While each personal training center and program will be different, there are some ways that students can prepare for the course. This advance preparation will be critical to the success of your program in NYC, allowing you to have the mindset and the habits in place to maximize your potential.
Read and Review
The first way to prepare for classes at any personal training institute is to learn as much as you can about the program. This is not the same as learning and research you did to evaluate the program, rather it is learning about what to expect.
Most of the top schools will provide information about past students. Emailing or contacting these past students that agree to be on these lists can allow you to ask questions and get some general guidance as to what to expect from someone who is an actual graduate of the program.
Come Prepared to Try New Things and Let Go of Misconceptions
The vast majority of people that go to a personal training institute are people that have been involved in fitness, nutrition and sports for a number of years. Over that time people pick up misinformation, outdated facts and even incorrect methods of incorporating exercise into their life.
Be prepared to attend classes and hands-on activities with an open mind. Let go of incorrect information and continue to read, learn and research as much as you can about your areas of interest.
Balance Your Work/Life and School
Many students in NYC attending personal trainer courses will continue to work, raise a family or even juggle both while attending the personal training institute. Remember, it will be important to prioritize your training, but still maintain a balance in your life.
Finding your balance may take a few days or weeks. However, with the shorter training programs offered that can be completed in three months of full-time studies, so it isn’t a long term change in your life.