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  • Sveto Damjanovic

How to spot a bad personal trainer....🤫

I pride myself as someone that has been a qualified personal trainer going for 14 years now. I truly believe that a highly skilful personal trainer is someone at the forefront of preventive care and as such can truly change a client's life for better, as hundreds and hundreds of clients as I have been blessed to work with while delivering RESULTS. HOVEWER I must say there are alot of black sheeps in the industry. Unfortunately at the expense of the client that they should be serving. Often you will hear about disappointing exepereriances people will share where they simply didn't get much from their MONEY💰 and TIME ⌛️ invested. As a matter of fact they end up worst off than they started. (e.g. injury, lack of motivation) 😡



Today I wanted to share with you some of the things to watch out for if you are thinking about hiring a personal trainer and what to watch out for 👀 if you end up hiring one....


#1: THEY TALK A GOOD GAME BUT…


Everyone can talk but can they put the money where their mouth is? SOCIAL PROOF!!! In other words ask them to show you some of their results they were able to deliver for their clients in the past that ideally solves the same or similar problem to your current one.


HINT:💡If they lack competence THEY WILL TALK MORE ABOUT SALES THAN THEIR CLIENTS’ RESULTS.


#2 THEY COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT EFFECTIVE WARM-UPS.

If your personal trainer is standing next to you as you are walking on a treadmill take my advice and run for the hill 🏃 . A competent personal trainer knows the importance of a well designed WARM UP sequence that includes, guided self- myofascial release for blood flow, mobility ROM that address specific need, activation for core glutes or upper back based on the objectives of the workout and also on the individuals weaknesses.


#3 THEY DON’T DO ANY DATA COLLECTION , NOTE-TAKING OR DELIVER PERIODIZED PROGRAMS. ( NO BUENO) 👎 😌


If all your PT is doing is counting reps while staring into abyss fire him on the spot, there is a good chance you will get better results buying some of the well done digital products for the fraction of the price then the piss poor PT that just counts your reps. you want to make sure that your hard earn cash 💴 is spent on someone that is delivering PERIODIZED PROGRAM while meeting you where you are at and taking you where you want to go. We are talking about appropriate amount of VOLUME, INTENSITY, VARIETY AND PERSONAL PREFERANCE. ALSO ALL THE DATA INCLUDED. PHOTOS MEASUREMENTS, PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, and science/result based nutritional guidance.


#4 THEY HAVE THEIR PHONE ON THEM AT ANY TIME ON THE FLOOR, THEY ARE DISTRACTED DURING YOUR SESSION.

If the trainer is looking more at their phone then what their client is doing that is completely unacceptable ✋🛑 . Unless the trainer is recording the workout or showing something directly to the client speaks louder then his words, also going over to talk to someone or trying to sell personal training is the WORST.


#5 THEY POST MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES THEN THE WORK THEY DO WITH THEIR CLIENTS

While it is normal for a trainer to have a life outside of the gym, it's also a good indicator if they mean business or not. Really good coaches either have seperate private accounts and business accounts and operate in that manner. You can tell a lot by reading between the lines.


#6 THEY ARE BREAKING BARRIERS


If the trainer is talking to you or touching you in an inappropriate manner this not COOL, also if the trainer is flirting with you they should be instantly dismissed by you.


#7 YOUR'E NOT SEEING RESULTS

I must say sometimes when the client doesn't follow the training program and nutritional guidance and then complains about lack of results that is POOR FORM by the client. At the same token if you do follow everything and the results are not there this is a good indicator of who you dealing with (12 weeks should be more then enough to see and experience dramatic results, regardless of the goal).


👇LOOKING FOR A TASTE OF GREAT PROGRAM DESIGN 👇







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