Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to work with a Dunedin personal training coach! You should be proud of yourself, although, if you’re like many people, you may be a little worried about your first session with your trainer. As a top Dunedin personal training coach, I can tell you that those nerves are completely natural and I can also share some tips to help you to prepare for that first training session.
Dunedin Personal Training: Tips For Your First Personal Training Session
Get the Proper Clothing
You don’t have to go all out and buy a whole new workout wardrobe, but it is important that you dress appropriately for a personal training session. Wear athletic clothing that’s comfortable, a pair of athletic shoes, if you’re a woman – a supportive sports bra, and comfortable socks that won’t slide down into your shoes and leave you feeling uncomfortable and fidgety!
The more comfortable you are in your clothing, the more you can focus on your personal training session. Just remember that you’re dressing for the activity, so your clothes should be practical!
Bring a Water Bottle
A sealable reusable water bottle that will keep your water cold is the best choice, but whatever you decide to bring it in, make sure that you bring your water with you! Hydration is a crucial part of staying healthy and having a productive workout.
Tell Your Trainer About Any Medical Concerns
Hopefully, you will have met with your personal trainer before your first session, but it’s always a good idea to remind your trainer if you have any medical concerns or issues before you begin your session. A good trainer will have your previous injury history written in your client file, but your trainer is also human and may need a reminder of your special needs before you begin. For example, do you have bad knees? Remind your trainer that you need to avoid putting too much strain on your knees. As you develop a relationship with your trainer and they get to know you, they will be able to work with you to develop a routine that is catered to your unique needs.
Be Honest With Your Trainer
Like your doctor, your trainer is there to help you but they can only help you based on the information that they have. So, if you lie to your trainer about your athletic ability, about having an injury, about sticking with a recommended eating plan…well, they’re not going to be able to help you to achieve the results that you want from your training sessions.
If your trainer does something that you don’t know how to do or if they use a term that you don’t understand, don’t nod and pretend that you “get it”, instead, just ask what it means! People often assume that others understand the lingo of their own industry and personal trainers are no different, but nodding and pretending that you know what’s going on can lead to misunderstandings and even dangerous situations.
Do You Need Some Dunedin Personal Training Help?
If you live in or around Dunedin and are looking for a personal trainer who can help you to live a healthier life, Fit to a T can help! Just give me a call today at (727) 755-3485 and let me know how I can help you!