The trainer should know what to give his or her client for the day. Come on, let's all go back to the basics: warm up first, then stretching before starting with the program for the day whether its a weight loss or strengthening program. Always remember that we all are working for the motivation, that is motivation to stick to an exercise routine that is sustainable and a healthier lifestyle. Without the proper warm up and stretching, the individual may later on suffer from an injury that may make him or her stop the program. Too much conversations between breaks also has a downfall. It lowers down the intensity of the exercises by resting too much in between sets. For body builders, the more intense the exercise becomes, the more the growth hormone is triggered and it usually lasts up the 1st 50 minutes of exercises.
So how can you check if your trainer has actually a plan for you? Ask these questions then;
1. Does your trainer get your anthropometrics (body weight, body measurements, body fat analysis, BMI, etc) before you start working out?
2. Does your trainer take transformation pictures?
3. Does your trainer change your program every now and then to prevent fitness plateau?
4. Does your trainer have a monthly assessment to check for improvements or lack of improvements?
5. Does your trainer recommend you to a nutritionist or if at least recommend a dietary program for you?
6. Dos your trainer recommend a lifestyle change for you?
7. Does your trainer recommend activities outside your gym t supplement your fitness level?
Working out is a commitment. The reason why we hire trainers is for us to be challenged by their knowledge in fitness every time we are in the gym. We need improvements fast and learn from them so eventually we can do our own routines on our own.