As a business owner and an elite personal trainer in Swansea I have believe there are three keys to having a successful and enjoyable life.

Time, money and energy.

If you have all three of these things then "in theory" your life should be in balance.

But in reality very few of us have all three of these valuable resources. So what are people doing about it?

A movement has begun across the UK, mostly amongst tired out, over worked, middle aged, and middle and upper class professionals.

The lucky few who have the time and money but their "get up and go, has got up and gone" are doing something about it.

To make sure they enjoy the fruits of their labour they are getting fit the easy way and hiring personal trainers to whip them into shape easily.

Richard Clarke is an elite personal trainer and sports scientist and is considered one of the best personal trainers in the whole of the UK. In this article he will being to explain what the usual process of hiring a personal trainer anywhere else in the world should be.

What it should generally include, how much it will cost, what questions you can ask, and a few tips to save you time and money in making sure you hire the right person to get you into the best shape of your life!

First off you need to do a search on Google and find a list of your local personal trainers.

Narrow your search down to the ones which serve your area and your needs. Do you want male or female?

Gym - home or outside sessions? What are your goals and budget? These must be inline and realistic.

Next you need to realise having a personal trainer is a luxury but it will save you time and give you energy. This may cost you between £15 (cheapest I've seen, and I wouldn't recommend going cheap with a trainer) - £150 per session (most expensive I've seen), average price of £45-55 per session, with lower rates for bigger commitments being the industry norm.

Costs can average out at £200.00-£600.00 per month for two or three sessions per week.

Group personal training is a good option to get better value for money if your on a budget, but obviously you do not get as much personalised coaching.

And then ask lots of questions - to see their terms and conditions and their insurance, ask them for a taster session to see if you are going to gel, sometimes this will be free of charge. Ask how they will help you achieve your goals? Give them an interview.

Time and Money Saving Tips

Losing all your "easy weight" before you pick up the phone to any personal trainers will save you money

Shop around; meet up with more than one trainer, have a couple of taster sessions, this will give you confidence in your purchase. Remember you are hiring a member of staff, treat it as so, and 'interview' them more or less!

Check if they are a member with The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) - the personal trainer will say on their website if they are. Levels start at one and go to a maximum of four in this country, personal trainers should be a minimum of level 3 on REPS, in my opinion, but remember it's not the law, there is no law, anyone can be a personal trainer, yes really - anyone!

This answers most of the questions I get asked on a weekly basis while personal fitness training people.

Get a personal trainer who will help you become the person you want to be, this can be easier said than done, but as they say "the devil is in the detail" and lucky for you the details are above!

Take the risk out of your investment and follow this simple advice.

Bye for now

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