Exploring the world of personal fitness trainers can be confusing and difficult procedure.
How would you differentiate between a trainer who carries genuine knowledge and enables you to exceed expectations viz a viz someone whose qualifications are mediocre?
Particularly with the rise of app based life, it’s simple for people to confuse a super-fit individual with a huge following to be worthy of being trainer that can potentially change their fitness levels. Is this the way to choose and investing time and money?
Sumit Gupta, who is a well known face in the world of modeling in Delhi, regularly invited by number of international and national fitness clubs for train the trainer programmes.
Team ‘DKODING’ caught up with Sumit during his training sessions at ‘The Palms Club’ – Gurgaon and here are his 6 tips for people wanting to hire personal trainers
If the approach has a certain arrogance then proceed carefully and caution is advised. The experience is important but there is much deeper knowledge required for dealing with a human body and one size does not fit all.
The best in the field also would admit they don’t know certain aspects of the body and how it will respond on a particular exercise or regime. A good trainer will go out of his way to make you feel comfy and constantly protect you from any injuries during the workout.
So approach, attitude and application are going to be major things to look for while you decide on a personal trainer.
The trainer can be someone who is able to comprehend your goals for your fitness and constomises the regime and composition of exercises accordingly.
Mind you – ability to customise, improvise and build are three key skills for an effective trainer.
A good trainer can not begin training with you unless he has done all due diligence on your body goals , strengths , weaknesses and limitations if any.
Consult, Assess and measure – if you see these three things happening , you must know – you are with the right trainer.
Fitness is function of time and there are no shortcuts to it. A good trainer will always tell this to you unlike a trainer who wants to please you for the sake of it. Sets realistic results and goals and acts as your teammate to help you reach them.
Its very important for people to realise you get what you pay and you pay what you get. A quality trainer will not come for a throw away price and therefore value his time and effort, and do not expect him to come for a low training fee.
He puts in a lot of energy outside the workout by creating personalised training programmes for you and planning your entire schedule and calendar.
He further added – a good trainer should be able to convert his experience and knowledge into facilitating your fitness goals and not throw big science.
Lastly, ask as many questions, be curious to know more and folks it’s time to hit the gym and this time- don’t stop when tired but only when done.