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Is personal training worth the (sometimes rather large) cost? We went right to the source to find out inside information on personal trainers from people who know them best — personal trainers. These experts provide insight into their own profession and even provide a little on-screen motivation for you to use immediately. What 16 fitness pros say to their clients (and themselves!) for a hit of inspiration certified personal trainer and owner of Angry Trainer Fitness.

11 of 16. when it comes to their appearance or physical ability. I try to focus on my clients’ positive attributes. My favorite personal saying is, ‘focus on what you can do, not what you. Personal trainers are not there to discuss your latest breakup with you. They’re there to get you into shape — full stop. “I am not your therapist,” says Mike* (names have been changed to allow.

Having a personal trainer can be a very good experience and also a bad one. A trainer can guide you in the proper direction of attaining your goals. A trainer can also hurt you in the process if he or she is not informed of any past or present injuries. It is a trainer’s job and duty to ask a client about his or her ailments. The top funniest things said to a personal trainer are 99% related to not wanting to exercise.

You know this moment when you really don’t want to work out and you make up excuses. Then you said something like that to your personal trainer: 1)” Jesus Christ!These are indicators that you should dump your personal trainer.

They don’t listen or seem to care when you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. They can’t or. A personal training career is often much more than a means to an end. Sure, they teach clients the right way to squat, plank, and lift, but they are also there for their clients on an emotional level.

An experienced personal trainer knows that the psychological aspect of getting fit is as important as physically reaching one’s fitness goals. If personal training income slows down, moving into different job duties smoothly, easily, and without weeks of lowered income is preferable to being forced to look for employment under stress. Personal trainers should test the waters of other jobs as a means of better career management.

Doing so primes you for making a jump when the time comes. Trainers are no different. In fact, allowing a prospective trainer to woo you with his or her knowledge of muscle protein synthesis optimization™ and fat-busting-low-glycemic-index foods may leave.

A personal trainer is an individual who has earned a certification that demonstrates they have achieved a level of competency for creating and delivering safe and effective exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and groups or those with medical clearance to exercise. They motivate clients by collaborating to set goals, providing meaningful feedback, and by being a reliable source for.

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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

Their hearts are often in the right place, but very few personal trainers have the know-how required to get their clients into great shape.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

Personal trainers have the opportunity to work with a large variety of client types.

“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

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

In my experience as a personal trainer, the clients who get the best results and stay consistent are the ones who are having fun with their training.

“Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training” by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
from Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training
by Bret Contreras, Glen Cordoza
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

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

Personal trainers typically work one-on-one with clients and, because of this increased supervision, usually receive higher pay than group exercise instructors.

“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

Personal trainers are expensive.

“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

“Doing what any decent personal trainer would.

“Finale” by Becca Fitzpatrick
from Finale
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012

It seems critical to me that this genre of personal trainers be addressed for the good of the discipline of exercise and the folks that participate and put themselves in the hands of these professionals.

“15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben's SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health” by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
from 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health
by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
SelectBooks, Incorporated, 2017

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  • I need your help. I was recently let go from a gym that I was working at, and since then i have been applying to jobs as a trainer. However, I have not gotten a call back from these places, or if I did get a call they never called me for an interview. I am NASM certified and have two years experience. Is there something I should be doing that I am not doing? How do I make my resume stand out from all the other training resumes l?

  • Informative vid. 
    I guess this goes in the same field with attaining an internship with a gym, right?
    I passed the exam with WITS, now I need to do a 30 hour internship with another CPT that has 2+ years experience. 

  • This is the most comprehensive, well spoken view of the industry I have seen thus far. Amazing advice Jonathan, adding you and Facebook now… inspired. 

  • I have a unique question. Just to give a little background, I applied at a big box gym and got the interview. I was told I would get the job once I finished my certification. Once I finished, the fitness manager told me I would get hired at the next “hiring go around.” I was in contact with him for six months, as he told me he was behind on interviews. At six months he sent me an automated email saying he was going with someone else. Yet, every couple of weeks I see “personal trainers needed now” in their website. I’ve been a member for years and the staff loves me there. Even the general manager wants me hired. However, everyone says the fitness manager had to make the final decision. How do I get around the fitness manager?

  • Jonathan, Thanks for all to information you give. Just had an interview with a local gym and was able to not just pull from my own experiences, but was able to use the info learned from your videos and D2D course. The best money spent to help build my fitness career.

  • Great video bro! Love your advice. I have a very timely crucial question. I have a job interview tomorrow at a Fitness Connection, but I’m also waiting for the phone call from LA Fitness to tell me if I did got hired or not. My question is, can I work at two big box gyms at the same time? should I mentioned that to them? This gyms are like 12 miles apart. Thanks man this would really be helpful coming from you.

  • Thanks for the advice! I just got certified under NASM 4 days ago and I’ve been prospecting gyms to apply to (so far I’ve applied to one, Equinox). I called them today to get in touch with the hiring manager and left my name so they could check out my resume. Wish me luck!

  • Tanya you blocked me from commenting on your Facebook because I said the truth about our cohost inciting fear into an arleardy scared community Are you for real!!!!
    I wasn’t even rude or anything to you great work!!

  • I shouldn’t squat below paralell?

    Olympic lifters do squats ass to grass(ATG). How do they get away with that without injury? If you have good enough mobility to maintain flawless form, is it still bad?

    Been squating ATG for 18 months and I have never felt pain while or after doing squats. I’ve felt pain from very heavy leg extensions(don’t do them anymore), but never from deep squats.

  • I just became a personal trainer about 6 months ago. Young guy about to be 21. The women I train say a lot of this. I can’t do protein shakes there gross I never have time to cook I feel this exercise in my eyes when we’re doing squats lol. But I have 2 females that train harder than a lot of the men in the gym. So this ain’t all females just some haha.

  • if I am just starting out, just started going to school for personal training, where do you suggest I work to get my foot in the door?

  • A great running joke would be if in every one of these videos, no matter which professional she’s with, at the end, she asks if they do vajazzling

  • So many of these things are so true. Im doing PT at and Im so guilty of saying some of these. Tears of laughter!!!
    “I had one cookie!”
    “Oh my GoD! What is that! That hurts! Is this a joke?, Is this a f’ing joke?!”
    “Squats again!”
    “Push ups! Nooo”
    “Am I doing this right?”

  • Thanks Brad and Bob!
    Useful info as always!
    However, for two of the mentioned exercises, I believe you need to take a deeper look.

    1. The bend over row as shown in the video is really poorly executed.
    The correct execution involves straight back and a tight core. It is a pretty basic exercise with plenty of benefits and it is performed by many professional athletes.

    2. Squatting below parallel is pretty much debunked nowadays. Yes there are some changes in the forces applied, but provided the physiology of the person allows it, squaring below parallel is fine, even when heavily loaded, e.g. profession weightlifters

    During the video you seem to perform it in a strange way, with legs pretty close together, not allowing proper farm that way.

    I believe you need to check those topics and let us know!:)

    Keep up the good work!

  • It’s no wonder I have a bad back. In my younger days playing sports, I did everyone of those exercises. At that time we thought it was good for you. Now my back tells me every day it wasn’t such a good idea.

  • Maybe a video on how to properly do situps to avoid extra stress on the back would be nice. Like how to do situps that hit lower and oblique abs without to much stress on the back

  • yo bro I am getting my certification in Nov if all goes as planned. just wanted to say I appreciate all the time you out towards your videos. keep it up…I need to learn as much as possible so you are a good took for me right now haha! keep it up buddy

  • I dare not ask if I am doing it right now. My only other sin is swearing my head of with the foam roller. Think he might hate me now ��

  • Great work B&B! We all appreciate you guys so much. Is there anyway you can tweak the sound? Your voices are a bit grainy….
    Thanks again!

  • This video was much needed! Instant light bulb �� moment

    I love your perspective on things and you are the only guy approaching this topic from this angle