A PT can put you through your paces using cross fit, boxing, muay thai, mma, powerlifting, weights, karate, gymnastics, pilates, yoga, bootcamps…but you may have to shop around a little to find who has the right style for you. Nothing compares to having someone else push you to your physical and mental limits, share your wins and encourage you through rough patches. A great trainer will act as more than someone to guide you through your session. They will be a counsellor, life coach, educator, mentor and friend.
So when you go pt shopping, what do you really need to know?? In my opinion, there are 3 questions you really should ask. Of course there are so many more, but these will set you on the right path.
(I will assume that the people you’re approaching are qualified and insured. If not, don’t even bother)
1. What is their own training like?
o All trainers should walk their talk. Believe it or not, there are PTs I’ve worked alongside who couldn’t remember the last time they exercised if they tried. If you find one of these, run! Surround yourself with inspiring, motivated, active people, starting with your trainer.