My first job ever was a fitness instructor. It fell into my lap and I thought “Wow, what an awesome gig! Working out AND getting paid”. Then I went to the next step, did my personal training course and that was my start. All in all, I’ve been training people close to 15-20 years and I think it is one of the most under-appreciated and under-regulated profession. Consider this, you can be a certified fitness anything after a weekend course, it’s not that surprising.
Finding a good and honest personal trainer is actually pretty hard. Primarily because they are under contract to sign up as many people and sell memberships. Sifting through the bullshit is the HARDEST part. Here is a couple of things to watch out for :
1. Do not trust a personal trainer that gives you a cookie cutter workout. What works for one person might not work for you. Look at their clients. If they are prescribing the same workout to two disparate individuals, tell them to go back to Hogwarts for more schooling.
2. Run away if the person does not take into consideration what you want to accomplish. Run towards the person if they’re hot (Kidding! Only if they’re really hot!).
3. If they neglect a nutritional aspect in conjunction to your regimen, kick him/her in the balls. Diet is the biggest contributor to outward body changes. As Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the lawyer and gastronome said, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”.
Yours In Fitness.