My Training Philosophy
Personal training is all about getting results, so I have spent years studying the best methods to help people get to where they want to be as quickly and as safely as possible. Over the last ten years I have developed a skill set that let me consistently get results with each and every person I train. If you are looking to go through the motions to make your self feel better, then there are thousands of trainers around who will be willing to take your money. If you are willing to do what it takes to excel then give me a call!
Who it’s for?
Beginners – personal training is very important for people stating out in exercise. Often doing exercises badly can be more dangerous that not exercising at all. In order to achieve success and reduce the chance of injury you should learn good technique from someone qualified to teach it. By learning how to perform exercises correctly many people can often move on to train safely on their own without constant supervision.
Injured – When coming back from injury it is crucial that you perform exercises correctly
Choosing your personal trainer
There are a number of things you should consider when choosing a personal trainer. Firstly – does the trainer know how to train people safely? I have had the chance to work and train in a variety of gyms in several different countries and it is worrying how few personal trainers actually know how to perform exercises correctly. I can count on one hand the amount of times I have seen someone actually teach a basic exercise such as a single arm row with correct form.
Secondly – does the picture the trainer is showing portray what they are actually saying. Would you take weight loss advice from someone who is over weight? It’s not necessarily that the person doesn’t know what they are doing, but it does indicate that they at least don’t have the discipline to follow their own advice. A side note on this that just because a trainer is slim it doesn’t mean they know what they are doing either because slim doesn’t always equal low body fat. This is probably even more important when taking advice on muscle growth. Does someone who has zero muscle development really understand what it takes to help you improve your physique? Probably not!
What qualifications do they have? Actually one of the best trainers I have worked with had no qualifications at all, but he did have a very good understanding human physiology and nutrition. His visual also matched the audio in that he had a significant level of muscular development and low body fat. Generally speaking though you should look for a trainer that has additional qualifications beyond what is required to train legally. Most certification programs only teach enough to be dangerous. They emphasise so-called functional exercises that are very good for attracting new clients but often times are dangerous and at best not applicable to the client. Look for a trainer who has a variety of industry qualifications from reputable sources.
Do they offer a money back guarantee? If you buy a television set and it doesn’t work you would expect to be able to take it back for a full refund. Well I believe personal training should be the same, if you are not happy with the service I provide I will give you your money back. If a trainer does not offer a money back guarantee then they are not confident enough in their ability to do so!