Many teens have trouble figuring out how to build a workout program and teens have issues with proper form while exercising. Having a personal trainer work with your teen can help them learn proper exercise from at a young age which will help them stay in shape for the rest of their lives. Finding a personal trainer for your child can be challenging so we have put together some steps to help you find the right personal trainer for your teen.
Do your research
When looking for a personal trainer for your teen it’s important to do your research before hiring the fitness trainer. Many parents fail to consider the credentials of the personal trainer and there is so many different certifications out there so doing this is a good idea. Many fitness trainers only must pass a test to become a personal trainer and you may want your trainer to have more education. Before hiring a trainer ask for their certifications before deciding.
Ask for referrals
Before hiring a personal trainer for your teen make sure to ask them for at least 3 referrals. This will help you understand if the trainer has worked with teens in the past and how things when working with them. If they don’t’ have any referrals you should take them off the list of possible trainers to work with. Don’t feel bad asking for a referral it’s common practice.
Pick the right trainer for your teens goals
Make sure that you’re picking a trainer that matches your teens goals. Many trainers have worked with different people and specialize in training for different sports or weight loss for teens. It wouldn’t make much sense to hire a fitness trainer that is an expert in weight loss for a child interested in getting faster for track. Each training program requires a different training program. Ask your trainer if they specialize in the goal that fits your teens needs before hiring them.
Try a few different trainers
Teens can be difficult and finding someone that matches their personality can be hard. The best way to do this is to find a few trainers and try each one with your child. Let your teen pick the personal trainer that fits their needs and their personality. If the trainer isn’t willing to give you a tryout, then you should move on. Personal training costs a lot of money and it’s important to find the right fit before signing up. Once you pick the trainer kindly reach out to the trainers that you’ve rejected and let them know that you will not need their services. Leaving someone hanging is not ok.
Set a budget
When hiring a trainer don’t shop for the cheapest fitness trainer because you’ll get what you pay for. Instead, plan if personal training fits your budget because you’ll need at least 3 months of training for your teen to get some results. Figure out if you can afford once, twice, or three times a week. If you can’t afford personal training ask the trainer if they offer group training.
If you would like to try an in-home or virtual personal training session for your teen fill out the contact form below. The first session with a trainer is free of charge. We do in-home training for the Washington D.C. area and virtual training everywhere else.
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