It’s the beginning of a new year and you’re wanting to turn over a new leaf. On the other side of that leaf, is a new life, a new sense of you. You envision a slim and svelte physique on a boat in the coming summer months. But maybe you extended your holiday eating and winter body further than January first. Worry not, it’s never too late to start, and you still have plenty of time to get your summer bod back. The best way to get back into shape is by hiring a personal trainer. It’s not that you can’t make your own efforts to be a better you, but having a professional with a knack for fitness just about guarantees results. But they will not come without effort on your part. The relationship between a personal trainer and client is a symbiotic one. This means that both of you should be contributing to the results you’re looking for. Not only will you benefit from your trainers professionalism, but your trainer will benefit from the fulfillment of your results. Here’s what to expect from your trainer, and what your trainer will be expecting of you.


Trainer: Questions

First thing to expect from your trainer is questions. They are going to want to find out what kind of schedule you have, what kind of food you eat, how often you eat out, and how often you exercise.

You: Answers

The first thing your trainer expects from you, and quite frankly needs from you, is honesty. You’re already taking a step in the right direction just by hiring a personal trainer, so give them every truthful answer you can. The more insight you can give them into your lifestyle, the better plan of attack they can come up with.

Trainer:  Intensity

Personal Trainers are going to be intense because that’s what the job requires. But that intensity comes from a fire they have burning within them, and it comes from passion. Your personal trainer should be passionate about fitness, as well as your personal fitness plan and goals. Their intensity and passion should push you harder and harder.

You: Intensity

This may come off as redundant, but as the relationship between you and your personal trainer is symbiotic, you should be putting in just as much intensity, if not more, than your personal trainer. Face your workouts head on with ferocity.

Trainer: Encouragement

Your training is going to get hard, but these challenges are exactly is what’s going to get your results. During those times of adversity, your trainer should be encouraging you and pushing to to finish harder than you started, even if that means they get into the workout and finish strong with you.

You: Faith

A personal training regiment is not easy, and it shouldn’t be. But there will be times where you want to give up. This can happen in the middle of a training session, or on a day where you are thinking you should see more results but don’t. When this happens, you and your trainer both need for you to have more faith in yourself, and the in process. Give it time, and above all, give it all of your effort.


There are many other aspects to the relationship between trainee and personal trainer. Stay tuned for more on how this relationship works.