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Choosing A Personal Trainer

If you've never had a personal trainer before deciding if you should get one and choosing the right person to work with can be tricky. Here are some questions and WellBound's answers I recommend reviewing before making the commitment.

What is a personal trainer?

A personal trainer is a fitness professional who has the knowledge and skill to help you achieve your fitness goals by designing and guiding you through your own individualized workout.

Benefit of having a personal trainer

Having a personal trainer means you will be getting a safe, well rounded, and effective workout every exercise session. Having a personal trainer also supplies you with a support system who keeps you focused, on track, and reaching toward your goals.

Education, certification, and experience

-Does the personal trainer have a degree in their field?

  • All WellBound personal trainers have college degrees in the health/fitness field.

-Are they certified by a nationally accredited organization?

  • WellBound requires that all its personal trainers maintain fitness certifications through nationally accredited organizations, like the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine.

-Do they hold current CPR/AED certification?

  • WellBound staff maintains current CPR/AED certifications. WellBound Fitness is also stocked and prepared to handle numerous first aid situations.


-Will the personal trainer complete a physical assessment prior to designing your program?

  • All new WellBound Fitness training clients receive an extended physical assessment to establish which areas you strive in and which areas need more attention. In addition to the physical assessment there will also be a health history consultation to learn more about your current and past medical conditions to determine what special considerations need to be taken when designing your program.

Goal Setting

-Will the personal trainer help you set goals?

  • Your WellBound personal trainer will listen to your fitness goals and help you down the path toward accomplishing them. After your physical assessment the trainer will be able to add to your goals by highlighting which areas need more attention. About every 6 weeks a reassessment will be performed to evaluate progress and to update your goals.

Designing your program

-Will your personal training session be individualized to your needs?

  • Your personal training session at WellBound Fitness will be completely specific to you and your needs.

-How often will your routine be changed?

  • In the beginning your WellBound personal trainer will have a variety of exercises to take you through. Routines are then changed regularly to avoid muscle injury and overuse, as well as, plateaus and boredom.

- Will your personal trainer listen to feedback?

  • Feedback is important to us when designing your program. We want to provide you with a well-rounded routine you are comfortable with and will enjoy.

Scheduling Sessions

- Is the trainer available at the times you need them?

  • WellBound Fitness will be sure to pair you with a trainer who is able to best meet your scheduling needs. Trainers are flexible and will have a variety of times available. Your exercise is important to us and we will make time for you.

- How do I schedule my first session?

  • Scheduling a tour will give you the opportunity to see the facility; as well as, meet the available trainers. Then we will take you through the steps of getting started.


- WellBound personal training sessions are 45-75 minutes long to allow for full body training. 

  • The cost is $65 per session

Exercise doesn't have to be scary and you don't have to figure it out on your own! We are always here to help. If you are interested in learning more or meeting with a WellBound trainer call 402-506-4333 to schedule!

Stay Well,


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