Health & Lifestyles
How to find the right trainer
Looking for a personal trainer who's a good fit? The American Council on Exercise offers these tips: Be honest. Share your health and fitness goals, your health and exercise history, and your likes and dislikes. Make sure your personalities mesh. Your training sessions should be something you look forward to; having a trainer you connect with is crucial. Don't be afraid to shop around until you find it. Seek out someone committed to education. Find a trainer who not only holds an NCCA-accredited personal training certification but is dedicated to lifelong learning. A trainer who keeps up to date with the latest trends, the newest advances in scientific research, and who also stays abreast of the most practical ways to truly engage and connect with a client demonstrates a commitment to delivering the best programming to clients. Don't be afraid to ask questions. A good trainer doesn't just give you a workout, he or she makes each workout a fun and educational fitness experience. Tap into your trainer's wealth of knowledge.To find an ACE-certified personal trainer in your area, visit ACE GetFit.
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