1 day ago
Definitely more anecdotal, but you can tell when someone is a good Personal Trainer.
I’ve paid thousands of my own money to fund a PT course, just to be able to have the qualifications to work in gyms.
However, during that time, I feel like I’ve actually regressed. Why? Because it is so generic. There is no emphasis on exercise selection, you’re refrained from learning about nutrition, because that’s a “nutritionist’s job”. If you’re going to have a client training once or twice a week, then they need to have a solid diet plan on order to achieve their goals. In fact, the only thing that was covered during my qualification recently was how to read a heart rate monitor (who uses that to prescribe cardio anymore?!) and how to swing your arms around and call it ‘dynamic stretching.’ If you are looking to find a personal trainer, make sure they actually have an interest in training and nutrition. Make sure they’ve actually been in decent shape, or are able to keep in shape. Why would you want to take training and diet advice off someone, when they’re not capable of doing so themselves?!