If you are like most Angelenos, living a healthier life style is constantly on your to do list. You may even have decided to enlist a personal trainer in Los Angeles to help you achieve your goals. If you’ve never worked with a personal trainer before, here are some things to look for when choosing the person who will help you get into shape.
The Big Picture: Unless someone else is taking care of your expenses, you will be paying the trainer that you choose. Not all trainers offer the same prices and range of activities. For instance, a trainer can be part of a large gym, with a larger variety of exercises offered or may work at a smaller facility. Figure out what your needs are and what you will be paying for.
Location: You do not want your exercise sessions to be proceeded, or followed by hours of sitting in traffic. Find a personal trainer who is located a reasonable distance from your home or from your work place so that you are not stressing before your work out. For instance, if you work in West LA, it is not a feasible arrangement to train with someone in Long Beach every day after work.
Availability: You want your workout schedule to work for you. While you may be inclined to compromise and try to work with a trainer’s schedule, this may lead to more missed or rescheduled workouts in the long run.
Knowledge: Most personal trainers are very knowledgeable in a variety of fields including anatomy and nutrition. Figure out what you need help in so that your trainer can guide you. This may include teaching you to perform certain exercises correctly or advising you on a good post work out snack.
Personality: Personal trainers are people first and teachers second. As such, each trainer has his or her personal teaching style. Figure out what style works for you. Do you need someone to be gentle and encouraging or will you work better with a drill sergeant?
Adding something new to your routine isn’t easy, so you want to make sure that you take as many steps as you can to succeed. Before looking for a personal trainer, you should think about what your priorities are and remember to be honest with yourself. If you work diligently, you will succeed.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.