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What Makes A Great Personal Trainer?

Mar 11, 2013
What Makes A Great Personal Trainer?

There are several attributes in which Personal Trainers should have in order to attract clients and produce results for their existing clients. With the increasing rise of PT’s within the UK in recent years, it can often be challenging to find the right one for you

So what should you look for when hiring a Personal Trainer?

Appearance

Firstly, one of the most important factors when choosing your PT should be the physical appearance of him/her. It is extremely important that the Personal Trainer you choose is in good physical condition themselves, otherwise you would be inclined to ask the question ‘Why would I hire a PT that cannot even get themselves into shape?’ They need to be able to set an example and show that their own techniques have been successful in helping them produce good physical condition. 

Motivation

They should be confident within their facility and have the ability to portray good communication. The difference between a good PT and a great PT could well be down to the way they motivate their clients both physically and psychologically. You may only use a PT once or maybe twice a week, however when training on your own you still want that motivation to help you push yourself to the limit without your trainer being by your side. One characteristic that all great Personal Trainers have is motivation. If they can help you motivate yourself in the gym then the chances of you being able to motivate yourself out of the gym is more likely. People often think that a PT’s job is to put you through physical exercise in the gym, however great Personal Trainers will play an extremely important role outside of the gym to

Knowledge

You want a trainer that shows knowledge in what they are doing, comes prepared and ready to educate you. The main reason as to why people seek a Personal Trainer in the first place is because they do not have enough knowledge themselves to help them train and diet to reach their physical goals, which is why there is growing demand for personal trainer jobs.  Most clients don’t have deep pockets. They want to utilize their trainer’s knowledge and learn various training and nutrition techniques ready for when they decide to progress with their goals independently. The main focus of a great Personal Trainer is to help their clients reach their potential both physically and mentally before they move on and progress without the trainer. However, they should always show understanding and be on hand if the client wants to come back for more. 

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