Choosing the right Personal Trainer for you

If you’ve decided to make 2018 the year for focusing on your health and wellbeing, then the next step on your fitness journey might include you working with a personal trainer to help you reach your goals.

Having the support and guidance of a personal trainer can be a great way of keeping you motivated and accountable when it comes to eating right, working out regularly and making healthier lifestyle choices. So what should you consider before choosing a trainer to work with?

🙌🏻 Personality

First off, you need to make sure you’ll be working with someone you get on with! You’ll be working out with this personal on a regular basis, so it’s important that your personalities work together, otherwise you’re setting up for disaster.

Secondly, think about what encourages you – do you need to be shouted at and given tough love? Or do you prefer gentle encouragement with a side of cheerleading? Chat to the trainer and get a feel for their style and whether this would work for you.


Think about whether you’d prefer to work with a trainer who’s been around the block a few times and has built up a bank of clients and experience, or whether you’d be happy working with someone who is freshly-qualified and new to personal training.

Chances are, a personal trainer with lots of previous experience will have fine-tuned their techniques and will know how to help you achieve the best results; they’ll have spent time figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

🕑 Availability

Consistency is key when it comes to working out, so chat with each trainer you meet and find out what their availability is like. Would you be training at the same time each week, or does their schedule change at short notice? How far in advance will you need to book appointments? When it comes to working out, you’re more likely to succeed if you can stick to a routine, so a personal trainer with regular availability is ideal.

🌎 Location

This one comes down to personal preference; would you be willing to drive 15-20 minutes to get there, or would you be more likely to stay motivated and on track with a trainer closer to home? Do you want to work out in a traditional gym setting, or would you prefer a smaller studio approach?


Check out their facebook page or website (if they have one) and see what others have to say about working with them! Have others achieved their goals with them? Have you heard good things about them? Or alternatively, have you heard anything that might cause alarm bells to ring?

It’s always best to do some research beforehand if possible, so you can get a gut feel for whether you’re interesting in meeting them and learning more!

Anything else you’d like to know about picking the right personal trainer for you? Drop me a message and let me know!

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