Debunking the Most Common Myths About Personal Trainers

Many people think that anyone with washboard abs must be a trainer. But looks aren’t everything, and that applies to everyone—ever personal trainers. They help clients, both individuals and groups, achieve their fitness goals, from losing weight to achieving a personal record in a competition. They can also help clients with nutrition, lifestyle changes, and more.

Nowadays, there is more and more interest in personal trainers. However, whether you want to become one or get one, it’s important to be aware and know the truth behind some common myths about them.

Today, we’re here to debunk the most common myths about personal trainers. Here’s what you need to know:

“They Have All the Answers.”

It’s important to remember that even if personal trainers have access to a lot of knowledge, they can’t know everything. That’s because everyone has their strength, weaknesses, goals, and needs. Just because they’ve done it before, it doesn’t mean they can do it for you. That’s why it’s essential to hire a trainer who’s willing to listen to your goals, your needs, and your weaknesses.

Your trainer should be working with you and for you. They shouldn’t be doing the work for you because you don’t know better than them. They can’t be there with you all the time, but they can give you a plan that you can follow through on.

“They Never Rest.”

If you think that someone who works as a personal trainer has to be in the gym all day, seven days a week, think again. Personal trainers need to be flexible, especially because clients have different schedules.

Some can train you in the morning, some can train you at night, and some on the weekends. At first, your trainer will want to know your schedule and the best time for you. They’ll try to accommodate you.

“There’s Nothing They Can’t Do.”

A personal trainer can’t do it all, but what they do, they do well. That’s because they’ve been trained to help people achieve their fitness goals, whether that’s losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, or something else. You have to be specific with your trainer, so they can know exactly what they need to do to help you.

“Nothing Comes Before Their Clients.”

One of the reasons many people become personal trainers is because they can help others. It’s a great feeling to have helped someone overcome a challenge, lose weight, gain muscle, and more.

That being said, you have to remember that your trainer isn’t entirely selfless. They have their requirements, needs, and goals to achieve. If you’re working with them on a full-time basis, you’ll have to understand that. Ask your potential personal trainer about their schedule and needs, so no surprises.

“They’re Weird About Food.”

It’s not true that all personal trainers love food or eat just like a bodybuilder. While some of the best personal trainers are interested in nutrition, not all are. The truth is that many of them are more interested in protein shakes than the next plate of spaghetti.

“All Personal Trainers can Cure All Troubles.”

Like everybody else, personal trainers have their struggles and problems. However, they’re more likely to be more upbeat because they understand helping others. They’ll help you, too.

The Bottom Line

All in all, there’s nothing wrong with asking questions and seeking help to achieve your goals. You just need to remember that you’re hiring them to help you when hiring a personal trainer. You’re the one who’s going to be doing the work, and they’re there to guide you. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for and what to ask.

The Fit Factor PT is an exclusive, results-driven personal training studio. Anyone who wants to achieve their fitness goals through customized training programs will be blown away by the attention to detail and the precision of the program. Our priority is to help you and assist you on your fitness journey. If you want to work on your personal fitness, we can help you! Book a complimentary consultation with us today and get started!

Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years.  He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer.  I would highly recommend Chad.  He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Joan C

I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.

Brittany chick

I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.

Yvonne C.

When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!

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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