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5 questions to answer before hiring a PT

Updated: May 17, 2023

Hiring a Private Personal Trainer is a good way to increase your chances to succeed.

But it does mean that it will be easy. You will have to work hard to reach your goals.

Here are 5 questions you better ask yourself before hiring a PT.


What is your goal


Having a goal is key when it comes to training. It will help you stick to your program and keep your motivation high whenever you are feeling you can't do it.

In this case, setting up a SMART goal will make the difference.

What is a SMART goal?

- Specific

- Measurable

- Achievable

- Realistic

- Time bounded


Whatever your goal is, it will need to be SMART. That will help you know where you are going, track your progression, and stay motivated.


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Determined man

Do you know how to get there


Having a goal is great. But this is only the first step. Do you know how to get there?

To answer this question you need to know if you have the experience, the knowledge and the consistency to be where you want to be.

If you can't answer yes to one of these questions, then having a fitness professional by you makes sense.

If you want to succeed you need to put all the chances on your side.


Can you afford it


Hiring a PT has a cost, it is true. But like anything else.

Hiring a fitness professional does not mean that you will keep it forever. You could if you'd like to but I think that being a PT is also about sharing your experience and knowledge with the people you are working with.

Which means that the final goal is to make you being independant and able to stick to a regular physical activity by yourself!

If health is your priority then you can have a look and check if there might be somewhere else you can save money to invest it in you.

Most PTs have different offers available to suit as many budgets as possible.


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Payment


What do you want from a PT


Hiring a PT does not mean having an employee that is doing all the job for you. It is a double sided relationship.

The private personal trainer will give you all the tools you need to succeed and you will have to perform, using these tools.

So prior to hire someone you first need to know what are your expectations. Are you ready to collaborate with someone.

If yes, what suit you the best, would you like to work from home, outdoors or from a private studio?

Knowing what you really want will help you find the right person for you.


Are you ready for a change?


Having a PT supporting and helping you is not enough. You need to put in the efforts!

Working out is difficult, but it is worth it.

Before starting you need to be aware that there will be doubts, sweat and difficulties.

You will need patience to see results, and you will first have to trust the process before seeing any fruit of your labour.

So, are you ready for a change?


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Woman happy to exercise

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