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10 Things to Look for in Your Personal Trainer. 1. THEY’VE GOT CREDIBILITY. A great trainer will have a track record of success and results to show for their efforts. While most gyms require 2. THEY KEEP YOU ACCOUNTABLE. The Number 1 reason people hire a trainer is for accountability.

They need. 10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Personal Trainer Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. 10 Essential Qualities in a Personal Trainer #1) Passionate about health and fitness You want the person who is coaching you to be excited, and invested in fitness. If they have a good energy about them, it will only rub off on you and keep you motivated!

Looking for one or more of these organizations tests from your personal trainer’s portfolio will help you make sure you trainer is backed by a trustworthy source. 3. Personality. What to look for in a personal trainer should always include their personality and how well it meshes with your own. A trainer should motivate and inspire you.

The wrong trainer can make you feel badly about yourself and leave you frustrated. That will make you more likely to start skipping training sessions. There are certain things you should look for in a trainer that will help ensure you work well together. A Good Fit in Terms of Personality and Communication Style. 10.

Your personal trainer saw it all before. There’s nothing you can do that your personal trainer hasn’t seen before. When you struggle, they know, when you cheat, they can tell and when you steadily improve, they are pleased.

If you can afford it, a personal fitness trainer could be your best bet. The problem? There just so many personal trainers out there and more coming on. Personal Trainers like to guide people and give advice. When you ask questions, it makes them feel good to find you the answers.

They feel valuable. They love discussing health and fitness. #10 Referrals are the best acknowledgement. If you like what your trainer does for you, tell your friends.

Host an event at your house and have your trainer. Whether you are looking for a live personal trainer or you are looking for a trainer to follow in videos online, or on DVDs, you should be a smart, well informed consumer when searching for a professional that has the potential to influence your health. After being in the health and fitness industry since 1999, working as a personal trainer and. 10.

What your trainer should look like. An investment to hire the best personal trainer for you can change your life but navigating the murky waters to find the right one can be rife with challenges. If you’re serious that now is the time to make a change, take your time.

There are great trainers out there, you’ve just got to find us.

List of related literature:

The answers to all of these questions and others may influence the personal trainer’s advice to the client.

“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

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

Of course some of these skills and attributes would be needed by any trainer.

“The Diversity Training Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Changing Attitudes” by John Jones, Phil Clements
from The Diversity Training Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Changing Attitudes
by John Jones, Phil Clements
Kogan Page, 2008

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, 2004

I’ve never had a personal trainer in my life and I never will.

“The Doctor Is In: 7 Easy, Positive Steps to Take Right Now to Transform Your Health” by Travis Stork M.D.
from The Doctor Is In: 7 Easy, Positive Steps to Take Right Now to Transform Your Health
by Travis Stork M.D.
Gallery Books, 2010

The report is titled, “5 Mistakes MOST People Make When Hiring a Personal Trainer.”

“Social Media Made Me Rich: Here's How it Can do the Same for You” by Matthew Loop
from Social Media Made Me Rich: Here’s How it Can do the Same for You
by Matthew Loop
Morgan James Publishing, 2016

Clients not only relied on their trainers to get fit, lose weight, and train regularly, but they also wanted to broaden the conversation to include advice on business, relationships, nutrition, and lifestyle.

“Lifestyle Wellness Coaching” by James Gavin, Madeleine Mcbrearty
from Lifestyle Wellness Coaching
by James Gavin, Madeleine Mcbrearty
Human Kinetics, 2013

Finally, evaluate a trainer’s personality and style.

“The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health” by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health
by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
Free Press, 2002

This type of feedback makes my job as a trainer and fitness educator so rewarding.

“Sculpting Her Body Perfect” by Brad Schoenfeld
from Sculpting Her Body Perfect
by Brad Schoenfeld
Human Kinetics, 2008

He presents ten core skills all professional trainers should live by in the “Ten core skills of a master trainer” sidebar.

“Training For Dummies” by Elaine Biech
from Training For Dummies
by Elaine Biech
Wiley, 2011

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  • Thank you so much. I am new to training and work at a box gym as far of now. This was the most relaxing yet realistic video I came across you been a big help

  • Hoping anyone here that can answer this, but how does one become a personal trainer? How and where do I get experience? I know the common answers is “get certified and learn how to sell.” Yeah, no shit sherlock. I want to know is what is the first thing you do? Obviously, you aren’t gonna start training someone immediately once you convince them to train with you. Do I have to know their fitness history? Do I have to talk to a doctor? I feel like this is one of the many questions not answered by personal trainers.

  • This business is superficial as hell. I’ve had interviews with gyms that owners say it goes great over phone and they have told me if I am fit and bring in the certification I can sign up. Also alot of corporate gyms won’t accept certain certifications or if they do no matter your experience you start as a level 1 trainer. I got a ISSA cert and since its not “ncca accredited” no matter my 2 years experience i can’t be a level 2 trainer. This business is tough guys

  • This was great advice. I got so much out of watching this video. Very simple and easy advice to follow and will be watching again.

  • Old video, but the points that you made are so so true. A lot of people seem to take the ‘personal’ out of personal trainer in a video thats just there to look kind of cool and nothing more. There needs to be some sort of personal engagement with the PTs target audience, coming from the trainer in the video. People always seem to forget this completely.

  • Couple of questions/points. I made a promise to myself when I left my 9-5 and moved to NYC to never be someone’s employee again. I was done with being micromanaged and I’ve heard so many horror stories about being a trainer in a commercial gym and I’ve personally seen someone who could potentially be a good trainer, do horribly with clients in order to beat the clock and make numbers. That said, what about guys like Brian Alsruhe, Alan Thrall, Elliott Hulse (sort of) who had NO business experience, no prior training experience and started their own garage gyms/bootcamps? It can be done, but there has to be some sort of formula to generating clients that way that can be tapped into. There has to be a way around being someone’s employee for x amount of time in order to launch your business and make noise for yourself.

  • I totally disagree with his statement, you need will power, drive and be resilience. Get in a group chat and hold yourself accountable. Personal Trainers are Motivators, you don’t need a certification to motivate someone. Retired military 22 years

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  • I’m catching up on a lot of your videos today since I have free time. One of the best points in your video is having a business plan. I left a full-time job in another field to pursue Personal Training full-time. At the time I did train part-time and it was going very well and seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to take a leap of faith. I did not have a business plan. I had vision, ideas, referrals, passion and knowledge but I ended up learning a lot the hard way and on my own. It is a must to have a solid plan, and take help when offered. I was scared I wouldn’t be sticking with my own “plan” if I went to other places and I didn’t think I was good enough for some of the places that offered for me to come on board. Big mistakes. This is why your videos are so helpful to others because many of us are experiencing these topics, have or will.

  • Depends what you mean by “presentable” on a PT’s body. Do they need to look like a bodybuilder? No. Should they at least look average? For sure. We shouldn’t judge knowledge by looks. Does Bill Belichick look like a football player? Nope, but he has broken lead records for wins and has brought the patriots to multiple super bowl wins.

  • Hey man love your vids bro… I just ordered my Ace 4th edition certification book.. And i was wondering if you had any advice about how i should go about taking it apart to study

  • Hold on bad example with wanting to be a rapper because you don’t need a certification or a record label to be a musician js ������

  • Look the part and be able to sell ice to an eskimo. Yeah theres a lot more to it hence 500+ page textbooks for the certs but if you dont have a grasp on those first two concepts it wont happen.

  • I love your video man. You really gave out some extremely important keys in becoming an ideal personal trainer. I wasn’t sure if I was going to need to have a certificate to become a personal trainer but you made it clear that its very important to be certified. Thank you so much.

  • Sir which certification is best ACE or NASM or ISSA or ACSM can you please differentiate all of them for me about their study content

  • Well I’m breaking the standard of “looking presentable” I’m in school for personal training and I’m a BBW. I’ve lost over 100lbs naturally and still going but I have loose skin and I’m still 298lbs but what better trainer then one that’s “been there” and know the real life struggles of starting maintaining and the pain that comes with it mentally and physically. I’m breaking all rules with being a small”fit” trainer. Healthy and trainer isn’t a specific size.

  • Thanks just what I needed, Very rare to see authentic, realistic advice yet still be motivational. Too much Bull-Shit on youtube spouting recycled get rich quick shit. Thanks for keeping it real.

  • Do you market online coaching on your instagram, facebook, youtube, etc? Or what is your input on building my training business around personal training independenetly and online coaching. I plan to give my friends and family referral prizes and free training for every referral and plan to market heavily on instagram

  • Thank you so much man, I’m recording a promo video today and I’ve written out a whole brief for my videographer using your points, I’ll be sure to send you a link to the video when it’s up on my channel and I’d love to see what you think. Hopefully it’ll encompass everything you’ve spoken about. Once again love the channel man, you’ve helped me out so much with your videos since I’ve become a PT over this past year and a half

  • Thank you for your directness, and for the earnest quality of your delivery. I learned a lot in a short time which is ideal for me, and I’m sure many others. Thanks

  • Nice video bro!! I’m very agree, personal training is about discipline, knowledge, passion, specific training for clients not just about certification or self training experience

  • Hey Jon, I just took and passed my ACE Personal Trainer certification today, its a great feeling, and I owe you a big thank you…your videos have been very helpful and a great resource…keep up the good work, and thanks again

  • One of my goals is to be a personal trainer because i love training and i want to help people reach there goals as i am reaching mine i train bjj kickboxing and boxing and ino loads of workouts but i need to no alot more knowledge how do i find all the knowledge i need to learn

  • Love it…respect, out of shape and personal hygiene my top three. Personal trainers get it together… if this shoe fit. When you meet with a client your breath stinks, you look like you just woke up and you are trying to get your work out in while your client needs your full attention. Some are phony and are not even certified which makes for major injuries. Just some things I see with trainers.

  • And with this video I have just wrapped up my Personal Fitness Merit Badge for Boy Scouts now its just one last Merit Badge to go before I can get Eagle Scout, Thank you Mr. Rich

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  • Ive been personal training now for over 2 years and been watching your videos from the start, they really prepared me for what to expect and credit a lot of my success to watching them, doing roughly 30 sessions a week at £35 each at age 20 which for now I am happy with, thank you!

  • I’m 6’2 230lbs and I’m trying to lose belly fat and gain muscle mass. What’s a good weekly meal plan to do so? I do more cardio and calaesthetics than weight training. I hardly do weights because no access to them

  • Thanks for this man. I’ve never worked as a trainer but have been trained by high end professional trainers as a college athlete. I have a fair amount of experience personally and an very social. I hope to build my own personal training business just to help people. Great video

  • You mentioned that you started in a public park for your boot camp. Before I saw your videos I had the idea of doing group fitness classes at a park. What are the laws and regulations regarding doing this? Other than having a certification, and having insurance in order to train. What are the other necessities being that it is a public park? 
    Also just wanted to mention that your videos are quite informative and it’s really appreciated that you take all this time to do these videos.

  • Very good video.
    I have been training for two years and want to become a trainer, to work with old people. I am in my 50s. This is something I would like to do after retirement.

    So, I am not only working to get me certification in the future but also to look the part.

    I do not worry too much about the wealth because with retirement income and benefitsthis is something I want tho do just for the love of helping others get to where I got and manage illnesses with healthy habits and nutrition. And also show that it is never too late to live a healthy life

  • Hey man love your vids bro… I just ordered my Ace 4th edition certification book.. And i was wondering if you had any advice about how i should go about taking it apart to study

  • I totally agree to many self proclaimed personal trainers with out the certification to back it. Like yea you might know workouts and exercises but that don’t make you a trainer

  • I love your videos man. Grounded, insightful, no bullshit. Perfect as I work through my PT qualification and begin to plan my future in this industry.

  • Dude is funny. I like this one bc realistically u gotta take a look in da mirror and say is this really your true calling? U might like this shxt but do if you’re male do u look like you could play running back in the nfl? If the answer is no u need to reconsider being a fitness trainer

  • You don’t need a certificate to be a personal trainer, that’s retarded. Some body is mad he had to study and all that to get a certificate to make him self feel certified lol. If a person has the knowledge to help others get in shape, that’s all that’s needed. And you don’t have to get a certificate to have that knowledge.

  • Love the video! Love the point you make about keeping your body in shape. You lead by example. You can’t be trying to tell somebody about being healthy and working out when you’re not practicing what you’re preaching! Love the content. I’m studying for my Health Coach Certification right now and then I plan on doing Personal Training. Keep doing what you doing man!

  • You give amazing advice! Loving the content! I also do fitness vlogs on my channel! Check it out! I have liked and subscribed to your channel! Keep them coming ����

  • This is the best personal trainer talk I’ve seen. doesn’t say you can’t do it or it’s dumb business just tells you the truth and the whole truth.

  • I love your videos man. Grounded, insightful, no bullshit. Perfect as I work through my PT qualification and begin to plan my future in this industry.

  • I passed the ISSA CPT, DNA-based coaching, Nutrition Coach, Group Fitness, and Bodybuilding certifications. If you’re worried about how to finish it or can’t find the time, reply to this and I’ll help you get through!:)

  • +Hodges Training I’ve gotten to a point where I just let them know my rates or give them and idea. But I always have a super cheap starter rate to make sure they don’t just say they can’t afford it 

  • The best video I have seen so far for advice on starting out as a personal trainer. I feel more confident and prepared and sure of the next step to take now after watching this. Thank you!

  • Do you have a video on the tax preparation part of an independent trainer business? Like how much to save and what is needed or maybe someone in the comments can make a suggestion.

  • You are awesome!Thanks for taking time to make this videos!!!
    Future trainers can learn so much from you.I like what u said that we cant hate on ppl with nice cars or ppl living god life..cos yes nothing in life is for free we gotta work our butts off  for it and earn it!Not waisting time in hating on ppl but using it for becoming 1 of this ppl.:)

  • Long story short: training a married couple (I’ve been training myself for 2 years). They are my first clients. Don’t want to break their bank, but it is a lot of work. Here’s the model: 3 lifting days a week, with a body weight split on the other 2 days. Giving nutrition guidelines and and reasonable expectations. Less about money, more about personal growth, but it is a little bit of work on my end. If anyone has any feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.

  • Hey everyone, I’m currently trying to find out how one could make the lives of fitness trainers as yours a lot
    easier 😉
    Which is why I have two very simple questions:
    1. ​As a personal trainer do you sometimes struggele with getting high paying clients Online? If so, what are the 2 biggest issues you’re dealing with?
    2. Regarding getting online clients, what would you wish for more than anything else? Thanks so much in advance looking forward to reading your answers!

  • Much respect to what you do but people need to know certifications mean nothing in any field anybody can pass a test but if you’re not motivated dedicated and what you do then what you say you are is not true certifications and schools are just an obstacle to make you think something is hard like he said treat everything you do as your business work hard and you will succeed

  • You’re like the Angel of Angels! You’re making the world a such a healthier place, and helping others HELP OTHERS make the world a better place!! Thank you. Thank You. Thank You!