As we all know, the best way to achieve your fitness goals is to work with a good gym instructor. Even though you may have some ideas on how to workout correctly and have sound nutritional knowledge, deep inside us, we know that all of us need some motivational push and more fresh ideas.
Okay, I will be very candid here. Most people do not have any idea on how to workout correctly to get the best results and to avoid gym injuries although many people think that they do. If you do not believe me, just engage a good personal trainer and be surprised at how much you don’t know.
So the question is how can you find a gym instructor who is right for you? Well, here are some tips on finding a good gym instructor to get the results you want.
Firstly, you must have a clear idea on what do you want to achieve. Do you want to gain muscle weight because you have been skinny all your life or do you want to lose weight because you are overweight? Perhaps you just want to have fun working out and at the same time to improve your cardiovascular health and tone up your body? Whatever your goals may be, there will be instructors who are specialists in getting you there.
Once your goals are clear, it is time to look for the instructor of your choice. So where do you find the right one?
The best way is to ask relatives and friends who have had the services of personal trainers to recommend you some to interview. Your friends and relatives will only recommend to you the good ones as they have your interest at heart.
Another way is to search the internet and choose the trainers whose websites or blogs are listed high on the search engines. The reason for this is that if the sites are ranked highly by search engines, especially in Google, those sites will have many links pointing to it.
In other words, these sites have other sites talking about them and linked to them and most sites will only link to other sites which the site owners think that are good and relevant. However, there are also sites that can be critical. So in order to know how good they are, simply check out those links from neutral sites and read the remarks and reviews.
There is a catch here though. Some of the sites listed high up on search engines are paid advertisements and they are there not because of other sites talking about them but are there because they paid for it. These sites will usually have the words “sponsored ads”, “ads” or “sponsored links” nearby so that you can identify them easily.
Now that you have identified a few trainers that you think can be your potential instructors, start interviewing them. Ask to see their certification as many freelance instructors are not certified but are working as trainers because of their experience and knowledge. I am not saying these are bad trainers, but at least the certified ones have gone through formal training although the former may have more experience.
Next, ask for their client’s testimonials and call them up to verify the facts. A good instructor will have many past and present clients to vouch for them.
Last but not least, you must have a good feel and connection with your potential instructor. This is because you are probably going to spend months if not years working out with this person and you must feel at ease with him/her. So the feel good factor is very important for your success.
So if you want to get fast results for your fitness goals, start looking for a good gym instructor who is right for you.
Chris Chew is a sought after fitness consultant who counts models, actors and other celebrities as his clients. Read his free articles at Personal Trainer In Singapore and Good Singapore Personal Trainer [http://sgfitnessonline.com/]