My role as a Personal Trainer is to plan and instruct safe and effective exercise for the general population. I will be able to demonstrate a higher knowledge and skill base that enables me to tailor exercise programmes specific to an individual’s needs. I am proficient in client assessments, programming, goal setting, and record keeping and able to adapt exercises when necessary.
At Physique Personal Training I use exercise science and modern training methods to design, instruct and educate clients in order to achieve specific and measurable goals.
A personal Trainer should be:
- Committed – Full commitment to sessions/achieving client’s goals required, even if it means training early or referring them to other health professionals.
- Organised – Planned/periodised programme overview and session cards should be available to the trainer prior to the session and client if requested.
- Patience – When a client finds learning a new skill challenging the PT must be patient and help the client to understand/achieve there desired goal.
- Communication – constant communication, use simple terminology, on progress in relation to goals along with scheduled training days and times.
- Sense Of Humour – Make sessions enjoyable and fun for the client.
- Honesty – Be honest about progression during the programmed and notify the client when barriers and problems arise that may effect when goals are achieved.
- Professional – Always act in a manner that reflects knowledge, understanding and best industry practice.
- Good motivator – Being able to motive a client when they do not necessarily want o be at the gym.
Advantages of being Personal Trained
There are a number of benefits of working with a personal trainer. Understanding the advantages helps clients appreciate the value of their investment in training with a PT. Personal trainers are used by people of all ages, fitness levels and economic backgrounds as they provide a number of benefits including –
- Advanced exercise and fitness knowledge and experience
- Demonstrations and teaching points to correct movements and techniques
- Advanced periodization and programme design
- Increased motivation, leading to exercise adherence
- Reducing the risk of injury associated with training as the programme is individualised
- Anaccuate record of training status and client information
- Goals can be achieved more quickly and effectively
- Specialist advice on training
- Method of incorporating fitness into an everyday regime
- Provide links with other health professionals (i.e. Physiotherapist and dieticians)
- Supplement advice
- Fitness Testing and consultations
- Basic nutritional advice
- Session feedback
- Able to provide a service around your everyday life (i.e. Early mornings)
- 1 to 1 Service
- Group training (You and a friend) 1 to 2.
- Personal training sessions can be tailored specifically to suit those who have special fitness needs, for example:
- Those recovering from a major illness such as a heart attack or stroke
- People who have limited or no mobility in some or all joints
- People who are clinically obese or who have never exercised
- Pre or Post-Natal women who would like the reassurance of one to one care (If the trainer is qualified to do so.)