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Trying to find a personal trainer in Ann Arbor?
We’ve had prospects come in for assessments that are very upfront before they even come in and let us know “I’m shopping around. I am visiting x,y, and z gyms later this week and then I will make my decision.”
I think this is the best approach you can take when attempting to find the right team of professionals to help them with their health & fitness journey.
Why? You need to find a team that is the best fit for you for the long haul. Not just right now. Thus, it makes sense for you to shop around.
But you need to ask the right questions, you need to look for the signs they’re the right people to work with. You’ve created a vision for the life you want to live – here are 3 things to look for when searching for a personal trainer in Ann Arbor.
They must have your best interest at hand.
Some coaches will say that you have to do specific lifts in order to get the results that you want. But, have they screened you to make sure that you’re capable of doing said lifts? And if they have, are they able to push their own bias aside and know your limitations and how to fix them or work around them until you’re ready to take on those lifts? Or maybe you’re limited structurally and will never be capable of those lifts. Again, are they able to relinquish their own bias and give you the best alternative that is going to help you both now and the long haul?
Maybe they are strong advocates of the Paleo diet, and force that on you rather than meet you at your current level of readiness. If this is the case, then this will likely result in you struggling and getting frustrated along the way; decreasing your chances of success and consistency with continuing to coming into the gym.
The bottom line is they need to be on YOUR team! They need to listen. They need to be empathetic and they need to be capable of listening to your goals, needs, and conscious of the obstacles that you’re likely to encounter so that they can come up with the right plan for you.
They should have a thorough assessment process in place.
This assessment should cover your physical abilities and limitations, analyze your current nutrition habits and your lifestyle so that they can come up with a plan that addresses your good and bad habits in and out of the gym.
Cookie-cutter programs get little to no results for most people. Your program should reflect YOUR goals and YOUR needs - not a generalized program that your trainer or team hopes works for you. The only way to create this program is to have a thorough assessment process so that your coach/team can understand where you currently are and what they need to do in order to get you to where you want to be.
Your personal trainer should have a trial period.
This is all about building a healthy relationship with your trainer. It needs to be a good fit. A trial is an opportunity for you to see if that particular trainer/gym is a great fit for your needs and goals. Why should a trainer/gym expect you to sign up for x number of months or y amount of sessions if you have literally no idea what to expect?
The answer to that is simple - they haven’t done anything to earn the right to help you. If they aren’t willing to give you an opportunity to try them out for a discounted price for a few weeks so that they can prove themselves to you, then that should be a BIG red flag. You shouldn’t ever feel stuck. You should come away feeling motivated and ready to come back!
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I hope this helps you with your search! Feel free to Contact US or give us a call at 734-436-4347 with any questions that you have and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for monthly training tips to help you reach your goals!