A trainer/client relationship is a personal one for sure. But getting too attached to a single individual may not be such a great idea in the long run. We believe that a team approach is the best way to ensure client success. Here's why.
1. Never miss a workout. Working with a team means you don't have to miss a workout if your trainer is away or ill. Instead, you get to try someone new and continue moving forward towards your goals.
2. Variety. Every trainer has a slightly different style, and you get to experience more than one. Some of our clients who work out multiple times per week do so with two (or more) different trainers for this very reason. It keeps things fresh and interesting, and keeps your body guessing which is a good thing.
3. It takes a village. At Nielsen Fitness, you have a Manager overseeing your experience, who is involved in the strategic mapping of your plan. But the collaboration doesn't end there. We also rely upon one another for ideas, solutions, and professional development, which translates into more knowledge and better workouts for you.
4. You won't be left high and dry. We are lucky to have long-term team members for the most part, but the reality is that for many, personal training isn't a lifelong career. You don't want to get left in the lurch if your trainer moves out of town, or moves on to something else. With a team, you don't have to start again at square one. Instead, you'll be transitioned carefully and thoughtfully to a new trainer with zero interruption to your progress.
Bottom line: for continued success, a reputable team of trainers is a great bet.
Poul Nielsen is the owner and operator of Nielsen Fitness, Toronto's leading team of in-home personal trainers. He has 16 years' experience in the fitness industry and has taught courses in Fitness and Lifestyle Management at George Brown College.
In addition to exercise (obviously), he loves spending time with his family, playing the guitar, strong coffee - and dark chocolate!