When you find yourself wandering through the gym, not really sure what you should be doing, or struggling to find the motivation to stick around, a personal trainer could be the catalyst you need to make working out a truly worthwhile experience. Personal trainers are really good at building a solid foundation for your fitness goals. They help their clients to determine exactly what their intentions are and then carve out a specific path to get them there.
Even though personal trainers can make all the difference at the gym, there are reasons we don’t all have one — personal trainers aren’t cheap and they aren’t one-size-fits-all.
To hire a personal trainer, you’re looking at spending anywhere ranging from $50 to $500 per hour. And if they don’t prove to be very motivating, you could spend months searching for a trainer that you connect with.
Fortunately, finding quality trainers at favorable prices has been made easy by iFit®. iFit personal trainers are experts in one-on-one fitness coaching and small group training. Each trainer has traveled their own road to exercise success and that journey has developed a unique training style, outlook, and appreciation for health. iFit trainers lend their unique perspective and expertise to iFit members, developing a library of workouts that can help reach any fitness goal.
Different Trainers For Different Workout Styles At Your Fingertips
iFit has hand-selected around 115 world-class trainers to create a resource that can be used by anyone. These trainers are guides, motivators, and educators, able to challenge every member, no matter their fitness background.
Stay Engaged With Your iFit Personal Trainer
Your trainer will talk you through your entire workout, discussing the scenery you’re exploring, the movements you’re making, and the challenges you’re pursuing together on your equipment. iFit trainers are so motivating and encouraging, you may feel motivated long after your workout is over. And because the iFit library is so large, you can view new content each week and avoid repeating a single workout video if you choose.
Here’s How To Find Your Personal Trainer
Finding the right personal trainer is a process because it isn’t a one-and-done shopping experience. Some trainers are the drill sergeant type while others more closely resemble spiritual gurus. It’s crucial to find a personal trainer with a personality and training style that motivates and encourages you. You might not know what training style that is as of yet. But as you follow the steps listed below, you’ll get to know this part of yourself very well.
Step 1: Determine Your Goals
Your first step to finding the right iFit personal trainer is figuring out what your fitness goals are. Some typical goals for working out are:
- Fat loss
- Body contouring
- Developing strength
- Injury rehabilitation
- Endurance training
- Marathon training
- Triathlon prep
Know your specific focus so you can choose the right trainer and training style to meet that goal.
Here’s an example: If you’re hoping to build bigger biceps and quads, then look for trainers who focus on muscle development over weight-loss.
Step 2: Decide Where You’ll Be Training
You may choose to work out at home rather than going to the gym because of reasons that include privacy, convenience, equipment availability, etc. In that case, designate a dedicated space in your home for exercise. This go-to space should have the equipment you’ll need to complete your workouts. Treadmills, exercise mats, mirrors, TV monitors, and resistance bands are all great items to include in a home gym. As you train with iFit personal trainers, you’ll quickly get to know which items you’d like to have in your exercise space.
Step 3: Get To Know The Personal Trainers
It’s a good idea to do your research before working with a particular personal trainer. iFit has done the heavy lifting for you already – choosing only top certified trainers to be available in iFit’s program, saving you time and money.
You can learn more about iFit personal trainers here. Read up on their bios, experience, and more to make sure you find the right fit for you.
Step 4: Take Trainers For A Test Drive
Start exploring the iFit library, participating in classes led by different instructors. As you find personal trainers you like, dive into their available routines and start training with instructors that truly speak your language and motivate you.
To make it even easier, take the iFit Trainer Quiz to see who iFit recommends.
Another way to learn more about iFit’s personal trainers is through the iFit message boards. Share your workout experience with the trainer you did that day within the iFit community and see what other members thought. Get feedback and ask the community about trainers/workouts you haven’t tried yet to see if it’s something you’d like to try. If you’re looking for help, you can always read up on suggestions from other iFit community members to see which workouts and trainers they’ve enjoyed.
Step 5: Create Your Workout Schedule
Once you’ve found at least one trainer that you feel comfortable with, start creating your weekly schedule by adding workout videos to your iFit calendar. That way you’ll know what’s coming in the week ahead and not have a hard time choosing a workout when it comes time to exercise.
When you bring NordicTrack and iFit home, you can exercise when it’s convenient for your schedule. Stop worrying about childcare hours, class schedules, commutes, lack of privacy, and hefty gym fees. You can workout at home on your gym-quality NordicTrack without sacrificing access to an elite personal trainer.