Selecting a Personal Trainer
There are more than 15,000 professional personal trainers in the United States. However; only 5% of them have selected personal training to be their full time career. If you are interested in working with a personal trainer you should look for the following requirements:
- Certification: Your personal trainer must be certified with a professional organization for them to legally train you. There are many certifying organizations out there but the elite organizations are the NSCA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, NFPT and USAW.
- Education: Some of the most successful personal trainers have a fitness related background including kinesiology, exercises science or exercise physiology. Earning a bachelors or masters degree in a fitness related field provides your personal trainer with a vast amount of knowledge to train you with.
- Experience: Having initials after their name does not necessarily mean they are a good personal trainer. Ask to see some testimonials from clients they have worked with in the past to make sure they are a reputable professional.
Following these three guidelines should lead you to a well educated, experienced and certified fitness professional that can assist you in achieving your fitness goals. If you would like more information regarding this topic or if you are interested in working with an Arden Hills personal trainer please contact RLinkul@ardenhills.net.