Personal Training for Beginners – How to Get Started!

November 19, 2020

It can be intimidating to jump into personal training, but we’re here to show you that it doesn’t have to be! If you’re considering working with a personal trainer, you’ll want to read our guide to personal training for beginners.

Personal training involves working with a professional on a bespoke fitness plan. Your plan could include workout routines, nutritional counselling, and more. On Bidvine, you can find private trainers who are ready to help, all you have to do is submit a free request for personal training. So, if you’re ready to jump into personal training for beginners, submit a request today!

We’ve put together some of the top tips you’ll need if you’re a newbie to personal training, so read on!

Personal Training for Beginners Tips

Personal Training for Beginners Tips

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Ask Gym Trainers Questions!

We’ll get more into insurance and references later, but it’s important to get to know your personal trainer before you hire them. After all, they’ll essentially be moulding your muscles and body.

Ask your potential trainers about their experience, education, and how long they’ve been working as a personal trainer. You can also ask them if they have specialised experience, as some specialise in working with women or elderly clients. Feel free to ask for a free first session, as many personal trainers offer this before they require you to make a long-term commitment.

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Typical Beginners’ Workout

Your personal trainer will tailor your workouts to your body, as they are a personal trainer. So, there’s really no such thing as a truly typical beginners’ workout.

On the other hand, there are a few things that will likely happen during your first personal training session. This is because personal trainers don’t jump straight into the training part of personal training, they really focus on the personal part.

In your first session, your trainer will ask about your existing habits (including exercise and nutrition), discuss your long-term fitness goals with you, and do a fitness assessment. You’ll work together to create SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely goals) for your health and fitness. Then, they’ll put together a training program geared towards your goals and current abilities. Of course, your abilities will increase over time, and your trainer will adjust your plan to your abilities each step of the way.

Look for Someone with Personal Training Insurance

Given that personal training involves the working of your muscles and limbs, it’s important that you do it safely. When you’re looking for a personal trainer, ask them if they have the proper insurance. Many personal trainers in the UK have public liability insurance, so check with them before you hire.

On a professional’s Bidvine profile, you can often see their insurance listing and the amount they’re insured for. But, if you don’t see anything about personal training insurance or public liability insurance on their profile, don’t be afraid to ask.

Look for Someone with Personal Training Insurance

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Check Their References

If a personal trainer has years of experience, they should have references from past clients. You have every right to ask them about their past clients and to see reviews. If they’re a good personal trainer, they’ll be eager to share testimonials with you.

But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be someone’s first client. After all, everyone has to start out somewhere. If you find a personal trainer on Bidvine, you like the impression they give off, they have the proper training, but they have no reviews, worry not! Hiring a personal trainer is a truly personal decision, so use your judgement and hire the trainer that is right for you.

Personal training is a great way to get fit and improve your overall health, so why not give it a try? If you want to go even further and hire a nutritionist, you can do so on Bidvine! By submitting a request on Bidvine, you’ll get custom bids from professional nutritionists who are ready to help. 

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