In this video, NASM Certified Personal Trainer Kristen Kennedy talks about what you should look for when selecting your own trainer.
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Don't worry about having problems with motivation during a workout routine. We all do. Even I do. I even have my own personal trainer to help me out with the marshal art just so I can have my plateau in life. One thing that may help you with that is to have your own personal trainer. It's a great idea to do so, because they can be there to be that extra push for you. Say you're in the gym; you don't want to do that extra lunge. They will make you do that extra lunge, because they're just there, they've accountability and they will teach you so much. I am going to give you a few pointers on searching for that right personal trainer. But first off, what you need to do, of course the gym might set you up with a small consultation with that current personal trainer; you want to make sure that you have that connection, something that can take you to a lifetime relationship with this person. There is somebody that can push you and not be too hard, or you want somebody that's really hard, not nice to you at all that will push you to that next point, that next goal in your life. Next, you need to find a trainer that has that certification. When I say certification, it basically means experience as well. Either they're going to school, they went and had their Masters in Exercise Science along with the Personal Training certification and maybe ACSM and maybe NASM, you need to research that to make sure he is accountable or that it's something that's you trust. Next, CPR certification. Extremely important. It may seem very small, but it's actually very important to have one of those. Because say you're working out, you're breathing extremely hard, you can't catch your breath, you need to have that person that knows exactly what they're doing to help you, keep at that target heart rate or lower. Next, I want you to think about that focus that trainers need to have their eyes on you 100% at the time. They don't need to be looking around at the TV; they don't need to be looking around at other people. They need to be looking at you to make sure that you have that form, to make sure that you're really giving it your all, just to make sure that you're doing it a 100%. Last but not least, that trainer needs to track your progress that the whole entire time that you're with them, even if you're just slipping for a month. That trainer needs to give you a whole sheet of what you're doing so you can actually use that for yourself when you are by yourself in the gym. So you need to have that focus, that progress needs to be tracked, the certifications and that connection so you can have that lasting relationship with that trainer so you can reach that goal a little bit faster.