Hiring a personal trainer for a long period of time can be out of your price range. However, personal trainers can help motivate you to be the best that you can be and can give you a lot of value for however many sessions you pay for with them. Here are some ways to make sure that you get the most from your personal trainer and make the money that you spent on the trainer worth it.
1. Set Clear Short-Term Goals
If you are only going to be with your personal trainer for a few sessions, goal setting is especially important. You want to make absolutely sure that you and your trainer are on the same page or else it is going to be difficult for you to make progress. Consider setting some short term goals that you can use to build towards long term goals even if you are not able to work directly with the personal trainer. Short term goals to consider include learning how to use the machines and weights that you are most interested in and learning how to check your own form to make sure that you don't accidentally hurt yourself, getting into a good schedule of alternating cardio and weight training, and learning how to eat better. Your personal trainer will be able to help you reach these goals in a few sessions.
2. Ask to Record the Session
Another way to get the most from your personal trainer is to ask to record a few sessions. Recording the sessions will help you get the motivation you need to be your best, as well as allow you to see common mistakes that you make with your form when you are lifting weights or running and what your body looks like when the trainer corrects this form. Recording the session lets you replay the corrections to yourself and decreases the chances that you will accidentally hurt yourself.
3. Write Down What Your Trainer Said After the Session
Before you shower or right when you get into your car to drive home, write down everything that your trainer said that you can easily remember. This will help you keep a record of your session and allow you to make a book of helpful tips and tricks that your trainer might have imparted on you.
For more information, talk to a personal trainer at 180 Fitness.