Think Before You Sign: 3 Questions to Ask A Fitness Instructor

Health is a topic that’s difficult to approach, especially since it encompasses a variety of factors. One of the most important parts of health is exercising, but even that can be complex. When it comes to coming up with good workout regimens, people have difficulties finding the right instructor. Such professionals play a vital role in the development of good and healthy habits, including discipline.

Although gyms are readily available for many, finding the right instructor can be a rollercoaster ride. The process eventually leads to trial and error, especially since your body has certain needs and preferences common instructors cannot fulfill.

For most people, personal training is the answer. Here, you’re given the freedom to curate your workout sessions, with more chances of clicking with your personal trainer. Although incredibly promising, there are things you need to consider before hiring a potential personal trainer—make sure to keep these questions in mind:

Question #1: Can you tell me more about your background and experiences?

Before agreeing to anything or signing any documents, you must first make sure that your trainer is experienced. Ask them about any certifications and specialties, as this will give you an insight into the line of education they currently possess. You’ll gain access to their training techniques, and doing so provides you with more confidence to invest.

Asking such questions will also help you determine if he or she is the right fit for your fitness goals. If you’re looking to build some muscles, for instance, it’s best to work with a personal trainer who has successfully done so for previous clients. If you wish to increase your running speed, on the other hand, a personal trainer who’s worked with runners will be your best bet.

Question #2: Will you be able to help me with my nutritional needs?

Personal trainers are tasked to help you achieve your fitness goals, and that includes your nutritional habits. Putting on muscles will prompt you to make hefty changes, such as the need to consume protein shakes and other supplements. Losing weight, on the other hand, commands a stricter diet, one that can be composed of leafy greens and proteins.

If your fitness goals are specific to such bodily changes, you’ll want to hire a trainer with specialized knowledge. In doing so, you’ll have access to not only the best exercise routines, but the right diet to ensure holistic development.

Question #3: How do you train your students?

If you are someone with specific fitness preferences, asking about a potential personal trainer’s style is paramount. Bear in mind that this final question will depend heavily on your needs—if you need an instructor that pushes you to your limits, make sure that their training style suits you.

If you’re looking to have a more relaxed regimen, however, it’s best to stick to an instructor specializing in yoga or specific forms of pilates. By asking this question, you’ll be able to gauge their approach to training—and you’re guaranteed an instructor that can cater to your fitness needs.

Achieving Your Best Self

Employers take the time to screen potential candidates before offering a job, and your fitness goals should entail the same process. Your personal trainer should be able to ponder on your abilities and build a regimen that works for you. They need to understand that your body is different, with specific preferences that need to be taken into consideration. As you look for an instructor, make sure to keep these questions in mind—and never hesitate to ask!

If you’re on the hunt for a personalized fitness program in Wellesley, The Fit Factor is the place to go. We offer you an exclusive and results-driven studio, guaranteed to help you achieve your best self. We pay close attention to details, ensuring that your body has what it needs to transform. Book a consultation with us today.

Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years.  He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer.  I would highly recommend Chad.  He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Joan C

I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.

Brittany chick

I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.

Yvonne C.

When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!

Giuseppe Leonelli

I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!

Jonas Escobedo

Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!

William Gotschewski

I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

Declan Gulley