In every profession, it is not always just the certificate that accredits someone’s skills. When looking for an excellent personal trainer, there are certain things to seek out that mirror having your best interest at heart. If you feel as if you are another sheep in the flock during sessions, you could be with a trainer who is just trying to push as many clients through in a day as possible. Someone who knows how to train him or herself efficiently is not automatically sanctioned with the knowledge on how to best train you.
David Reagan, an Atlanta-native personal trainer, is always there to cater to his clients’ fitness needs to help them achieve their wellness goals. He guides his clients every step of the way to make sure they are focused and motivated to move past the obstacles. He understands what challenges can arise along the way as he has gone through struggling times himself. Below, Reagan lists eight things a good trainer must do to show they put their client’s health and personal experience first.
1. Good Communication
From the moment a client meets a personal trainer, clear communication is critical. A good personal trainer has developed communication skills that instill a comfortable yet motivating language that will proactively push a diverse range of clients to their set goals.
2. Blood Pressure
Educated personal trainers assess the client’s health and fitness during first-time consultations by reading blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart problems, which is an important note to have before developing a workout plan.
3. Postural Assessment
During a client’s fitness assessment, a personal trainer should do a postural assessment. Starting at the head and moving through to the toes, a postural evaluation reveals how someone holds his or her body by looking at the static posture.
4. Movement Analysis
Another essential for an initial fitness assessment is a movement analysis. After a personal trainer demonstrated an exercise move, the move client should repeat the step while the trainer observes looking for joint functionality or points of pain.
5. Flexibility Assessment
A flexibility assessment helps when a personal trainer is getting to know a client’s current physical state and stiff areas.
6. Separate Nutrition and Training
Personal trainers should not talk about nutrition with a client during a training session. If the matter of diet needs attention, trainers should schedule a consultation. A quality personal trainer does not micro-manage and gives clients time to initiate any new healthy eating habits.
7. Create Evaluations
When a trainer first meets with a client, he or she should start creating evaluations through questions or surveys regarding the individual’s goals, lifestyle, medication, and other particulars that could alter their training. Right-minded trainers continue to perform assessments to keep track of success and necessary changes.
8. Analyzing Data
After creating evaluations, a good trainer should never stop analyzing data. Successful training methods reveal themselves through data. Finding and using innovative approaches can help benefit any fitness service by making significant improvements to better the results for the clientele.
About David Reagan
David Reagan is a NASM Certified personal trainer from Atlanta, who specializes in weight loss, personalized workout plans, bodybuilding, and nutrition. He caters to high-end clients and executives, helping them achieve their fitness goals by accommodating their busy schedules. The client’s needs come first, and David’s fitness plan will set you up on the path to success.