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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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When shopping for a trainer, what are the key areas to "drill down" into? What certifications are "legitimate", and which are preferred?

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as a female you should make sure that any male personal trainer looks good in a pair of tight spandex. this will greatly improve your motivation.

haha, jk. hopefully someone can chime in with some good info, i've always self trained.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 03:20 PM
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i have been a personal trainer for 8 yrs, so i know what to look for. first off education is a big factor, ideally they should have a degree in exercise physiology or science, kinesiology, or something along those lines. if not they need to be certified by a nationally recognized organization; NASM (national academy of sports medicine), ACSM (american college of sports medicine), ACE (american council on exercise). these are some of the most recognized organizations. second thing is experience. how long have they been a personal trainer? why did they get into personal training? no offense to anyone but alot people think just because they lost some weight they can be a personal trainer. don't waiste your time with people like this. they typically don't have the experience or the educational background to help people with different body types. next question you should ask is what things do they specialize in? meaning do you have any special needs or issues requiring a trainer with a specific background or training. lastly don't rely on what the trainers physical appearance is. you don't want someone that is in great shape but doesn't have any of the above requirements. the trainer should take care of themselves and you should be able to tell they workout. you should also enjoy talking to the trainer because you will be telling them things that you don't tell anyone else. so i hope this helps, if you or anyone else have questions feel free to pm me.
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Originally Posted by KBOlsen
When shopping for a trainer, what are the key areas to "drill down" into? What certifications are "legitimate", and which are preferred?

Kimmy, my only comment is, make sure you have your goals firmly established in your mind. If your quest is to be in good physical condition so you can be faster on the track, make sure you state that to your PT and your regime is targeted towards that goal. When I started my quest to get back in shape I talked with a good friend who is a "retired personal trainer" Allie really squared me away. Good luck.

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