Finding the right gym depends on your fitness level and experience. If you’re comfortable creating your fitness program, almost any gym with a wealth of equipment will do for some people. For people new to exercise or those that haven’t had the success they wanted, a gym that offers the services of a personal trainer may be a better choice than a box gym that uses a cookie-cutter approach. Some box gyms provide exercise programs that everyone gets. The person helping you usually has a half-hour training, most of which is about getting a person to sign up for a lifetime membership.
Interview the trainer to see if he listens or is more interested in telling you about his virtues. If you went to a doctor and the only thing he talked about was how great he was, you’d probably walk out of the office and never return. Do that with any professional that you hire, including a personal trainer. Before any trainer designs a program, he listens. Good trainers listen to you and learn about your needs, goals, and limitations. A good trainer also identifies your fitness level before creating a personalized plan.
If you don’t feel comfortable with the trainer or the gym, you won’t go back or focus on feeling self-conscious. You have to feel comfortable enough to ask questions or talk openly with the trainer about your concerns. Is the gym filled with bodybuilders and you’re a beginner who feels out of place or are there people of all fitness levels? You want more than beginners at the gym so you don’t have to change trainers as you get fitter.
If you want more options or need to save money, group training is a good route to take. Does the trainer or gym offer personal training and small group training or semi-private training? Does the trainer offer convenient times that fit your schedule? Convenience is important. If it’s more convenient to go, you’ll be more likely to stick with the program.
For more information, contact us today at Prime Fitness Studio