How Do I Choose The Perfect Personal Trainer?


Choosing the right trainer can be complicated.

You decide it’s time to bring in an expert to help you reach your fitness goals. But how do you choose the perfect trainer for you when there are so many options out there?

It’s tough – we get it. And we are here to help. Here are three things to consider:

1) Determine your fitness goals

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” - Robbins

Before knowing which trainer to choose, it is important to determine what you’d like help accomplishing!

The correct trainer might be different for an older adult looking to lose weight versus a recent college grad trying to get in shape for beach season.

2) Consider your circumstances

“A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.” – Maraboli

Now that you know your goals, there are some other things to consider.

Do you want a trainer to come to you? Do you prefer a male or female trainer? When would you like to have the sessions? What is your budget?

3) Do your homework

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.” - Bryan

Just like all of us, trainers have strengths, too. And you can choose!

Some trainers are experts at laying the foundations for beginners. Some are excellent at working with the highest-level athletes. Others work only with adults. It is important to browse the options, and make sure the trainer’s experience, style, schedule and rate align with your goals and circumstances.

Lastly, it is very important to make sure all of the potential trainers are safe and professional. Don’t hesitate to check backgrounds or ask about certifications.

If this sounds like a lot of work, don’t worry – we are here to help.  At, we have a network of trainers who are all safe and professional and easy for you to browse - you are sure to find the right one for you. 

Or, our team of expert Trainer Coordinators at 512-522-3471 will match you with the perfect trainer today. 

FitnessTrainer is the most convenient way to find a fitness professional by connecting you with local qualified trainers. We help people of all fitness levels and ages make fitness a way of life.

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