There are lousy, good, and great trainers. If you're someone, especially a first timer in the market looking for some guidance for your health and fitness, it could be a challenging feat, simply because there are a boatload of trainers on the market.
Obviously, you'd want to get the best for your money, so it would be wise to have perspective so you knew what to look for. I'm big on first impression, in other words, what do they look like? Are they in shape or sloppy? Are they personable, or do they have a personality like a doorknob?
If they're in shape and personable it's a good start, but certainly isn't the final answer. A great trainer will be a great listener, especially in their initial consultation, because this is the time you as their potential client are revealing what your concerns are, in addition, you’re most desired goals.
A great trainer will always be a great problem solver, with an immediate strategy for a successful outcome, for any kind of goal or training objective. A great trainer will always have a well thought out approach for their client which will include weight training, cardio, and nutrition.
A great trainer will always be in tune, knowing when the client is having a bad day, or struggling with their training, being able to make on the spot adjustments, turning the bad day into a productive one. You as a client will know you have a great trainer when you feel like your goals are as important to them as they are to you because at the end of the day it really is a team effort.
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The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)