When it comes to Personal Trainers, you definitely get what you pay for.
The first step is to find out what the average going rate for Personal Training is in your area. In a place like Southern California you’ll find rates of $90 an hour to be about average for a good trainer. In the Mid-West you’ll see prices more along the lines of $40 an hour. Regardless of where you live, you will always come across a trainer who is advertising their services at $20 an hour… Beware of this trainer. This is a huge flag that this trainer is inexperienced or working without a certification or insurance! Worst of all, you could get hurt!
Once you narrow your search down, there are a few more questions you will need to ask before signing on the dotted line; Is the Trainer Certified? Is the Trainer Insured? Are you training in a gym or at home? Is the trainer Male or Female? Will you recieve a discount if you buy sessions in bulk? Is Nutrition included? Does the Trainer have a website?
Getting the answers to these key questions will help you decide what that Trainer is worth. A trainer who comes to your home in Los Angeles, for example, is well worth $100 an hour, as you will not need a gym membership or equipment. Good Trainers will typically have their own websites or videos. Some Trainers are even published in Magazines and Books or write blogs such as this one. I’m hoping that this information will help you decide who is the best Personal Trainer for you!
-For more information on Nikol’s Personal Training Services visit her website www.nikolklein.com.