5 Tips to Help You Hire the Right Personal Trainer

Having a personal trainer can be extremely helpful for those of you trying to burn calories and get into shape. However, just like with every other profession out there, there are good personal trainers and then there are not so good personal trainers. But, how do you as a consumer differentiate? 


Check for Certification

Technically, one doesn’t need any sort of official documentation to call themselves a personal trainer. However, there is still certification available for personal trainers who want to have some sort of proof that they know what they are talking about. So, step 1 for picking out a good personal trainer involves asking to see what sort of certification they have.


Ask for References

In many ways, picking out a good personal trainer is like picking out a good employee. Just like when hiring an employee, you want to ask for references to see what sort of experience their previous customers had. A truly good personal trainer will never hesitate to provide references when asked, so keep that in mind.


Ask if They Specialize in A Certain Area

Even though every trainer seems to just refer to themselves as a personal trainer, trainers actually do tend to have different specialties. Some are good at helping others to build muscle, while others may be good at helping you to develop good cardio. It is worth asking about what sort of specialty a trainer has before engaging their services.


Likewise, if you have a certain medical condition that makes exercising harder (back pain, muscle pain, heart conditions, etc.) it’s a good idea to ask if the trainer has any expertise when it comes to helping people with your condition. 


Try to Gauge Their Personality

You are going to be spending a lot of personal time with your trainer, so you want to make sure that you actually enjoy their company. It can be difficult, but you should try to gauge their personality and see if it’s compatible with yours. You don’t want to be stuck with a personal trainer that you dislike.


Present Your Goals Beforehand

Finally, finding a personal trainer becomes a lot easier if you have a firm idea of what fitness goals you want to achieve. It can help you weed out those trainers who have no idea of how to help you achieve your desired goals. 

4 Strategies for Embracing Obstacles

If you’re facing some life challenges, it can be hard to remember that it’s normal to have obstacles crop up from time to time. Everyone has setbacks, disappointments, and tough times. But going through a rough patch doesn’t have to spoil your life. The key to thriving in the face of adversity is how you respond to the obstacles in your path. 

Here are four strategies to help you ride through and come out on top. 


  • Decide to embrace the obstacle


If you’re having a tough time, it can be easy to feel helpless, even that you’re a victim. But it’s up to you to rise to the challenge and decide that you won’t be overwhelmed. Choosing to take control and embrace your challenge is the first step in overcoming it. Look your obstacle square in the face and resolve to meet it. 


  • Be okay with discomfort


The proof that you’re embracing your obstacle is acknowledging that it doesn’t feel good. It can feel uncomfortable, heavy, even painful. There are lots of life experiences that hurt at the time but end up being for your best and highest good. From marathon training to going to the dentist to public speaking, even facing your debtors, you feel so much better once you’ve faced the worst. Remember it won’t last forever. Don’t shrink from the bad feelings. You can ride them out!


  • Make sure you have a support team


You don’t have to face your obstacles alone. It can make all the difference to have people around you who are supportive, who’ll stick by you and cheer you on when you want to give up. 

If you have a cheer squad, you’ll find that extra level of energy to help get you through. And you’ll be there for your friends and colleagues when they’re facing their challenges. Once you’re part of a team who have each other’s backs, none of you will have to face life’s ups and downs alone. You’ll fight together and celebrate success together. 


  • Be grateful for your obstacles


Feeling gratitude for the challenges in life might sound counter-intuitive. But think about it. Accepting the challenge, resolving to meet it head-on, and overcoming it makes you a better, stronger person. Think of how good it feels to deal with a problem and solve it. To face fear and overcome it. 

Without obstacles in your life, you would not grow and learn and become a better person. Obstacles are a natural, normal part of living an authentic life. 

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