Personal trainers rely on clients and many fat clients will feel more comfortable with a personal trainer they can identify with. I'm not saying that an overweight coach doesn't know what he's talking about. Many of them are very knowledgeable from my experience. But there is more to this work than shouting out instructions.
Certain customers will have high levels of fitness and may be pushed to their physical limit. Is it appropriate for a customer to perform an excruciating cardiovascular circuit if they can't handle it yourself? Shouldn't you practice what you preach? Let's be honest, when you see an overweight coach wandering around the gym, don't you roll your eyes a little? A personal trainer who is in shape can gain the trust of clients more easily than a personal trainer who is not in shape. Or, put another way, you can easily imagine that person effortlessly shoveling snow and then working out in the gym later that day with no problems. You might wonder why a person would become a coach in the first place if they don't live the fitness lifestyle for themselves.
A person with good sales skills can successfully make a living as a coach, even with the extra lint around their waist. A good personal trainer will ask the overweight prospect about their sleep habits, any medical conditions diagnosed, and what type of exercise the person who is not producing the desired results has been doing. Although, on the one hand, the very large client may feel that that personal trainer “knows what I am struggling with, ask yourself if this particular instructor knows how to successfully maintain excess weight. A personal trainer should be a mix of BOOK SMART and have had a proven experience over time being where you WANT TO BE as a client.
Being fit doesn't mean credibility, nor does it mean that your personal trainer knows what he's talking about. I once observed that a personal trainer had his obese, middle-aged client standing on a very unstable oscillating board, while at the same time she was pulling the handles of a pulley machine towards her. As personal training progresses, clients are becoming more difficult to obtain and retain, as the number of personal trainers around the world is growing at a rapid pace. Both are personal trainers involved in pioneering work to redefine an industry that has prioritized young, thin and healthy.
Now a personal trainer, Foster says most of his clients also have chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia. If you are very overweight and have decided to hire a personal trainer, here are some warning signs that a particular personal trainer isn't right for you. But it will really help the plus-size client if the personal trainer shows evidence of first-hand experience with weight management. If your personal trainer has excellent genetics or takes performance-enhancing drugs, any previous nutrition or training regimen will work.