Hiring a personal trainer

Hiring a personal trainer should not be too hard a task. Once you know what you are looking for. To ensure you find the right one I have offered a few items to consider.

It is getting to the time of year again when people are starting to think about the oncoming spring months. Now more than ever focusing on their current fitness, health and wellbeing.  It is the perfect time to start your fitness regime and consider hiring a personal trainer. Given that you have plenty of time to prepare yourself for the warmer months ahead. Hiring the services of good one can make a positive difference.

Having been with this industry as Claudefit personal training coming to 14 years. In addition, have been proactive with my own personal fitness and strength since 1988. The industry since has dramatically changed in many positive ways with now an abundance of choices. Getting you fitter, stronger and leaner are well within your reach, it is just a matter of knowing where to start.

If you are like me and past your late 40s. You are looking for someone who at the very least has a sound working knowledge in training people. You will also be expecting to be paying a professional who delivers results. A high level of service for your time, money and effort as you will be investing valuable time with this training resource.

So how do you find the correct personal trainer for you?

Here a few tips on finding the correct one. Given the nature of the industry its best having some knowledge. Hiring a personal trainer is knowing exactly what you are getting in return for your time, money and safety. Here are the items that need to be on your checklist in order to make an informed and practical decision.

It is all about you so be diligent in your choice.

Hiring a Personal trainer can help people reach their health and fitness goals. However also could be a big wastes of money.

Experience & Professionalism

Given the variety of choice with our Industry an experience trainer who has experience is certainly a worthy consideration.  Personal Trainers who have been around the industry over 5 years should expected to be busy. With enough clients to keep themselves employed. And continue to develop their skills. These are the ones who have a sound professional approach and managed to make a business out of personal training.

Skill Set  

Personal trainers need to have a solid understanding on the skill sets offered. If they promote strength training and Fitness conditioning. Or with kickboxing and boxing do they have a background in either of these disciplines? Or obtained from a weekend workshop.

At Claudefit you are dealing with an experience Strength trainer. A martial artist and registered Boxing coach. It is important to understand which skill you are paying for.  It is not only being thorough but for your own safety as these high impact sports. When used for fitness. Can injure the client with an overzealous trainer who with all good intentions pushed too hard.


In short, it goes without saying that your trainer should exhibit some sort of maturity. The ability to verbalise teaching cues without resorting to inappropriate language under the impression of getting you motivated. Yelling down at adults is not my idea of training you. One of my dislike’s trainers make is questionable remarks on your current shape. Others severely judge your apparent lack of effort.

It is not our business to make such remarks. Ours role is to train you, educate and deliver results in a professional and supportive environment.  It is always good to know your trainer also has responsibilities. Maybe have kids, a mortgage and can understand life outside the gym. Apathy is not the domain of younger trainers who often mistakenly judge you are unmotivated and lazy.

Level of service

Having a strong background in client deliverables. It is a skill that has allowed me to be in this business a long time. Basically, do as you say and follow up all your promises. If your trainer says they will call you, and then expect a call. Having to deal with someone who is consistently late for sessions. Forgets important details. Should not not rewarded for lack of service.

I previously had my own trainer who while coaching me spend most of our time on Facebook. And confirming the next day’s bookings. I simply cancelled the session on the spot. I will never deal with them again irrespective of how good they are.


Safety and cleanliness of premise should be primary goal. Is the equipment up to the standard. Is it in a commercial environment? Because you are not paying to use someone’s home gym set. So, expect to be working on equipment that is designed for this purpose. Again, this is an issue of safety as you need to know the equipment can withstand the constant abuse it takes every day. A simple “cheapo” home gym simply will not cut it. Similarly, A dirty gym reflects badly on the trainer.

When hiring a personal trainer. Their approach & personality is important.

This is an important component in getting the Hiring the right personal trainer. Because you need to be aware how your potential trainer will approach the way they train you. Will they go all out and treat it as a boot camp, will they conducted as a slow and drawn out workshop (boring) or simply deliver the workout as you requested with a sound understanding of training protocols. Far too many times in my experience I have seen newbies somewhat destroyed by their trainer because they thought this is the way to achieve results.

My methods are simple. Claudefit gets you to move better. Establish a solid base of all over strength. And ensure that you fitness levels improve. Consequently, complimenting other elements. Once this base of conditioning is achieved it tends to work out that clients are the ones pushing themselves. Knowing how hard to work during our session and getting the results they are after.

You need to crawl before you walk.

Claudefit Personal training – Is an owner operator committed to delivering training results based on your requirements.

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