As a personal trainer, whenever I get a new client that is looking forward to starting a fitness program with me. I get asked often how many times do I recommend them working out per week with me. As a in-home personal trainer. This question can only be answered by assessing the client and getting to know a little more about their bodies and workout history. Many times new clients come to me very motivated and are eager to start an exercise program. Some want to train four days a week or even every day. When I talk to them and try to figure out what would be best for them. As a personal trainer that specializes in training adults. I always take in account and try to figure out how motivated they are, their current level of health, and time availability. Sometimes even if the client wants to do it on a daily basis I might not be able to fit them in my work schedule.
I recommend in general that a client trains with a personal trainer between 2 to 3 times per week. This gives the client enough time to recover and get focused mentally for their next session. I am not a big believer in doing long-term every day training gnome and a how financially a client is ready for the commitment. Most of the time the client does not understand that they need to recover, mentally be prepared for another workout and even make the time commitment possible.
Since I live in Florida, most of my clients are from the Boca Raton, Delray Beach area. Just being in South Florida the sun sends out tremendous energy to even the general public. So I can see people wanting to be more active. Keeping it with a personal trainer to three times per week is ideal. It is also not a bad idea if the personal trainer designs of fitness program for their client that they can do on their off days.
Michael Metchikian, CPT,NASM,CES
Michael trains his clients in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida area. He goes to his clients in-home, high-rise apartment fitness centers or the gym of your choice. Michael specializes in many different modalities of fitness. From strength training, stretching, balance and mobility, Pilates and yoga-based exercises.