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There are many benefits to working with a personal trainer in Almonte. If you have been looking for a way to get into shape, or you would like to take your fitness level up a notch, then hiring a private trainer is the perfect solution for you! We recommend finding a Kinesiologist that offers personal training services. Here's why.

Five tips to help you find a personal trainer:

1. How to a Personal Trainer?

One of the best ways to find qualified personal trainers that service the Almonte area is to search Health Locator. We work hand in hand with the Ontario Kinesiology Association and list their members on our platform. If you can't find one in your area, we recommend contacting us, and a member of our team will help you. Google, social media, word of mouth and your family doctor could also be effective ways to find a personal trainer in your area. The Almonte Fitness Centre might be an excellent place to start.

2. Consider their education

Many Personal trainers obtain low-level weekend certifications. If the personal trainer you're considering hasn't received a university education in Kinesiology, we recommend you look elsewhere for help. Why risk it, we say. We recommend working with a regulated health care professional. Regulated health care professionals are university educated, and to practice in their respective provinces, they must have a license/certificate provided by a regulatory college. Regulation of a profession is essential because it ensures quality and ethical care. Personal trainers that have obtained their certifications from Can-Fit-Pro are not regulated, so choose wisely.

3. What services do they offer?

Personal trainers should be well versed in a variety of personal training services. They should help you with cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility-based activities. They should also have you complete a PAR-Q or PARMED-X form prior to commencing an exercise program. Some personal trainers have taken the the appropriate educational courses and can offer nutritional counselling.

4. How much are their sessions?

Session costs can vary greatly. When selecting a personal trainer, ensure that they deliver the value you need. Sessions can range from $40 per hour to $120 for unregulated Personal Trainers. A ballpark average is around $65 to $85 for a registered Kinesiologist.

5. Can I have my sessions covered by my insurance?

If you want to have your sessions covered by insurance, you will need to work with a Kinesiologist. The list of insurance companies that covers Kinesiology is growing. As for a personal trainers, their services are paid out of pocket.

6. Does your personal trainer have insurance?

Kinesiologists are required to have insurance and must have a valid licence provided by the College of Kinesiology of Ontario to practice in Ontario. This keeps you safe. If you choose to work with a personal trainer, make sure to ask about their insurance coverage. A registered kinesiologist will create workouts specific to your body type and abilities, so they are safe and effective. They will work with your doctor if you have a medical condition. The right program can help build your strength, help you lose weight and improve your flexibility, making daily tasks more manageable and less laborious.

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