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Here are a few things you should consider: Do they immediately start hammering marketing tricks on you? (Remember folks, the sale ends tomorrow!) A pushy trainer Do they actually try to get to know you? A trainer doesn’t have to be your drinking buddy, but they do have to know. A certified personal trainer can help you learn proper form and technique, hold you accountable, motivate you to crush your goals, and ensure you don’t get injured while exercising. But with an overwhelming number of qualified trainers at the gym, choosing the right one can be daunting. Do you know what qualities to look for in a personal.

Here are five qualities you should look for in a personal trainer: 1. Patience JUST WATCHED Stretching essential to working out Replay More Videos MUST WATCH Play Stretching essential. Online personal trainers can give you results the same way any in-person personal trainer could: They provide you with a training program and all of the support you need to get the results you. Choose a trainer who will cater to your personal needs and learning preferences. While some people want to be pushed to their limits by a drill sergeant type, others are going to work better with positive reinforcement and gentle encouragement. Your.

Most people get to eat lunch in a restaurant, break room, or outside when the weather permits. Personal trainers, on the other hand, usually eat on the go. Since most trainers follow a healthy diet, that means that they bring lunch to work every day. Meals typically include whole grains, veggies, healthy fats, and plenty of protein. “The gold standard in the industry is the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

The NSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning. A good way to determine if a certification is legitimate is by looking at how often it needs to be renewed. (Both NASM and ACE require recertification every two years.) You want to be confident your trainer is up to date on the latest in the field. A trainer-client relationship is a very personal one and you want to know that you are wisely investing your body, your time and your money into working with a competent, caring professional, one who helps you find the right starting point to fitness and helps you progress at the right pace to keep you engaged mentally and appropriately challenged physically.

Look to see if any of the trainers at the gyms around where you live have any additional certifications besides their base personal training certification. Good ones to look for include: CSCS, FMS, ISSN, USAW, and a lot more.

List of related literature:

For the most part, trainers are very supportive of one another — a good personal trainer will want to see you succeed.

“Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies” by Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli
from Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies
by Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli
Wiley, 2011

The personal trainer who does so will increase his or her knowledge, skills, and confidence; and both the personal trainer and the clients will benefit from the effort.

“NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2011

Learn how to instruct others as a personal trainer, through self-employment or as an instructor at a gym, pool or fitness centre.

“VTAC eGuide 2016: Your annual guide to applications for courses, scholarships and special consideration” by VTAC
from VTAC eGuide 2016: Your annual guide to applications for courses, scholarships and special consideration
by VTAC
VTAC, 2015

If qualified to do so, personal trainers can also work with clients on a number of health issues, such as weight management, chronic disease management, general fitness, and sport conditioning.

“Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity” by Shirl J. Hoffman, Duane V. Knudson
from Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity
by Shirl J. Hoffman, Duane V. Knudson
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2018

For this reason, an aspiring personal trainer likely will begin a career as a fitness instructor or health and fitness specialist and move into a personal trainer position after gaining considerable experience and a specialized certification.

“Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity” by Shirl J. Hoffman
from Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity
by Shirl J. Hoffman
Human Kinetics, 2013

Make sure you go through the pointers on how to choose the right personal trainer too!

“Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women” by Deanne Panday
from Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women
by Deanne Panday
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2013

● What type of Personal Trainer Certification will you choose?

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Use of personal trainers and finan

“Handbook of Obesity Treatment” by Thomas A. Wadden, Albert J. Stunkard
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by Thomas A. Wadden, Albert J. Stunkard
Guilford Publications, 2004

Be sure to weigh all factors when you hire a trainer because the least expensive person may not be the best choice for you, especially if you need someone with extra qualifications.

“Weight Training For Dummies” by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
from Weight Training For Dummies
by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
Wiley, 2011

being to hire a personal trainer.

“ACT For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests” by Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch
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by Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch
Wiley, 2015

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  • A lot of the big chain gyms like LA Fitness and NY Sports Club employ ‘personal trainers’ who constantly try to get their clients to purchase supplements and exercise accessories from the gym.They’re basically sales people

    Even the higher end gyms, where the personal trainers are typically certified and/or have university degrees in a relevant area do this.

    They also are constantly coming up with what they call ‘challenges’ (i.e. “The [Insert Gimmicky Jargon Here] Challenge” etc), which they charge significant additional fees for.

    Moreover, they use very aggressive and dishonest sales techniques, such as regularly saying a given ‘challenge’ will never be available again when in fact they offer it nearly every other month.

    I’ve never used a personal trainer but I’ve observed their bullshittery in gyms for years.

    I’ve also noticed that a lot of what they tell their clients is sheer bro science bullshit, especially when it comes to dietary advice.

    They’re very reminiscent of time share sellers and used car sellers.

  • If a trainer does not have a degree, they are not a real trainer. A personal training certification is not a sign of expertise. Someone who works as a trainer or holds themselves as a fitness expert should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Thank you so much for all the information you have always provided us in order for us to understand why and how to get healthy. It’s always a matter of health with you 2 and I absolutely love this approach on life and fitness. This is truly what motivates me to work out and I will always be grateful to you guys and the content and information you put out! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, you are helping a lot of people and it’s amazing!

  • I discovered you guys just recently after scrolling through countless videos, looking for some more challenging workouts. I”m in love with your advanced workouts/strength training! Just what I needed to take my exercise to the next level:) I’m also a fan of your message to your followers, fitness is not just about looks!:)

  • 1lb of muscle burns 6-7 calories a day.

    His #5 reason to watch out is full of misinformation.

    If you spend years building 20lbs of muscle, that’s an extra 120 calories a day at rest. Not significant at all

  • Hey thanks for the video, i have a great personal trainer, who goes into more detail / information, they also go into form within my fitness, i am right now going into weightlifting training, they are starting me of slow with lower weights to make sure i get my form right, they also ensuring that i am working on my weaker side, with them going through this, i am now going into study as a personal trainer myself, i must also admit that i am keep pushing them to get up to a higher weights for me to try they seem to keep at a lower amount just ensure form is right. I am seeing changes and weight loss with muscle gains, i know that they dont want to push me to hard but i am pushing them to push more, i am using the way when i was in forces (British Army) to break me down so then i can pick up the things i am needing to do faster. I am kinda teaching them. I do feel lot better for my self, they dont see having protein shakes ect will help much just the right food intake. Can you please let me know if they are a good trainer.

  • I met a personal trainer today, it was going good until I found out it was one long infomercial. I told him I didn’t want sups, I said I would train alone, I told him i didn’t want to spend any more then what I am already spending. He lost all my respect.

  • Glad I found this.
    I know it’s old but still very
    Informational.
    I’m wondering do you have a personal training certification coarse
    I would love to take.
    You would be a great teacher.
    Peace

  • Another one is if you have a trainer who preaches low carb or no carb diets they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about and you should drop them.

  • Does a personal trainer reach out to a client or should a client reach out to a personal trainer. I have a trainer at EOS and all I do is visit her once a week for 30 minutes. She just gives me 4 workouts never discuss about nutrition and workout plan. When I try to tell her about my nutrition and tell her that I haven’t seen a change., she tells me “it takes time”.:/

  • Very good information. I see these in the gym all the time. Especially the last one. Sad thing is these guys have most of the clients because people just don’t know better

  • I think that you need one good PT in order to UNDERSTAND what is the meaning of that job! There is sooo much more to offer as a PT to a client!!
    good luck to you with that garage

  • Thank you SO MUCH for this information!!! I thought something was wrong with ME because my PT worked me so hard on day 1 that I got sick. I was always told that was a good trainer. After day 2, I paid them off and never used her again. I think one of the “thumbs down” of this video is her. I’m encouraged again to start taking better care of my health. I found your videos and tears came to my eyes. Thank you so much!!

  • My personal trainer is excellent. He always make sure to check for proper form and he modifies the exercises to alleviate wrist pain. He is also a nutrionist so he made a diet plan with some difficulty though due to my allergies and intolerances.

  • Thank you. It helps so much especially now that I am considering going back to the gym. What happens is I enroll and then after a few months I stop just because I dont feel that the trainers are professional enough and thats has always been my problem.

  • I’m a trainer myself and I cold heartedly tell them you wont get instant results. Its a life long game. Most of the time this means losing $ in the short run but then you get more long term paying clients. Spot reduction is just what some trainers will say to get more sales (I make fun of them). Don’t always trust the super shredded trainer because in my experience they know 0% and only care about their own goals and beliefs

  • Thank you for all the information! Now I realize you guys are the first good trainers I’ve ever had. Thank you for all your work, for educating us, and for always being positive!

  • I’m a trainer and I can proudly say I do none of these things! I can’t believe there are trainers that use body shaming as motivation that saddens me. Also when you talked about supplementation i totally agree with you. I see so many trainers push products that actually have really unhealthy ingredients. I’ve always pushed health and healthy eating anything else is garbage!!

  • But low-intensity exercises DO burn more calories from fatthat is a scientific fact. It doesn’t burn MORE calories, but more of the calories burned are from fat.

  • thanks keep up the videos they really are helpful for me…would you have any advice on females making a success in the industry? I’m slowly getting clients in a big box gym…..

  • You sound like a newer trainer. I like it, but train for over 20 years and work with all populations. Instincts take over. Train with pro athletes, 50 plus, people that need to walk again. A lot to this, bro. Good enthusiasm.

  • You also described every trainer on that awful “Biggest Loser” debacle of a program. I think the contestants ought to bring class action suits against the producers of that one. I appreciate that you speak the truth in love.

  • I heard once a trainer who put some very skinny guys about 40 or more minutes of cardio before strength training and to the fat peoples telling not do to any weight of machines because it’s gonna make fat thicker instead they put them into long time cardio to reduce the fat first…etc very very incompetent trainers

  • Good Morning, I am developing an app for Fitness Instructors and I am doing some market research can you help me out by taking the survey if you teach fitness classes or passing it along to anyone you know that does? Thank you!

    Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z2TTL6Q
    Fitness Instructors please take this 2 minute survey. Your feedback is important!

  • I take a multivitamin and Vegan Protein…is that considered supplementation? I feel like I need it because I’m not getting enough in my diet.

  • Love the last one, I hate when I see trainers telling people to take supplements!
    Especially when they make money off the supplements.

  • Thanks Daniel…I agree with you 100% on every point. I am a newly certified PT yet I have had my share of them in the past. Many people that go into this industry really do not get it….and some think passion for fitness equals a good PT…it really isn’t for everyone.

  • I personally don’t want a personal trainer as I’m perfectly fine with following along with FitnessBlender workouts, but I like all your points here and if I ever see or hear of a trainer that does these things I’ll be sure to spread the word to try to keep people from going to them.

    I especially hate the body shaming and supplements points. It’s important to love your body and yourself before you start seeing changes. You don’t have or need to hate how you look or feel to exercise it’s really for your overall health. I especially hate commercials that promote surgeries and supplements and stuff by having a “personal account” by someone who says they hated looking at themselves in the mirror before they tried whatever’s being promoted. Like no. Get that shit off my screen.

  • Insightful video. I did hear one misinterpretation regarding fat oxidation and exercise intensity. The body derives more energy from fat during low intensity exercise. Fact. However, 55% 65% VO2 max is optimal range for both fat and carb utilization, “fats burn in a carbohydrate flame.” If overall calorie burn is the concern then high intensity is the ideal prescription. The body derives more energy from fat during low intensity.

  • I’m glad I got back to you. You’re trustworthy and what I like most is you even remind us in your workout vids to take care of our form, our breathing and listen to our body. That means so much to me.
    For a while ago I trained with Tracy A. videos. Bad idea, really bad idea. My body felt horrible with that and looking in comparsion at the little results I had it wasn’t worth it! At the end of the day it was a little lesson about trusting not every “fitness expert“ out there.
    Fitness Blender rocks! <3

  • I’ve seen a few trainers and I’ve given up. The problem that I have is, many of them sell themselves on the idea that they’re going to help build strength, they’re going to help me improve flexibility and mobility and all of that. So then, when I have flexibility issues (such as with squats and lunges), there’s no input at all. He’ll just say “stop doing it like that” without explaining what “that” is. If I ask, he’ll look at me like I have three heads, like I should have known. Every trainer I’ve encountered, cancels at the last minute, or doesn’t even bother to cancel at all and just fails to show up. All of these trainers seemed to have good track records, they had good word of mouth, but as far as I’m concerned, they don’t even have jobs. THey just want to hang out at the gym and get paid to do it.

    So, honestly, I am in no way motivated to find a “good” trainer anymore. It’s not worth my time and energy to find a “good” trainer, only to find out that they are just as much as a scam artist as the last one. I work hard for my cash. I still go to the gym year round. Maybe I should just resort to having poor lower body strength despite my own failed efforts, because unless a fitness professional is willing to finally prove me wrong, I no longer believe this is a legitimate profession.

  • some people like to workout at home, some of them at the park and some of them prefer going to the gym. in my opinion, diff people diff approach. i understand what you are trying to say. but im gonna disagree with you dude. some are just to broke they can only get information from the internet and do it at home or pay entry fee at the gym. but some of people need a pt so that they dont waste their time on self learning and just go straight for the goal and tadaaa! they are in shape while still make time for their business. thats the magic when you hire someone to do something. similar to when you hire someone to edit your video or repair your phone. you get the job done more faster. rather then, find information on youtube how to edit video this and that or how to repair your camera this and that. its gonna take forever. people can do anything with their money so yeah. 150$ seems a lot to you but 150$ is so little for those have the money.

  • Better outlet for you but not your clients. I love my PT he saved my life. Plus I learned everything but stay with him for motivation and support.

  • Thank you! I’m starting my own thing too. I’m doing the ISSA program online for personal training and also sports nutritionist. I’m working on trying to train friends and families to build my profile and gain practice for when I’m completely certified.

  • i love how you guys actually care about people and dedicate your educational videos to teach people how to keep a healthy life working out more than just telling people how to get abs in 3 days. love you guys! i always do your workouts to stay in shape when i cant workout outside.

  • My work has a state of the art gym. It’s free to use. Bad thing is I have no idea where to start. I’m 38 6’3 400lbs. I need to find someone who can teach me and not overload me with info

  • agree with everything except the part about supplements being useless. it’s true you don’t need it, but with correct supplementation, it can give you that small extra boost for whatever your specific needs are.

  • Dude, it’s been over a month, I was worried you left YouTube. Thanks for the video man, I always listen to your Wednesday video every week when I’m driving home from work. I train for almost 12 hours straight every Wednesday and it’s usually a good mental boost after a long day of training people to listen to the good, realistic, and often inspiring info you present. Were you just doing a temporary break, or are you done with the weekly uploads?

  • this is so true, l almost wasted my money for a bad trainer who told me “women don’t need to lift, u want soft lines rather than being muscular like a man!” so he said “we are gonna do two hour cardio everyday and use the vibration training”. And man i almost believed him, and that afternoon l found FB haha, now thinking back, what a crap

  • Just getting into personal training and one of the best things out there is personal training for dummies lol. Its a great book with amazing content. Keeps it simple and helps massively. https://amzn.to/38D5sBx I recommend if your new to the business its definitely worth reading.

  • As a gym instructor myself who does NOT sell shakes however I can’t completely agree with that last point. Protein shakes are not supplements and or drugs, and trainers are allowed to give tips in regards to nutrition. In most cases the trainer should not be recommending anything but a healthy diet which includes many fruits and vegetables and some lean grass feed meats (if any) which would have the required protein intake of.07 grams per pound of lean muscle. I never tell someone to go out to buy protein or creatine and even if I did under the rarest of circumstances I would only give them general advice. As in, you require this much protein and if you are not getting in the standard 0.7 grams per pound then you could go out and try a natural protein with no additives but only if you are in such and such circumstance and have been training a long time for muscle percentage gain.  I think this is more down to opinion not facts, most doctors have no idea what the required protein is to build lean muscle..

  • body shaming can work for veterans that have had that experience work for them before from drill instructors tearing them down and building them back up. Its familiar to them and can help them lock in mentally. Haven’t seen it work in any other case though..

  • Talk about taking measurements and knowing a person’s starting point so they know whether or not they are in fact progressing. I had a guy who just gave me workouts and never weighed me, promoted supplements, etc. And gave me a cookie cutter bodybuilder diet. He lived in the next city but treated our relationship more “online”. Another point to talk about as well. Dropped him after 3 months. He came highly recommended by a lady I knew from the gym. And his wife is an IFBB Pro, so I thought I was in good hands. I do want to compete and I’ve been doing fine on my own. I do use supplements and feel what I use is beneficial. However, I would suggest people do their research and make their own decisions on that. I’m studying to be a trainer myself and that’s one thing that I learned is that only Dr. should be recommending supplements. Anyway, good stuff.

  • I was talking to a trainer today and he body shamed me due to my size and I don’t even feel comfortable in a “no judgment zone” bitch ass

  • I’ve interviewed dozens and dozens of personal trainers. As the owner of a personal training and teaching kitchen facility since 1989 I can say that 99% of personal trainers have no idea what they are doing. The so-called “certified” ones were the worst.. My biggest problem personally was that most of MY clients stayed too long! The average client was with me 15 years. I started out WANTING SPECIFICALLY to make my wonderful clients independent and set them up in their home gym. I also owned and operated two fitness supply and commercial gym design brick and mortar businesses since 1985. Commercial gyms today SUCK in terms of equipment and lack of serious health and fitness minded people. Serious adults never go there.

  • Very informative and I agree with you wholeheartedly. I’ll make sure to follow these rules with my own clients as well. ����

    Amdis Health

  • CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG, SERIOUS DEBATE ABOUT BECOMING A PT IM OPEN TO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS…
    here are my concerns:
    1) the clients that are not motivated enough to take their health seriously probably wont follow your plan correctly and might not get the results they desire, in return they can hold you responsible and give you bad feedback even though it is down to their lack of trying, lets face it lots of people are naturally like this who blame you for something they cant achieve just because you had input.

    2) the people who really would be worth the time to train, who take their health seriously, who are motivated are more than likey not going to bother with a personal train er in the first place, like myself they are so motivated to get the job done why have a middle man?, we got internet now you can find out how to do anything if you can bothered to try find it.

    3) if i become a personal trainer i truly! would want to help people by teaching them all they need to know about diet, training, benefits, how-to etc.. there will come a point where they will know all they need to know and if youre really passionate about helping them that will come sooner then later which is so ironic, eventually they will question why they are paying you when they no longer need your advice (like what was said in this video). its true though, what kind of idiot would pay some one for something they already know or can do without that person?

    4) i honestly predict the only clients that would be beneficial are the ones who have high payed jobs or have extremely limited time to train, smart motivated people but simply dont have the time to look into how to get fit, due to this they would probably be looking for the best of the best most experinced PTs, so beginners probably wont get these kind of clients and lets be honest they are usually the smart switched on type people so eventually they would cut you off too when you have taught them all they need to know.

    5) the current recommendations and guidelines on diet and training exercises are always outdated, the cutting edge new scientifuc breakthroughs take years to hit the main stream, so if i use the new ideas i researched about i.e what to eat and how to train because it would contradict the status quo people would more than likely reject it, for example if i told a client protein isnt that important they would think im crazy, not to mention risking losing my licence because i dont follow the “standard” FDA bullshit approved recommended healthy diet, so whats the fucking point?, its not personalised fitness at all its just passing on mainstream, misleading bullshit, or lose your qualification, like wtf is going here, corrupt.

    in conclusion: so if i have to lie, mislead people and sabotage their fitness to keep them in the loop and always need my expertise whats the point in doing it in the first place?, it defies the whole objective of why i wanted to become a PT, which is to teach people how to live healthy and be fit, so keeping people in the dark would sabotage my purpose, plus i think this stuff should be free anyway so id feel get guilty or reluctant charging money for something i would happily give away for free. the types of people who would truly need my knowledge (like people who are rehabilitating from some disease) i wouldn’t be able to bring myself to charge anyway and there will probably be legal reasons as to why im jot aloud to help them. so in my opinion being a PT is not going to work for me personally. its no better than being a person who teaches someone how to ride a bike, once they got it they wont need you, so yeah fitness is staying my hobby not a career.

  • absolutely all of our meal diets have to be physician ordered of course the doctors always ask the nurses what do we think or how have they been doing on the diet. reason being some food interact with others and certain meds. some of the top things we always have to tell people they can’t have because of medicine and other things is grapefruit. grapefruit when combined with certain things cause unwanted or side effects. red dye is something we don’t give to patients especially cancer patients. if you want more nutritional facts follow me on twitter @what2eathealthy

  • So u r yelling that we can’t find a personal trainer with all the above qualities… Except u…. Some r good but some r contradictory

  • You channel is truly a one-stop “shop” for all things fitness. You and Kelli cannot begin to imagine how greatly you’ve helped me (self-esteem, health and heck my body is shaping up!) and so many others. So in your moments of doubt, just know that you two rock and your videos are amazing! Keep up with the good work:).

  • Thank you for this video, Daniel. It’s also great to get a look into yours and Kelli’s own ethics and approach in training people to become healthy.

    QUESTION: I read somewhere that increased muscle mass doesn’t have much of an impact on resting metabolic rate as it is purported to have… is this true? There is so much conflicting information on this one. Help!

  • I dont know if you would be able to answer this but I recently went vegan so I was wondering if I should ask my doctor about taking a vitamin B12? I’ve done research, and although I did go vegan for health purposes, b12 is said to only be found in meat… Does that mean i should not worry about it or find a supplement?

  • Could you go more into your no. 1 reason? You say supplements don’t make you “healthier,” does that also mean that protein powder for example does not help your muscles recover, grow, etc…?

  • Matty I am over 60 and one of the young female trainers at a big box gym pushed me way too hard, way too fast. I ended up telling her I didn’t think she understood my body. Almost quit personal training, but was then paired with a master personal trainer who totally “got” what it’s like to live in an older body with joint issues, as well as osteoporosis. I love this coach and made real progress in a fairly short amount of time.