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Health Tip: Choosing a Trainer When You Have Arthritis

Questions to ask

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(HealthDay News) -- Selecting a certified personal trainer can be a challenge, especially when you're arthritic. Here's a list of questions you should ask prospective trainers, courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation:

  • Are you certified by a nationally recognized organization?
  • Does your background include health and wellness or sports medicine?
  • What experience do you have with people with arthritis?
  • Can you provide references of clients with arthritis?
  • What do you charge, and what is included in that price?
  • Do you network with other health professionals?

After choosing a trainer, make sure he or she is responsive, motivates you, and communicates clearly.


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