By MH Staff - Posted on 10th December 2013
Don’t leave your health and well-being to chance. Find the fittest trainer for the job by asking these three questions.
After taking your medical history, the trainer should assess your balance, mobility, and ability to perform body-weight moves with perfect form, says Tyler Smith, a physical therapist at Sports and Physical Therapy Associates in the US.
This is even more important than specific certification, says Chris Bathke, owner of Elemental Fitness Lab. By learning new skills and keeping up with developments in the field, the trainer will be able to continually hone your workouts.
Ask for the names of three clients and ask them if they were ever injured during training and how they’d rate their progress. You may also want to determine whether the trainer works with people who are similar to you in age, goals and fitness level.