Personal Trainers Washington DC
Columbia Square Fitness Center
555 13th St NW
Fitness Techniques Llc
300 M St Nw
Rich Bodies Gym
1000 Potomac St Nw
Joy of Motion Dance Center
1643 Connecticut Ave NW
Pure Joe Studios
1221 Massachusetts Ave Nw
1539 7th St Nw
Whelan Strength Training
800 7th St Nw
122 Gold Kettle Drive
Washington , DC
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Premier Sports Health
512 15th St Se
1120 20th St Nw
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Warning Signs That You Have Picked the Wrong Personal Trainer
| Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA |
Like all professions, personal training has its share of experts, as well as their share of trainers that, lets say, are not the top of the heap. Since personal trainer is expensive, and also since training the wrong way can not only keep you from your goals, but may in fact injure you, it is important to hire the right personal trainer for you.
Here are some warning flags that you may need to choose another personal trainer:
Consider switching trainers if your trainer does any of the following:
- Does not paying attention to you while you are training with him/her.
- Interrupts your session to talk to friends or take phone calls (unless it's an emergency or can't be avoided)
- Ignores or dismisses your questions and concerns.
- Doesn't explain things to you (has a just do it mentality).
- Doesn't listen to your concerns/needs.
- Works you too easy, to placate you, rather than training you appropriately, challenging you so you can meet your goals.
- Works you so hard you're in pain for days. Soreness is normal, but you should still be able to get out of bed.
- Neglects any part of a complete program or recommends a level of training that's too hard for you.
- Recommends questionable supplements or herbs. Always talk to your doctor before taking anything!
- Diagnoses injuries or illnesses instead of referring you to a doctor.
- Doesn't customize your training and nutrition program (uses a 1 routine for all concept).
- Doesn't return phone calls or emails.
- Hasn't worked with other clients with your same starting fitness level and age.
- Hasn't kept up with the latest ideas, research, and equipment.
A personal trainer should:
- watch you, correct your alignment, explain what you're doing and why
- motivate you
- make sure your improving and making progress and adjust y...
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