Updated: Jun 16, 2022
In this article, we will answer the questions: What is the importance of word of mouth when looking for a coach? What is the purpose of training? What should a training program include? Does a good coach have to be in good shape? Why are training safety and professional coach insurance important? Why do coaches give trial lessons? What fitness equipment is recommended for a personal trainer? What fitness equipment is recommended to keep at home?
What is the importance of word of mouth when looking for a coach?
There are quite clear rules in finding a good coach, you need to start asking questions to close friends, maybe someone is training, usually, a good coach can be found through a circle of friends, by word of mouth. On social media, you can find sites that advertise according to your interests. On these sites, coaches upload photos of the club and their students. Usually, trainee’s blogs can tell a lot. You should check how socially active the coach is in his profession and if there are any notable events such as future competitions or training in nature (on beaches or in public gyms). Thus, you can get an idea of how many of the same schools or fitness trainers pay attention to students and strive for results. It is worth checking the credibility of the coach, in which sports school he studied or whether he has a suitable academic education, bachelor's or master's degree in sports, teaching specialization. It's useful to note! A coach who works without appropriate qualifications (certificates) violates the "Law on Sports". Stay away from a trainer who does not ask the doctor for confirmation of your health. That is, are you allowed to engage in any (sports) physical activity? The training should be rewarding, professional, safe, and of course, fun so that you can practice hard and not neglect after a few sessions. Carefully find out what is included in your training program, if there are pre-made lesson plans. That is, it is important to understand whether the coach brings you to a specific goal or whether the training is spontaneous and unplanned. When you don't set yourself a specific, achievable goal, then you won't get anywhere! It's like stepping on the gas and standing in neutral!
What is the purpose of training?
We all have certain needs and goals from training: Some want to lose weight; But there are those who, on the contrary, want to gain muscle mass and improve cardiopulmonary endurance with the help of weightlifting and fitness; Learn martial arts, and participate in competitions; Those who want to explore a specific area of sports and make it their profession of life, or those who just come to workout to take selfies. So it's important to be attached to your goal! To know exactly what is required of the coach? A good coach knows how to set individual goals for students. Creates an ordered plan for a period of six months to a year and submits it to the student, and, of course, gets the approval of the plan. Remember that in private training, there are usually no identical programs. In personal training, all attention is paid only to you, and the training program is adapted to your personal needs!
What should a training program include?
The program should include a gradual start to learning and an increase in pace, depending on the abilities of the learner. The end goal must be clear! That is, the result of a coach's commitment, whether it be weight loss or significant improvement in physical performance. After discussing the program with the trainer, it is advisable to close the following topics: How to pay, whether to pay in advance for each lesson or a long period; Getting discounts for a long registration period; Freeze your subscription due to travel abroad, illness, etc.; Possibility of cancellation of registration and refund of money for valid reasons.