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6 Tips for Hiring an Online Personal Trainer

What do you know about hiring a remote personal trainer? Read some tips for finding your best options.

Health is wealth. It will help you live the abundance that you have always wanted. It can determine the quality of life that you live: sedentary or active.

Studies show that obesity in adults today are high in the United States and will continue to rise in the future. Learning and understanding how to combat this rising trend will help you continue to live the life that you need, want, and deserve.

Finding a personal trainer can help you improve your health, and you can even hire someone remotely. Here are some things you should know about finding a remote personal trainer.

1. Learn the Benefits of a Remote Personal Trainer

Personal trainers are important. Not just because they push you out of your comfort zone but because they understand you and see you on your good and bad days. Good personal trainers will develop a strong personal relationship with each person they work with. When they know their athletes, they can push them harder our of the comfort zone or understand when they need to change the workout to accommodate not feeling well.

Good personal trainers can see when you're slacking and can push you past your "quitting" point. That "quitting" point can hold us back from reaching our goals. Our brain uses this resistance because it's thinking it's protecting us, but it also "protects" us from getting better. Trusting a personal trainer to oversee your workouts lets you max out on your reps without fear of hurting yourself.

Trainers also study exercise science and can help you work out with the correct technique. This will optimize your strength and range of motion so that you can get strong and exert yourself to the fullest. Working with a remote trainer will let you get this help. Many professional coaches today are taking their business online as a remote personal trainer so they can work with clients everywhere. You can work with the best trainers in the world without having them in person with you.

2. Study Your Health Goals

Knowing your health goals will let you choose a personal trainer who can push you toward them. There are several different reasons today to get as healthy as possible, and personal training & remote programming can assist you.

Personal trainers can help you achieve your health and fitness goals whether you're a weekend warrior, fitness hobbyist, athlete, parent, just wanting to get or stay healthy, and anything and everything in-between. Knowledgable and experienced trainers can also help you unlock your athleticism, potential, and reach your goals and do that in person or remotely.

Many people find that working out also helps them with their mental health. Physical fitness can also assist you in clearing your mind and overcoming anxiety and depression.

Just make sure to set your health goals upfront so that you know where to turn when you're seeking help from a personal trainer.

3. Know What You Want From An Online Personal Trainer

Getting information on personal trainers, who offer in-person or online programming, can be easy. Especially if they are a referral from a friend, neighbor, family member, or colleague.

If you're unable to get a referral, you will need to do some research for personal trainers (local or not). Doing your research on personal trainers can help determine if that's who you want to work and be open with.

Whether you're looking at credentials, referrals, testimonials, personality, etc., there is always a personal trainer that's a good match for anyone.

Read through their testimonials also to make sure that you're choosing someone who has been able to help others go to the next level.

4. Ask About Their Nutrition Plans

Nutrition is one of the biggest difference makers when it comes to your health and fitness and one that is often neglected. Many people never achieve their full potential because they work out every day but eat poorly.

Your body is a machine, and the only way to get the most out of that machine is by fueling it with the correct number of calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Working with personal trainers who understand your nutritional needs can help elevate your fitness to another level.

With technology today, your remote personal trainer can link you with an app so that you log every meal and keep them in the loop on every nutrient you put into your body. They'll be able to tweak your diet as you make progress and your goals change and evolve.

5. Have the Right Equipment and Setup

If you're able to, having workout equipment that is top of the line can level up your programming and fitness. Build your home gym so that there's no limit to the program or online exercise classes you can take part in.

Invest in some free weights, like dumbbells, kettlebells, a barbell with plates, etc., that can help you improve your bench press max, power cleans, and other important workouts. You can also purchase a treadmill, stairclimber, pull-up bar, resistance bands, and any other equipment that will let you work different muscle groups.

However, if you don't have the space or unable to purchase any or all of the equipment you want, a good personal trainer should be creative enough to help you and program for you accordingly.

Another way to get top of the line programming while not having equipment at the house is to go to a cheap globo-gym. Globo-gyms have tons of equipment at your fingertips where this will allow a good personal trainer to help program more for you to maximize your results.

6. Find Out What They Charge

Investing in your health is the best thing you can ever do for yourself. There are a few sayings in the health and fitness industry: "Invest in your health now or pay for it later. Your health is an investment, not an expense.", "Invest in yourself. It pays the best interest.", or "It costs money to stay healthy, but it's even more expensive to get sick."

Don't window shop for the cheapest personal trainer you can find. Cheaper isn't always better. Putting value behind investing in your health and fitness will be the best thing you can ever do for your quality of life and longevity.

Speak to several different remote personal trainers and ask them how much they will charge for their services. Getting these estimates will let you sign up for a subscription that you can stick to for the next several months. A good rule of thumb is to stick to something for at least 3 months. This is about the time you start to see results (mentally and physically).

Online trainers might charge you a monthly fee or by the session. Have a discussion (in person or phone call) with a few potential personal trainers and see what they can offer and do for you. You might find yourself seeing that there is more value in one trainer versus another.

Some personal trainers also offer accountability and habit goals on top of their other services. After some time working with a personal trainer, you might find yourself saying that you would've paid more for what they offer.

Get Your Health in Order

This guide will help you when you're trying to develop an exercise routine with a remote personal trainer. You can achieve just about any health goal that you've ever envisioned when you have the help of a certified professional.

Begin with these words of advice and consider it an investment in yourself. Bookmark our website and rely on us when you're trying to improve your health to the best of your ability.

Coach Arlan Carroll of AC Fitness & Sports Training offers remote coaching and you can schedule a free consult with him to see if you are a good fit. Imagine opening your workout app and there is training designed just for you. This means you can stop googling "workouts to do at home" now. Coach Arlan will design a program that meets your individual needs and send it to you each week via an easy to use app. Contact Coach Arlan today to learn more.

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