The main benefit of personal training over other fitness options is, not surprisingly, that it is personalized. Our trainers will work with you on an individual basis to understand your goals, your lifestyle, and your body to cater a work out plan to you. Getting the best results means building an honest relationship with each other and having good communication to prevent injuries and support your goals. So what information does your trainer need? What can you do to get the most out of your investment? We put together a few tips to get you started.
1. Share any injuries, pains or concerns before every session
When you first start training, your trainer will spend a lot of time discussing your overall heath and any injuries or pains you have. They will use that information to modify exercises and create your overall fitness plan. But don’t stop communicating about how you feel then! We all have good days and bad days, get sick or hurt ourselves in our day-to-day lives. Your trainer should ask you before each session how you are feeling and if anything is sore. They will likely also ask how you felt after the last session. If they don’t ask, share any info yourself! Your health and safety is the most important priority to everyone at DMSfit.
2. Check in on goals
In your free introductory session <link to sign up page>, your trainer will discuss with you what your overall goals are for your sessions – maybe you want to improve mobility, get stronger or lose weight. But those goals may shift as you become more active or your life may change in ways that allow you to increase or decrease the amount of time you spend in training. If anything changes, you have questions, or you want to just check in on your progress – ask! Our trainers are here to work with you on your wellness. There is no set path for everyone.
3. Drink lots of water and bring some with you
This is true for everyone, whether they are doing personal training or not, you probably need to drink more water. The USDA recommends 2.7 Liters of water a day for adult men and women. That can be a daunting amount, but training will go better the more you hydrate And make sure to bring water with you to sessions!
4. Proper gear
We definitely aren’t recommending that you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on special workout clothes or expensive shoes! But remember that you’ll be moving in training. You’ll want proper, supporting sneakers and clothing that gives you a range of motion. You don’t want pants that are too long and may trip you or sleeves that could get stuck in equipment. If you need recommendations on what to wear or the best sneakers, ask your trainer! Chances are they’ve tried many. And don’t worry, we won’t judge if you wear the same thing every session.
5. Pay attention to what you are doing
This one may seem obvious, but it’s the cause of many an injury. Hopefully you build a good relationship with your trainer, but be careful to not let a conversation distract you. It’s also best to use this time to forget about what is going on outside the studio. Use this time to focus on yourself – your health and your form. It will be good for your mind and it will also help prevent injuries.