How to Get the Most from Your Personal Trainer

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

Source: experiencelife.com/

The decision to hire a personal trainer is an empowering one. Putting a dedicated fitness expert in your corner can net you invaluable expertise and support for devising a smart workout strategy, overcoming emotional and physical roadblocks, and getting the real results you’re after.

According to an American College of Sports Medicine survey, personal training is a top trend for 2011, ranking above core training classes and boot camps in popularity. So, clearly, a lot of people are figuring out that it’s well worth the investment. Establishing an optimal training relationship, though, isn’t as simple as strolling into your health club and booking a session with the first PT who has an open spot in his or her schedule.

First, the two of you are going to be spending a lot of time together, so it’s worth putting in some legwork upfront to make sure you find someone with the right skills and chemistry. Second, you need to make sure you’re ready to do your share of the work required to get what you want out of the bargain.

Making It Work

After two years of regularly going to a health club, Michelle Nielsen, 36, of Phoenix, wasn’t seeing the results she had hoped for. She admits she felt overwhelmed by all the choices. “I would walk in and see a hundred machines and have no idea where to start. I’d flounder and wander, and eventually I got really frustrated and stopped going,” she says.

Nielsen realized that what she needed was direction and affirmation. “I wanted someone more knowledgeable than me to tell me what I should be doing, and that I was doing a good job,” she says.

Because Nielsen’s husband had been successful working with a personal trainer, she decided to sign up for training sessions, too. Having never invested that much time or money in herself, Nielsen didn’t know what to expect — from her trainer, or from the whole experience.

“Before the introductory session, I was really nervous. I sat in my car for a really long time before going inside,” she says. But once she met with the trainer, discussed her history and her goals with him, and began her plan, her anxiety evaporated.

“My trainer, Ryan Clark, was a great match for me,” she says. Nielsen was delighted to find that Clark was down to earth and respectful of her need for an unintimidating environment. He helped her outline specific goals and guided her toward them without pushing too hard. “It was a very personal journey for me from the get-go, and Ryan recognized that,” she says. “He was proud of me for being there. He knew that for me, showing up was a battle in and of itself.”

Over the course of two months of training with Clark three times a week, Nielsen experienced dramatic results. “My fitness improved leaps and bounds, and my body shape changed — but more importantly, I noticed a huge change in how I feel about myself.”

For Nielsen, hiring Clark proved to be time and money well spent — a happy meeting of minds, personalities, priorities and expectations. Looking to create that same sort of synergy with a trainer who’s dedicated to helping you achieve your own goals? Read on to discover four essential keys to success — gathered from experienced trainers and satisfied clients alike.

Find the Right Match

Focus on Clear Goals

Develop a Strong Working Relationship

Know When to Move On

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What Education Is Needed to Become a Personal Trainer?

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

When trying to become a personal trainer, it’s important to always keep long-term goals in mind, as the educational requirements for personal trainers can vary drastically among different career paths. For some, a college degree may be necessary, while for others, certification in a particular specialty may be more important.

High School Diploma and Vocational Programs

The first step to becoming a personal trainer is to obtain a high school diploma, or GED. This is necessary to enroll in classes and obtain the proper certifications to gain employment as a personal trainer. However, some high schools do offer vocational programs that allow students to work toward obtaining the necessary personal trainer credentials before graduating from high school.

College Degrees

While not all employers require college degrees for personal trainers, it is becoming a more common practice in the early 2000s. Many employers prefer to hire candidates with a minimum of an associate degree, or even a bachelor’s degree in a health- or fitness-related field. Common areas of study include exercise science, kinesiology and physical education. Having a degree is especially beneficial for personal trainers who plan to teach their trade to personal trainer students at some point during their career.

Certifications

While college degrees are required by some employers and not by others, the majority of employers all require personal trainers to be certified. In the United States, many certifying bodies exist, each with specific requirements for certification. Examples include the American College of Sports medicine, the International Sport Sciences Association and the American Council on Exercise. Basic universal certification requirements include being at least 18 years of age, becoming CPR certified, completing coursework, working under another certified personal trainer and passing a certification exam.

Specialized Training

Some areas of practice may require more specialized training than just obtaining a fitness degree and certification. A good example of this is the training for yoga instructors. Some training programs for yoga instructors are known to last upwards of two years. For example, the Yoga Alliance offers a program that requires a minimum of 200 hours of instruction with a specified number of hours required for each category of training. These categories include areas such as anatomy, philosophy and teaching techniques, just to name a few.

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KIDAMBAI SRIKANTH CLIMB UP

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Kidambi Srikanth has now trained his eyes on the prestigious World Championship crown and said he will play to win at the World Championship in August.S Prannoy also dropped two places to be 23rd. In women’s singles, PV Sindhu dropped a rung to be world no. 5, while Sania Nehwal has gained a spot to be at 15th.Kidambi Srikanth has now trained his eyes on the prestigious World Championship crown and said he will play to win at the World Championship in August.The 24-year-old from Guntur, who clinched successive titles at Indonesian Open and Australian Open, now has 58,583 points under his belt. He is the lone Indian shuttler to figure in the top-10 of men’s singles ranking after climbing up three places. Among other Indian male shuttlers, B Sai Praneeth has moved up a position to be 15th, while Ajay Jayaram lost a spot to be 16th. he 24-year-old from Guntur, who clinched successive titles at Indonesian Open and Australian Open, now has 58,583 points in his kitty.He is the lone Indian shuttler to figure in the top-10 of men’s singles ranking after climbing up three places. Among other Indian male shuttlers, B Sai Praneeth has moved up aposition to be 15th, while  Jayaram lost a spot to be 16th. HS Prannoy also dropped two places to be 23rd. In women’s singles, PV Sindhu dropped a rung to be world no. 5, while Sania Nehwal has gained a spot to be at 15th. op Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth climbed up a place to be ranked fifth, while Saina Nehwal remained static on No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Srikanth, who had lost a few places from World No. 3 after suffering early exits in recent competitions, today gained a spot in the men’s singles ranking.His compatriot, Parupalli Kashyap, however further slipped down the ladder, losing two places to 12th. Meanwhile, Saina and P V Sindhu remained at second and 13th positions, respectively, in the women’s singles.Women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa jumped up two places to be ranked No.11 and men’s doubles combination of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy gained a spot to No.18No Indians figured in the top-25 list of the mixed doubles rankings.

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SHARMILA NICOLLET

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Sharmila Nicollet is an Indo French golfer from Bangalore, India. Nicollet pursued golf in 2002 at the age of 11. She won her first tournament at the age of 15. She is a former national sub-junior swimming champ with over 72 gold and silver medals won in state and national aquatic meets. Sharmila Nicollet is the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for European Tour. She is the second Indian to earn a full card on the Ladies European Tour. She has represented India at the Asian Games at Doha 2006 and in Asia Pacific Junior Golf Tournament, the Malaysian Open and other international tournaments. She was also the youngest Lady Golfer to win the All-India Ladies Amateur Championship in 2007-2008.   Nicollet turned professional in 2009 when she was 18 years old. Nicollet won the 2009-2010 Order of Merit and then five further events to finish on top of the 2010- 2011 Order of merit. She finished as the top Indian golfer at T23, Hero Honda Women’s Indian Open. Nicollet was the champion of the Hero-KGA tournament in 2012. Even as a such a young player, she managed to record impressive statistics in her profile.

Sharmila made an impressive comeback from eighth position to take the lead after the second round. She started with aplomb, carding a bogey free front nine, with birdies on the 2nd, 3rd and 7th holes. In her back nine, she carded a birdie and a bogey apiece on the 13th and 16th holes respectively, to put herself in a strong position to win her first event of the current season. Only earlier that month, just when almost the whole of New Delhi was jostling for space to catch a glimpse of Tiger Woods during his brief visit to the national capital, Sharmila was one of the privileged few to have played with the world No. 1 golfing icon. As much as the gap being wide between women and men’s golf in India, Sharmila says that the respect for women is missing. “I feel we don’t get as much respect as the men do. It is tough for women everywhere, even in Europe. I get a lot of modelling offers. I love fashion but I don’t really get into it. My priority lies in golf. But people misunderstand me and look at me in different ways. I don’t like it. I want to be portrayed as a golfer and not as a fashion icon. It is tough for a woman golfer in India.”

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