Healing a Broken Heart With Exercise? Five Questio

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By Sunil Ramsamooj, BounceBack Editorial Staff

After a breakup, it's typical for the heartbroken to
want to look great, whether it's to prepare for a run-in with an ex, to
feel sexy when getting back on the dating scene, or simply to boost
self-esteem after an emotional beating. If you've set a goal to get in
shape after a breakup or divorce, but you're finding it hard to get
started, hiring a personal trainer could be one of the best inves...

After a breakup, it's typical for the heartbroken
to want to look great, whether it's to prepare for a run-in with an ex,
to feel sexy when getting back on the dating scene, or simply to boost
self-esteem after an emotional beating. If you've set a goal to get in
shape after a breakup or divorce, but you're finding it hard to get
started, hiring a personal trainer could be one of the best investments
you'll ever make. Personal trainers can offer all the motivation you
need, especially if you are still reeling from heartbreak and need a
little kick in the rear. Since personal training sessions are normally
fairly costly, you should make sure that you find someone who is
credible, dedicated, and whose style of training and teaching aligns
with what you're looking for.

 

Here are five key questions you should ask any personal trainer
before working with them:

Can I see some
references?
References are a must; don't be shy about
calling up some previous clients to get a better understanding of the
trainer. You have to keep in mind that this is a person you'll be
working with for an extended period, so it's best to get a feel for
their character. People are honest, for the most part, so they'll let
you know exactly what they think of the trainer. Be sure to find out
what they achieved working with the trainer, the time it took, and what
they liked most and least about working with him/her.

Do you have
certification?
You don't just want some person who
studies fitness on YouTube to come out and teach you - certification is
important. Someone who is certified will be more qualified to meet your
goals and will have a better understanding of the body as a whole. Some
certification associations include the National Strength&
Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM), and American Council on Exercise (ACE). Make sure they’re also
certified in CPR/First Aid should something happen to you during a
session.

What's your training
style?
Find out what they believe in. Some trainers
might want to push you until you scream and some will take it easier on
you. Find out how they go about their training. Do you want me to be on a
diet while training? What if I'm too tired to work out? Can you help me
in strength training? How would you help me put on muscle and lose
weight? Develop different scenarios and ask the trainer; their responses
will help you in your choice.

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