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    Would you hire an overweight personal trainer?

    I see the pictures. I’m talking about the ones on personal trainer web sites. You know where you find trainers posed half dressed, flexing. Makes me wonder if they walk around their studio or show-up at your door like that? Would it be professional to see a surgeon on his or her web site holding a kidney or lung in their hands? How silly. But, trainer sites that have “fitness pros” dressed in revealing positions or posing is sophomoric. In fact, worse, it speaks to stereotyping. It follows this line of thought; if you don’t look like this you’re not healthy or fit. If you’re overweight you are not healthy…

  • Tips on how to hire your best personal trainer
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    Tips on how to hire your best personal trainer

    Hiring a personal trainer is a serious undertaking. The trainer you pick can either make or break your experience. Let’s face it; a person is usually hiring a trainer because they need the support and professional guidance for specific goals. Looking at specific traits will help you make an informed choice. Below is a comprehensive, but not an all-encompassing list of skills, qualities, and traits that a good trainer should possess. 1. Client Centered Training I once evaluated a trainer’s exercise prescriptions and found them to remarkably similar. So much that I could not match needs and goals for each of his clients. In this case, it turned out during…