Eleven Things You Should Tell Your Personal Trainer
- “I’m frustrated I’m not seeing results.” Sharing this with a trainer should spur on your trainer to find the problem, be it unreasonable goals or a lack of accountability on your part.
- “I can’t afford to do this for very long.” If you have a set amount of money budgeted be sure to tell your trainer so your workout can be adjusted accordingly.
- “I need you to push me more—or less.” Your trainer either needs to take it up a notch or explain to you why the program is progressing a certain way, which may be a safe and effective approach.
- “I’m afraid of bulking up or gaining weight.” Your trainer can adjust the workout accordingly.
- “I’m in pain but don’t want you to know.” If you push your body too hard and pull a muscle and continue working out, the muscle may break down.
- “My spouse isn’t supporting me in this endeavor.” Your trainer may be able to lend support. Spousal support is important for adherence.
- “I’m uncomfortable working out in the gym.” If you’re open to it, opt for in-home workouts instead of gym workout.
- “I hate this exercise!” If you don’t speak up you may end up hating the workout.
- “I’m doing a cleanse.” Cleanses can really dehydrate you and lead to low blood sugar and energy level.
- “I have diabetes.” Workouts may also require an adjustment, since a long, extended cardio workout could impact heart rate as well as blood sugar.
- “I had a few too many drinks last night.” Alcohol can seriously affect hydration status, making exercise much more difficult.