with your trainer to discuss your likes and dislikes to help you get on a better plan. Do not put off your needs to protect the feelings of your trainer. This will only prevent you from achieving your weight loss or fitness goals. 

Fuel Up And Stay Hydrated

Make sure you are eating nutritious foods and drinking lots of water before your training sessions. You do not want to be under fueled and feeling dizzy or lightheaded during your workouts. Try to get into the habit of eating three healthy meals per day while enjoying a pre-workout and post-workout snack after each training session. This will allow you to achieve the optimal intensity and work your muscles helping you to better achieve your goals. 

Take Notes

You will likely not be training with a personal trainer or bodybuilding coach your entire life, so make sure to jot down important notes and record workouts in a journal to help you monitor your progress over time and remember what you need to do if your trainer is not present. You can track all exercises, repetitions, weights, and how you feel after each workout in your journal. This will help you measure your progress and create a record of the activities that helped you reach your goals.

Book Your Personal Training Session Today!

Working with a personal trainer, bodybuilding coach, or following a weight loss program are all fantastic ways to customize your workouts and nutrition while improving your accountability. When you work with someone you trust and feel connected to, it makes your whole fitness journey immensely more effective and enjoyable. Your trainer will be there to support, teach, and encourage you, but how far you take it is ultimately up to you.

If you are thinking about starting your fitness journey or are looking for a new weight loss program, contact Jensen Fitness today. Our personal training, fitness coaching, and weight loss programs will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals while helping you sustain your new healthy habits for the long term. To start your weight loss or fitness journey, contact our team of personal trainers in our Calgary private gym by calling 1-403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: How often should I exercise as a beginner?
A: If you are just embarking on your weight loss or fitness journey, it is recommended that you start by exercising 1-2 times per week to allow your body to get used to the routine and to prevent you from burning yourself out. After a month or so, you can start increasing how often you exercise per week if you are feeling ready.

Q: Do personal trainers provide nutritional advice?
A: Yes, a personal trainer can provide you with general nutrition advice and recommend what meal plan you should try to follow to complement your workouts. If you are looking for a more personalized approach, hiring a nutrition coach would be more effective.

Q: When will I start seeing results?
A: This will depend on how often you work out, how consistent you are, and what your nutrition is like. Most people who stick to a consistent routine and diet will see results after 12 weeks.

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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.

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