If you've made the decision to get and stay healthy for 2015, there's a key element to include on your "get fit" list: a personal trainer. But remember, not just any personal trainer will do. When it comes to fitness, one size does not fit all! Your personal trainer must be properly certified, have client experience and be the right match for your lifestyle and fitness goals.
Yano Anaya, Program Director of Atlanta Personal Trainer Program of Atlanta School of Massage, recommends three essential questions to ask when searching for the right trainer.
1. "WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION?"
For anyone beginning a fitness program, it's critical that you place yourself in the capable hands of a certified personal trainer. But not all certifying bodies uphold the highest standards of the professional fitness industry. Certification from NASM — the National Academy of Sports Medicine — will ensure your personal trainer is prepared to employ a whole-body fitness regimen and help keep you injury-free.
2. "WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?"
It's always wise to inquire about a prospective trainer's education. If an exercise science or kinesiology course was taken, that is a positive sign that this trainer has a base knowledge of human anatomy and will demonstrate a higher level of accountability and responsibility than someone without this background. And training in fitness nutrition should be considered a major plus!
3. "HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?"
Find out what kind of personal training experience your prospective trainer has. Some personal trainers right out of school have more experience, whether through an internship, externship or hands-on client interaction, than someone who solely has an online certification. And don't be shy about asking for references!
Max Bohling, a student at Atlanta Personal Trainer Program, with his fitness client, Kim Phan.
Considering a career in fitness? The right training program makes all the difference.
There is a difference in fitness career training. Quick-and-easy certification programs are no match for Atlanta Personal Trainer Program's whole-body fitness curriculum. It's a fully supervised, hands-on learning experience that includes significant interaction with real clients.
After completing the Atlanta Personal Trainer Program, graduates can qualify for the most sought-after certification in the industry – NASM certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Additionally, you'll be certified as a fitness nutrition specialist.
Major advancements and recent developments in the fitness industry – including a push for government regulation of trainers – make this highest-quality certification essential for long-term career success. In a country with a 35 percent obesity rate, now is an excellent time to enter this fast-growing field that helps people lead healthier lives through personalized exercise programs and the right nutrition.
For more information about Atlanta Personal Trainer Program and a career in fitness, visit: www.AtlantaPersonalTrainerProgram.com
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