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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What to look for in a personal trainer?

    I want to get a personal trainer but have never had one before. There are so many out there and I don't even know what to look for to find the right trainer for me.
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    Kylie Royal

    Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer

    Director, Exercise Physiologist & Personal Trainer. Kylie’s determination and passion in striving for ultimate health & success is what has led her to a successful … View Profile

    We have compiled a list that we feel you should consider when finding the right trainer.
    Facility/ location/ energy
    The process they offer
    Preparation for your session
    Variety of session
    Ability to address your goals
    Experience dealing with injuries or issues you may have or have had. – Do you need a PT or an Exercise Physiologist?
    Reassessment structuring
    The Exercise Sport Science Australia and Fitness Australia websites have the facility to search for trainers in your area.
    Our final advice, don’t be afraid to speak up if you’re not happy and remember this is a service you’re paying for so you should feel you’re getting your money’s worth!
    The Strive HM team!!

  • John Toomey

    Exercise Physiologist

    I have a fairly unique set of skills in Wellness, Preventative Health, Longevity and Life Education, having authored Australia's first Wellness Leadership Course in 2001.  … View Profile

    I would look for a personal trainer who feels good to you when you meet, someone who has kindness in their eyes and feels as if they really like people and that they care. Ask for testimonials and look for these caring qualities. At the end of the day, you are going to want someone who is on your side and takes a personal interest in you achieving your goals, someone who is prepared to get real with you when needed.

    I am always a little wary of PT’s who have a great deal of attention on their own looks. They need to have all their attention on caring for you.

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