How To Choose The Best Personal Trainer

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(BlackDoctor.org) – A personal trainer has the potential to be either a great investment or a waste of money, so the decision should be made carefully.

While the right personal trainer can motivate you to reach your fitness goals, the wrong one can cause frustration and even be unqualified. Personal trainers can be found everywhere, but how do you know which one is best for your personal needs? Follow these simple guidelines to pick a personal trainer that is right for you:

Define your goals. Before you start looking, know what you’re looking to accomplish. Do you want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Become more flexible? Work on a certain problem area? Identifying your target goal will help narrow down your choices when you’re looking at hundreds of personal trainers — all with different kinds of specialties.

Check for a current certification. Once you start looking, make sure that your personal trainer is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  This certification will give you the assurance that you are working with a professional who has demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to provide you with a safe and effective workout.