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Tips for choosing a fitness training professional
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Posted: 2009 Aug 14 - 02:53

By Jeffrey Urcan

For Hometown News

I would like to introduce myself to everyone reading my articles on fitness training that I will be writing. My name is Jeffrey Urcan and I am the owner and director of Two Fit Pros Training. I am a personal trainer and I have been helping people for 15 plus years get into shape.

I would like to cover the first part of fitness training on how to choose a personal trainer and the place in which he or she works.

Here are a few important points to consider:

. Sometimes, people look for the best price in finding a personal trainer to get them in shape. This is not always the best way to get results. Most of the time, cheap prices lead to no results. So when you are searching for a personal trainer remembers the price is not the best way to cut corners.

Example, if you pay a trainer $80 per hour and in one or two months get to your goal, it is better than paying a personal trainer $50 per hour and getting no results.

. Make sure the trainer you are considering has all of the continuing education up-to-date and has all the licenses that apply for his or her job. Also, make sure that the trainer has their insurance current. This is an important part of business the trainer is selling you.

. One of the most important parts of getting into shape is picking the facility you will be working in. Visit these places and see which one you are most comfortable in. Some people like a gym with a lot of people to work out in and some people prefer the privacy of a one-on-one fitness facility. It is completely up to the individual. The price is basically the same, although some private one on one personal fitness training facilities do not require a membership fee.

. The next thing you look for is the condition of the facility you are going to be working out in. If the environment is dirty, this cannot be healthy for you as the client.

I have been in gyms in town here that are really clean and some that are very dirty. So make sure you are in a clean and healthy environment. There is no excuse for a dirty environment to work out in.

Look for loose weights lying around, dirty floors, dirty machines and most of all, dirty bathrooms. It only takes a few minutes during the day for the owner of the gym to keep a clean, safe and healthy environment.

. Interview your future fitness trainer. If he or she is unwilling to make an appointment for you to interview them for the job of getting you in shape, then the best thing I would tell you is to pass on that trainer. They should make time when they are free to explain how much time it will take for you to archive your goals. A good trainer will make the time for you in their schedule.

When interviewing future fitness trainers, listen carefully to what they say. They are the experts in this area and their goal is to get you where you should be. Remember, if they get you to your goal, then that is the best form of advertisement for the trainer, so it is in their best interest to get you where you need to be.

. If trainers are all about themselves, then stay away. Trainers who have to bad mouth the work of other trainers are very unprofessional and if the trainer is good, his or her work will speak for itself. There is no reason to sell yourself in this business by using the bashing technique. I know plenty of trainers in this town and all have something to offer that is good. You just need to find which one is best suited for you.

You can consult with Jeffrey Urcan by making an appointment by e-mail at Twofitpros1@aol.com or by calling (772) 221-3551 for a free consultation at Two Fit Pros Training, 2201 S.E. Indian St., building H-4 in Stuart.

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