How and Why to Train Your Trainer

How and Why to Train Your Trainer

Of course, the first thought of your coach is that he (the coach) trains you, as an exerciser. It sets your fitness goals and helps you achieve them. However, in this text we will try to reverse the roles and give you the opportunity to determine some criteria and place your requirements before him. So, take a look at how and why to train your trainer.

1. Set your goal

Set goal

Before you start working in the gym with your trainer, schedule a consultation to agree on your goals. The person who trains you should first get to know your lifestyle and get an impression of your activity, exercise experience and exercises that suit you. That way, your trainer will more easily create a workout plan that matches your strength and ability.

2. Talk to your trainer

In general, communication is the most important aspect of any relationship between people. That’s why you should make it clear to the person who trains you if some exercises are a problem for you. Let him know if you feel tired or in pain while performing some exercises. These side effects can sometimes even lead to injury, so don’t take the risk and keep quiet about your feelings and moods.

3. Track your progress

The goals that each of us sets before starting training can be very different. Maybe you want to lose weight or gain muscle mass. Or, your goal may be to achieve greater strength, or fitness for a sport. Whatever your goal, there are ways to measure your progress. For this reason, ask a trainer to test you. For example, if you want to lose weight, have a trainer help you measure your body fat percentage. If your goal is to increase physical fitness, run 5 km as fast as you can. Of course, it is the coach who will measure the time achieved.

4. Customize training

Experts suggest that you have an occasional meeting with a trainer. On this occasion, try to look at the results achieved. Even if you are completely satisfied, this is an opportunity to discuss possible new ideas and make training more fun. But if you are not satisfied, you are given the chance to point it out in an open and constructive way.

5. Personal trainer checklist


a) before the start of joint training, set goals together with the coach
b) inform the trainer about your health condition and possible injuries
c) if you are not making progress in your exercise, discuss possible changes

How and why to train your trainer

Maybe these above mentioned tips seem redundant and unnecessary to you. However, if you set a training plan in advance, we recommend that you also take these details into account. Because your training is not just yours. It is a joint activity between you and your trainer.
Success, but also failure, are the result of mutual action.