Personal Trainer Tips

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Personal trainers should be knowledgeable of their clients, stay abreast of the newest exercise technology and understand nutrition to help each client. Find out how personal trainers can succeed with tips from a fitness facility manager in this free video on exercise.

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So as far as personal training tips. Now for a trainer's and things like that, you want to make sure that you know, that you are knowledge about, knowledgeable about what you're talking about because you know, as you become a trainer and the longer that you are a trainer, just like with technology and everything like that, nutrition changes, different kind of exercises changes, so you guys stay with the most update knowledge. Okay. As far as to be a successful trainer, you want to make sure that you're pretty professional. You want to make sure that you're on time, okay, because these people are paying up for your time. Just like with the other service base job, you want to under promise and over deliver, because, hey if you tell these people that, "I'm going to make sure that you lose, you know, ten pounds in six weeks"; even though that's not a lot of weight, right, that's going to be a good basis to start because as, at the end of six weeks, if they lose fifteen, they're going to be ecstatic. Okay. They're going to be ecstatic, they're going to want to do it, they're going to be motivated, everything is going to be great. Okay. But if you tell them that they're going to lose twenty pounds in six weeks and they only lose ten, then they're going to be discourage, they might feel like they can't do it, they might question whether you're a good trainer or anything like that. So that would be a very successful key. So make sure that you under promise and you over deliver. Okay. Also, you want to make sure that you're living what you do because you know, nobody likes a finger-pointer. So if you're going to be a personal trainer, you should workout too as well. Now you don't have to be in the best shape, but you should be in shape, you should be condition, you should workout. You don't have to look like a model or anything like that, but you should practice what you preach so then that way, people will be able to see that, they'll be able to feel off the energy that you provide for yourself and that energy that you have because you really actually believe in what you're preaching.


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