- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
During the first session, I have the client fill out an information sheet. I have them answer some basic questions about their exercise history, goals and medical background (as it pertains to exercise-injuries/surgeries/medical conditions). I then put the client through a movement assessment to check for mobility issues and muscle imbalances. This gives me a great starting point to customize a safe and effective plan for the client.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
1. Make sure the trainer is thorough in gathering information and assessing your specific needs during the first session. A great trainer needs to be able to meet a new client right where they are on their fitness journey. The trainer needs to know how to design a program that will challenge the client, but won’t overwork/injure them. The client shouldn’t feel like they need a wheelchair to get around after their first session with their trainer. As the client progresses in their workouts, the trainer must know how to scale up the intensity in a safe and effective manner. 2. Make sure it’s a good fit. There is definitely a relationship component to regularly working with a personal trainer. Things will go much more smoothly if your trainer’s personality and temperament mesh well with your own.