If you are like most people that are going to the gym, you probably have, or have thought about getting, a personal trainer. I may be a little bias because I am a trainer, but personal trainers are a great resource to have in order to help you gain your fitness goals.

But make sure you get the right one. There are quite a few people in today’s fitness industry that think they are a good personal trainer. They sat in a class room for a few hours and listen to someone talk about the body, took a test, and now they are a personal trainer. And you are trusting your health to them?

A good personal trainer is educated. They have more than one certificate (like 5 or 6). They have a bachelors degree in something like exercise science, exercise physiology or Kinesiology. Some may even have a masters degree. They have hands on training. They have years of experience. They have years of education. They have teachers and mentors. They read journals to make sure they are up to date on everything related to your health and well-being because after all, aren’t you paying them to make sure your are at the top of your health game?

Don’t be afraid to question your trainer. You should be able to go up to your trainer and ask any health related question and get a qualified answer that relates to you and what you need. If you do not get that, go find another trainer. There are many of them out there. You only have one life to live and you need to make sure you are at optimal health. Paying someone not to get you there is a waste of your time and money.

Personal Trainers are a professional service. If you are not getting the service you need, go find a trainer who will.