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Ask the references if they achieved their goals, how the trainer helped them to do so, and what they liked best about the trainer. If the trainer refuses to give references or acts as though it is a major inconvenience, look elsewhere. 6 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Personal Trainer Once reserved only for the rich and famous, personal fitness training has hit the mainstream. A personal trainer is now as common as a pair of.

I came up with 6 questions that you should ask a personal trainer if you are looking at getting one. If you are a personal trainer or thinking of being one, these questions will also get you thinking and hopefully you have these all figured out already. Today, instead of my usual writing blog post I decided to do a quick video and go over the 6. Here are six questions to ask trainers either in person or by phone before hiring them. Can I have references?

This is the best way to get honest information. A prospective trainer should be more than happy to give you a list of at least three clients whom you can contact. Ask the references if they achieved their goals, how the trainer helped them to do so, and what they liked best about the. Let me start off by giving you the 5 questions to ask a trainer before you hire them and then I’ll explain why they are important below: Who are you certified by? What do the letters stand for?

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In the age of celebrity or Instagram-famous personal trainers, it Identify their area of expertise. See if their personality is. What questions should I ask a personal trainer before hiring them? Just about everyone who is training clients shares a passion for helping people, but that passion alone doesn’t make them a skilled trainer. That skill comes from continuing education and a dedication to improving and refining their craft.

But, before hiring a personal trainer, ask these questions: Organizations such as American Council on Exercise, National Strength and Conditioning Association and American College of Sports Medicine all offer personal training certifications. Ask the references if they achieved their goals, how the trainer helped them to do so, and what they liked best about the trainer. If the trainer refuses to give references or acts as though it is a major inconvenience, look elsewhere. Hiring an inexperienced personal trainer might be a blessing in disguise, as they’ll often charge less than someone with years of training under their belt.

The Takeaway While you can easily hire any personal trainer on the spot, asking a prospective trainer the right questions is going to help you determine if they are the ideal fit for you.

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

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Ask them questions related to the quality of the trainer, the content of the training program, and the results.

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    There’s one time I have got an offer from a toxic company and I took it without taking much consideration. I ever turned down another offer for that.
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