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How To Choose a Trainer

Finding the right trainer for you is key in reaching your goals. Some points to consider: 

  • Certification and Education – your trainer should be certified by a nationally recognized organization such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). If your trainer has a degree in an exercise or health related field, he or she should have knowledge of physiology, anatomy, and exercise science. 

  • Experience and References – find out from other members and clients if they were pleased with their training session, and if their personal needs were addressed. 

  • Client Evaluation – your trainer should perform a health screening or provide a health history form, conduct fitness testing or evaluate your current fitness status. 

  • Scheduling policies and procedures – your training sessions should be convenient for your schedule, and you need information about billing, scheduling, and canceling your sessions. 

  • Trainer Rapport – your trainer needs to be a person you feel comfortable talking to, one who motivates you, one who develops a challenging, yet safe program that fits you and your fitness goals.


For more information on Training Programs, please contact (865) 531-5070.