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The top 5 reasons to work with a personal trainer

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10 Reasons to Avoid Becoming a Personal Trainer #10 Gyms Treat You Like Their B*tch. Because they can. Where else are you going to go where hundreds of potential #9 Clients Want to Have Sex With You. For some, this is why they went into training.

Some of you might have just read #8 It’s. Here are 10 of the reasons why NOT to become a Personal Trainer – and perhaps why your doubts may not be what they seem. I want to find the right qualifications – it is more simple than you think. To be a Personal Trainer there are only two National Qualifications you require – the Level 2 in Fitness Instructing, and the Level 3 Diploma. 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 won’t explain how their workouts. A common reason people quit is that they become disillusioned with the fitness industry.

For some, the reality of working in a gym and training clients doesn’t match their expectations. The early mornings and slow goal progress aren’t quite what they had in mind when becoming a personal trainer. This was the case for me ten years ago. Rushing around, sleeping less, training less, and eating poorly.

Suddenly, you’re a personal trainer who needs a personal trainer. It took me over a year to work out how I could maintain my own. Are you thinking about becoming a personal trainer? Although the idea of spending your days and making your living helping others exercise sounds appealing, there is a whole lot more to being a personal trainer than designing exercise programs. Learn what the top pros in the industry have to say about the joys and challenges of being a personal trainer and what you need to know before pursuing.

They’re better than a mirror. Watching yourself while you work out can help you make sure your form is correct, but it’s They push your limits. Just when you think you can’t go anymore, you’ll be told to “hold for another minute” or do “10 They hold you accountable. This one can be important. A personal trainer worth their salt puts an extreme emphasis on creating a program that works and adapts to you.

It should progress, change and adapt in accordance with your results. 4. They Do Tabata for Everything. A sure sign your personal trainer.

1. Getting certified as a personal trainer doesn’t actually involve working out. Certification is theory-based: you study out of a book and then go to a testing center for your exam. Four main reasons: loss of calorie burning muscle tissue, increase in caloric intake, decreased activity levels, and changes in hormone balance.

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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

All these reasons are good ones for working with a professional trainer.

“Siberian Huskies For Dummies” by Diane Morgan
from Siberian Huskies For Dummies
by Diane Morgan
Wiley, 2011

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

“I hardly plan on being a personal trainer all my life,” she said.

“MARRIED LOVERS” by Jackie Collins
by Jackie Collins
Simon & Schuster Australia, 2011

The personal trainer should not train these clients.

“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

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

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

Personal trainers need to stay up-to-date in medicine, fitness, business, and even psychology and nutrition.

“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

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

If your Future You has a personal trainer but right now you can’t afford one, then maybe just book in for a one-off session once a month?

“The Goddess Revolution: Food and Body Freedom for Life” by Melissa Wells
from The Goddess Revolution: Food and Body Freedom for Life
by Melissa Wells
Hay House, 2016

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  • Due to medico-legal concerns and the sheer number of questions I receive from these videos, I can no longer answer questions left in the comments. If you have a medical issue and would like more information, go to https://www.drdavidgeier.com/resources/ for other ways I can help you.

  • Hey David,

    Can you please talk about de quervain’s tenosynovitis as an injury. I’ve been doing physio a year and still doesn’t feel like I could do anything with my hand.

  • Thanks Bro this is on target. Lucky for me I’m retired Military with all the health care and a retirement check. This was the best decision for me and things are working out great. Also like you mentioned, in my contracts they pay up front. So a no show or late I still get paid. Cheers!

  • Very great video. ALL so true points. I was a trainer and have lived through everything you said.
    Thank you for validating my feelings and doubts that i don’t like about the field.

  • You are so fucking annoying…… so fucking annoying…. but guess peeps…. he is bang on right. Personal training is not what you people think it is guys and gals!!! But man you need to settle down. Lol

  • Bedros Keuilian the King of Bullshit would hate this video. He made all of his money on line. He didn’t make it in PT. Now the FB Boot camp at $199 per month.Which people have purchased franchises. Better than Orange Theory which is the consumate rip off.

  • Fuck this shyt that’s why I quit being pt. What a shytty industry to be in. I will also add there are lots of unprofessional among trainers themselves. These trainers badmouth other trainers and their training style just to boost their own egos Trainers have no respect for each other.

  • Your YouTube channel is super underrated. Watching your videos tonight reignited the spark to build my personal fitness brand. Definitely want that freedom. Thank you for helping us out.

  • There is this false perception that a fitness trainer just hangs out in the weight room and the money will follow. You give a good reality check. http://www.soyouwanttobeafitnesstrainer.blogspot.com

  • If I’m training clients from 4 30 to 9 and couple during the day…that should be good enough..not saying your Gonna be rich but if your staying busy then your making money, if gym is taking majority then quit and keep your clients work else where or independent

  • One pitfall is one where the trainer hypes himself up to his client by talking about you to the customer and gets called out and turns into a bitch

  • I’m a personal trainer and Idk what your talking about. I set up my own gym in my garage and I have openings at certain times and that’s it. If you know how to network and be your own person you CAN make it. To all of you who are passionate, it will be what you make it!

  • Tim not sure what planet you are from? I have worked for decades in corporate America…there is no such thing as a “cushy job.” Just saying…. At least, there is no such thing as a cushy job that pays you enough money to pay all those bills you keep talking about. But I do think your points are spot on!

  • I was working as security doing 7-23 job 6/7 day a week having no more then 3 day of monthly.I did 400+ h monthly for 3 years stright PT work is easy..you just soft

  • nearly 20 years in the industry and this is spot on..couldn’t of put it better myself! what I would give now for a 9-5 secure job with benefits etc!!!…personal training is a great job for sure, lots of rewarding aspects…but its certainly not a “dream” career…it’s more difficult that people would ever imagine

  • I see alot of personal trainers at the LA Fitness that walk around prospecting. They look like desperate sharks. Looking like they hate their jobs.

  • I want to be a trainer because I am in to fitness and i cannot pass the $17 per hour mark. At least with personal training, I can make anywhere grom 25$ to $50 per hour.

  • Honestly if people aren’t smart enough to figure out that personal trainers are morons then they really have no business dealing with heavy weight

  • I know a few people who came out of the army like I did and became personal trainers because they hated personal trainers… Big box gyms are this weird catch 22 of “we don’t actually want you to workout here” but the personal trainer’s specific job is to get people into the gym…

  • If you are smart enough to make the money to pay for a personal trainer you are smart enough to learn how to train yourself. It’s not rocket science.

  • Does this apply to UK aswell? In pretty sure level 3 personal training have to coach a few people. It’s definitely not as thorough as SS at all

  • It does not help that people assume that just because their trainer looks good, does not mean that or he or she knows what they are talking about….

  • I wish there was a Starting Strength facility in Vallejo and American Canyon in California.

    Commercial gyms are freaking stupid and an absolute hassle.

  • I actually had to go to school for personal training at American academy of personal training, I was taught fundamentals of kinseology, anatomy, programming, and periodization etc, and how to operate on the gym floor. Alot if these trainers who get their certs online don’t even know how to spot a bench press for their clients.

  • This also depends on the group you choose to train. I am considering this as a career after retirement from my main job.
    But definitely, for a young person considering this as a career to eventually retire from it poses many challenges and limits preparation for retirement.
    Take more courses, don’t limit yourself to one certification level. Open up your field. See what is in demand. Working with special populations, children, seniors, etc. Open up the fields you are willing to work at. Do not limit yourself to a gym. The good thing about being young and having no dependents is that you could try to get a job in a hospitality or travel environment (cruise ship, for ex) and end up making more money than working in a local gym. Some programs are looking to train overweight children and youth as well. Look at other alternatives but do not stop at working in a gym with a basic certification. Because in that case, your choices are very limited.

  • There is no regulation or licensing in the fitness industry. Thank Christ. The last thing the Fitness industry and the consumer need is to have the industry fucked up by government regulation and licensing. Keep it free and allow the consumer to vote with his time and money.