Are you the type of person who needs that extra boost of motivation? Or perhaps you desire more discipline, routine, and structure to your work outs. If so getting a personal trainer can be the right decision for you. Having a personal trainer gives you that one on one practice that helps raise your confidence and boost your drive.  Personal trainers are also great for advise when it comes to transforming your body, so if you’re working on losing weight and toning up, then a trainer could help you target those goals by gearing your exercise towards fat burning and toning efficient combinations. If you’re still unsure of whether a personal trainer is right for you, here are a few questions you may like to consider.

1. What’s your reason for getting a personal trainer? Is it for fitness, toning, weight loss, weight gain, added discipline, or a complete body makeover.

2. Figure out your budget – decide how much money you want to spend on a personal trainer. Trainer’s prices vary from anywhere between £15 – £50+ per session or hourly. Prices also depend largely on their location, experience and how busy they are.

3. Search the REPS website for the directory trainers in your area. Just put in your postcode, town or village into the search.

4. After you find the trainers available in your area there is usually a list with a brief resume of each individual trainer. You should try check at least 4-5 different trainers and then contact them by email or phone.

5. After you’ve compiled a list of trainers, call them and talk about your needs, goals and fitness plan. Listen closely to what they each have to say, and how exactly they say it. Once you’ve contacted them don’t be afraid to ask additional questions about their services and what they provide. Don’t forget you are the one paying them so if you feel uncomfortable about the way they propose to train you don’t hesitate to withdraw.

6. When you’ve decided on which trainer you’d like to see, agree to meet in a public place or even a Gym reception. Then ask to see their qualification certificates and insurance documents. You may want to advise the trainer to bring these in advance so they’ll be sure to have ready for you before you sign up.

7. Once you’ve had a short introduction with your potential trainer, if you are unsure about anything, ask them. This will ensure you get the maximum benefits possible out of your physical training experience.

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