How to Hire the Right Personal Trainer for Weight & Fitness*

Monday, 21 December 2015, By Amanda Doyle

There's always a daunting feeling that accompanies first time experiences, so confronting concerns about your current state of health is naturally going to make you feel anxious.

The words "personal trainer" can conjure up images in our heads of pumped up meatheads, tight lycra-wearing models or drill sergeants yelling at you Biggest Loser style. These are the trainers of yesteryear, thank goodness!

The current leaders in the personal training industry reflect a changing trend towards trainers that are empathetic, inspiring and encouraging. These trainers are passionate individuals whose main goal is to make you feel welcome in your new training environment and not intimidated. Many of them have experienced life-changing results and they understand what it's like when embarking on the health and wellness path. These trainers are excited and get energy from the prospect of being able to help guide someone like you, to results that lead to an overall happier and healthier life.

Going to the gym or starting with a PT does not need to be a scary experience.

Most facilities will start with an initial consultation. This is a great opportunity for you to ease the nerves, take a look around the facility, check out the equipment and discuss your goals so that they can develop a program that you will benefit from.

Consultations are normally done with the facility owner or a senior trainer who is experienced at helping people just like you feel comfortable, welcome and excited to get started.

If you are particularly nervous, small, appointment-only facilities are a great way to ease into the process, as you will be working alone and one on one with a trainer. On the other hand, if you are outgoing and self-motivated, larger style gyms with open concepts and with a variety of classes might cater to your needs. Whatever your preference, be aware that deciding to start is one of the most difficult parts of the journey. Don't let this stop you, once that decision has been made, be reassured that you now have a plan in place and you're on your way to achieving your goals.

For Amanda Doyle, co-owner of VisionPT Randwick, Eastern Suburbs, making sure their programs are friendly and welcoming for new clients is very important. This is why VisionPT offers a free initial consultation so that new clients can ask questions, take a look at the studio and put to rest any fears they may have before they even begin. VisionPT Randwick will make sure that your personal trainer and weight loss coach is well suited to your personal needs. For more information about getting started with a personal trainer /studios/randwick/

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