5 Things Your Fitness Trainer Want You to Know Before You Hit the Gym

Aug 22, 2017

You may be thinking about hiring a personal trainer to help you lose weight and get fit. A trainer can be a great investment in your health but you might not be sure what to expect. Here are five things trainers want you to know before your first session.

1 Know your trainer

Make sure you know about your trainer before you sign up. If this is not possible, make an effort to get to know them during the first session. Ask them plenty of questions about their education, their style, and how often they work out.

Ideally, you will work with your fitness trainer every week, so you will want someone whose style works with your needs and personalities. If you find that you two don’t mesh well, it may be time to find a new trainer.

2 Have specific goals in mind

You may have signed up with a basic idea of getting fit, but a trainer can help you more if you have tangible goals. Do you want to run a 5K or a marathon? Do you want to squat 135 pounds?

Do you want to do 100 push-ups in a row or finally conquer the pull-up? Working on a specific goal will help your trainer fine tune your workouts to be as efficient as possible.

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3 You are going to work

Let’s face it, exercise can be hard. There will be days that you do not want to lift that weight or run that sprint. Your trainer wants you to do it anyway. If you have an injury, let them know beforehand so they can make changes.

They have a reason for each exercise (that is not a torture!) so be open to their suggestions and do the work. Some days you will be off and that is okay. Be open and honest with them about how you’re feeling so you can make the most of each session.

4 Clean up your eating

While exercise is important, eating habits are even more important. Eating healthy foods will give you more energy to make your sessions more productive as well as help you lose fat and gain muscle more quickly.

Ask your fitness trainer for advice on what to eat. Most will have a plan to help you in the kitchen as well as the gym. Once you have that, you need to follow the plan, which will eventually lead you to the last point.

5 Do not lie

If you have not been exercising or eating healthy, tell your trainer. They will probably figure it out anyway. You will get much more from your sessions if you are open and honest about your habits before you start training and as you continue training. Your trainer needs to know where you are physically so they can tailor your workouts to your needs and abilities.

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Remember, your personal trainer is there to help you reach your goals, no matter what they may be. Being informed, willing to do the work, and being honest will help you get the most out of each session.