What to look for in a personal trainer

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One of the things I think stop many people from finding a personal trainer is that they don’t know exactly who to choose from. If you were to look online you’d get hundreds of similar results that could easily overwhelm you. It’s not uncommon to just bookmark those sites and look at them at a “better” time. So those who are looking to reach out to a trainer. Here are a couple of key points to look at.

Do they practice what they preach?

You definietly don’t want a trainer who looks over weight and unhealthy. While that doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t know what they’re talking about, it sure is hard to give them any respect. Anyone can give out good advice, but why would you want to take advice from someone who doesn’t even believe what they teach? If you’re trying to sell someone on a Honda Civic, you sure as hell should be driving a Honda Civic. You get the point.

It’s more credible and will help you connect better with a trainer who is passionate about what they do. You will feel better taking advice from someone who is fit and looks healthy. The proof is right in front of your eyes. They literally have the blueprint and step by step guide to take you where you want to be.


With hundreds and probably thousands of personal trainers in you area, you are going to want to work with someone you resonate with. This shouldn’t be too hard of a task but it’s a task that I feel gets overlooked by many people starting out. It’s a good idea to start off with a consultation and see how well you connect with your potential trainer. This is someone you will be working with one on one with so it’s important to get along.

While this is not an exhaustive list, it’s something that I would have on my check list when looking for a personal trainer.

For those looking for a bigger checklist, here is a video I found that covers them all.

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