Countdown to the Large Day: How to Retain the services of a Personalized Trainer
You’re hiring a caterer, florist, and wedding planner, so why not also enlist the expertise of a personal trainer? If you’re trying to lose weight for your wedding, having a trainer can be one of the best ways to help you reach your goals. But since you’re on a timeline, it’s important to ensure you’re getting what you need from your training sessions. Here’s how to hire the right personal trainer before you walk down the aisle.
- Start early: Personal trainers can help you get results fast, but they’re not miracle workers. Waiting too late to lose the weight can add unwanted pressure, which can make workouts stressful and ineffective. To ensure you have enough time to lose weight the healthy way, celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson recommends that future brides start shopping for a trainer at the beginning stages of their wedding planning (like when you start looking for the venue).
- Know your goals: Your personal-training package will start with an initial assessment of your fitness level, but you should have an idea before you begin your trainer search of what you want to get out of your sessions. Are you already a pro on the elliptical but want to know how to get your arms in strapless-wedding-gown shape? Do you need your trainer to recommend a healthy eating plan to complement your time in the gym? Knowing what you want in a trainer helps you both ask the right questions before designing your fitness regimen.