Define your goals first: Before you start looking for a trainer or fitness coach, it’s important that you first decide what exactly you are looking to get out of these sessions. What level of fitness are you starting at, and what are your goals? Are you just getting started with exercising and you need someone to help teach you proper form and show you some workouts to get started? Or, have you been exercising for a while but would like to have some extra motivation or help going to the next level with your training? Are you looking to lose weight, gain flexibility, grow muscle, etc.? Whatever your specific goals may be, it’s important to define them ahead of time so that you can find a trainer that matches your needs! Learn about their experience and credentials: When choosing a personal trainer, it’s important to find out about their experience. Are they certified? What are their specialties? What is their philosophy? Make sure you choose a knowledgeable, experienced personal trainer that can offer you the specific training you are looking for. Also make sure to find out the trainer’s approach and training philosophy. How do they develop their training programs? How can they be tailored for your specific goals, injuries, priorities, etc.? How will the program evolve over time as you progress? These are all crucial items to understand, so that you can ensure you’re making the right choice for you. Make sure you’re compatible: Since personal training involves an investment of both your time and your money, you want to make sure that you choose one that meshes well with you. While their experience level is important, it’s equally important that you feel comfortable with your trainer, and that they seem like they will be able to inspire and motivate you. Are you looking for someone who will be more like a cheerleader for you, or a trainer who might lean more towards “tough love” when it comes to motivating? What kind of personality do you have, and what kind of trainer do you think would be most compatible and effective for you? Work together to set expectations: Once you’ve selected a personal trainer, work with them to set the expectations. Based on your goals, what do they suggest for the program? How long until they think you can see the results you are looking for? How should you expect to change your overall lifestyle or habits in order to achieve your goals? At Sunstone Fit, we believe in helping our members be their very best self. We have a variety of locations in the greater Dallas area, and a roster of talented, experienced personal trainers who would love to help you meet your goals. Moving well is a competency that coaches will help you learn, craft, and carry into your classes and daily life. Our amazing Dallas personal trainers can guide you though fundamental movements progressing your movement competency. You will see improved results, less pain, and learn to enjoy your body at new levels. Check out our video about coaching and contact us today to learn more!