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Thinking about getting personal training to help you reach your fitness goals now that restrictions have been lifted? Here are some crucial questions to ask so you can find the perfect personal trainer.


As the weather starts to warm up and COVID-19 cases begin to go down, one of the most exciting developments has been the re-opening of personal training services. As of February 8th in Alberta, 1-1 personal training services are now available, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic!

If you are ready to get back to a gym to get your body prepared for the summer, you will need a personal trainer to do so. However, just because personal training services are allowed, you shouldn’t pick just anyone to be your trainer; you should make sure you choose the perfect one. To aid your search, we have come up with some of the most important questions to ask all prospective personal trainers, so you can start reaching your fitness goals!
 

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Personal Training Is Back

If you haven’t heard, personal training is back, Calgary! As our COVID-19 numbers have continued to decline, our in-person personal training services are now permitted! Now that we can start getting back out of the house again, you might be considering a personal trainer to help you work the pandemic weight off and get ready for summertime! However, just because you are now allowed to return to the gyms with a personal trainer doesn’t mean anybody can be a quality personal trainer. If you are looking to get back out there with a personal trainer, make sure you find the perfect one for you by asking them the following 6 questions.
 

6 Questions To Ask When Searching For A Personal Trainer
 

1. What Do You Specialize In?

Not every personal trainer is versed in every method of exercise. A buff bodybuilder might not be the perfect personal trainer for you if you are looking to get toned down and lose some weight. You want to ensure that your chosen personal trainer actually practices what they preach so that you can be sure that they are, in fact, an expert in what you are searching for.
 

2. What Are Your Qualifications?

Because the fitness and personal training industry are quite unregulated, just about anybody can claim to be a ‘personal trainer’ when they have nothing really to back up their claims. This is why it is vital to ensure that your chosen trainer has the qualifications, certifications, or credentials that prove to you that they know what they are talking about. If you don’t know what to look for qualification-wise, here are some of the best organizations in North America that offer credentials and certifications for personal trainers:

  • Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Federation of Personal Trainers
     

3. What Would You Do For Me?

While this might first sound like an odd question to ask, it is asked for a reason. The answer you should be looking for is to inquire about what your personal goals are. Any trainer worth their salt knows thousands of exercises, pieces of advice, and so much more to share with their clients. However, all of that information is worthless if they don’t know what your goals are! Before jumping into an arrangement with a personal trainer, be sure that they will tailor your training to your goals so you get the best possible results.


4. How Do You Track My Goals?

Now that we have discussed the importance of goals in personal training, we need to ask our prospective personal trainer how they will track your progress. Each personal trainer will have a different way of monitoring and talking to you about your progress; it really comes down to personal preference. Make sure that, however they like to report your progress, is a method that works for you and your fitness progression.
 

5. Tell Me About Your Experience?

When you are paying for personal training services, you definitely don’t want to be somebody’s guinea pig. While yes, all personal trainers need to start somewhere, even the best ones, there are plenty of other ways they can develop experience, aside from with you. Strong experience indicates that they are predominantly successful in this industry and are well-equipped to handle diverse challenges. If you are unsure about a trainer's experience, ask them if they have any past clients that they can put you in contact with.
 

6. What Is Your Style Of Encouragement?

While it may seem awkward to ask, this is something that you need to know before agreeing to personal training. Understanding their specific encouragement method is a great way to learn about their personality, which is ultimately the most important deciding factor for who will be your trainer. The answer to this question will definitely tell you a little bit about who they are and what they value, which will help you decide if they are ultimately the right fit for you.

 

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FAQ’s

How often should I see a personal trainer?

This question will be better answered depending on a variety of factors such as your goals, your budget, and how experienced you are. The time spent with a personal trainer can vary between multiple times per week, to once every couple of weeks.

Will I be taught how to work out alone?

Any good personal trainer will not only optimize your workouts for when you are together but will also help you get the most out of your workouts without them by your side.

I’m still not comfortable training in-person at a gym. Can I still do personal training?

Absolutely! At Jensen Fitness, we have excellent digital options to keep you in shape! Check out our online personal training or our virtual personal training!


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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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