7 Ways To Maximize Success In Working With your Personal Trainer

7 Ways To Maximize Success In Working With your Personal Trainer

By: Akm 09/07/15 Personal Training

Chicago Personal Trainers

Personal training sessions offer a variety of benefits, including individualized attention, consistent support, and an expert understanding of proper technique and form. If you’re thinking about making an appointment with one of the personal trainers at our Chicago gym, here’s how you can make your workout as effective and successful as possible:

  1. Find a Trainer Whos Right for You

Not all trainers have the same fitness backgrounds, so do your research before making an appointment. Find out where their expertise lies so you can be sure you’re selecting the right trainer for you. Check out our expert group of personal trainers here!

  1. Stick to a Schedule

Instead of planning your workouts session by session, come up with a weekly schedule that works for both you and your personal trainer. This way, you’re less likely to skip a session because you’re too busy — you already scheduled it into your week! Talk to your trainer about your fitness level, and how often you should be exercising in order to meet your goals.

  1. Be on Time Every Time

Whether you’ve scheduled a half-hour or an hour personal training session, it’s crucial to show up on time. Do whatever you have to do to get to the gym a few minutes before your workout is supposed to begin. Each minute you’re late cuts into your exercise time, decreasing the effectiveness of your workout.

  1. Show Up Willing to Work

You’ve taken the time out of your day to head to the gym and work out, so you might as well make the most of it while you’re there! Pushing yourself each and every time you’re in the gym will be the difference between reaching your goals and falling just short of them. You never know how much you can accomplish until you step out of your comfort zone, and push yourself.

  1. Set Achievable Goals

Before you start your personal training session, talk with your trainer about what your end goals are. Would you like to lose weight? Tone your arms? If your trainer knows exactly what you’re wanting to achieve, they can help you get there faster.

  1. Dont Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Personal trainers don’t expect you to know everything about every exercise, so if you have a question, speak up! Trainers are there to answer any questions you have, whether it’s how to do a proper kettle bell swing or how to modify a push-up. Asking the right questions will only make your high intensity training workout that much more successful.

  1. Be Vocal About Injuries

You can’t expect your trainer to read your mind if your back has been hurting or if your shin splints are acting up again. Working through an injury could make it worse, so always tell your trainer about what you’re having trouble with. This way, he or she can alter your exercise routine without making it any less effective.

If you’re still searching for the right Chicago gym for you, we’re happy to help you book an appointment with one of our trainers or answer any questions!

Book CTF classes anytime anywhere in seconds

CrossTown Fitness