5 Mistakes People Often Make When Finding a Personal Trainer

Finding a personal trainer can be a difficult task, especially if you’re new to the fitness world. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. It’s important to choose a qualified professional who can provide a safe and effective fitness program tailored to your individual needs.


When presented with a ton of options, it’s important that you be careful about who you choose to work with. If you want to save yourself some time and energy, make sure to watch out for these mistakes people often make.


Mistake #1: Going Along Blindly with Whatever They Say


No matter how qualified or experienced a personal trainer is, it’s important to remember that you are ultimately in charge of your own fitness journey. Make sure to ask plenty of questions, and don’t be afraid to speak up if something doesn’t feel right.


They should be able to explain how they can use their knowledge and experience to assist you in achieving your goals. They should be able to demonstrate their track record of successful results for clients and discuss how those results can be replicated for you. It is possible for them to set expectations, but working with a trainer should be collaborative. After all, you know yourself the best.


Mistake #2: Not Understanding Why You’re Prescribed a Certain Workout


It’s important to understand the why behind the exercises and workouts that your personal trainer prescribes. Ask your trainer to explain why they are recommending certain exercises and why they are structured the way they are. This will help you understand the purpose of the workout and how it is helping to achieve your goals.


Your trainer should be able to explain the science and physiology behind the exercises, so you can better comprehend why they are beneficial for your fitness journey.


Mistake #3: Not Asking About Your Trainer’s Credentials


Before you start any type of workout program, it’s important to ask your trainer about their credentials. Make sure they are certified, experienced, and well-versed in the type of training they are providing.


Mistake #4: Glossing Over Your Trainer’s Experience


In addition to asking about credentials, it’s also important to ask about your trainer’s experience. Find out how long they’ve been working as a personal trainer, what types of clients they’ve worked with, and what results they’ve been able to achieve.


It’s also a good idea to ask for references or testimonials from former clients. This will give you an idea of how successful they’ve been in helping people reach their goals.


Mistake #5: Believing That “More Expensive” Means Better Results


When selecting a personal trainer, it’s important to remember that price doesn’t always equal quality. While more expensive trainers may have more experience or higher credentials, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be able to deliver better results.


Instead, focus on finding a trainer who is experienced in the type of training you’re looking for, has a good reputation, and is within your budget.




Choosing the right personal trainer can be a daunting task. By avoiding these five mistakes, you’ll be more likely to find the right trainer to help you reach your fitness goals. Do your research, ask questions, and remember that price doesn’t always equal quality. With the right trainer, you can make strides toward achieving your goals.


At Fit Factor PT, you can never go wrong with choosing a trainer. We are a local fitness studio with thoroughly planned workout plans that will perfectly encapsulate your fitness goals. Get in touch with us today to learn how.

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Giuseppe Leonelli

I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!

Jonas Escobedo

Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!

William Gotschewski

I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

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