3 Factors to Look for When Hiring a Personal Trainer

For anyone trying to transform their body with an amazing weight loss journey, it goes without saying that only so much can be achieved until they received the right help. From well-built nutrition programs to proper education, workout guides, and detailed scientific studies, budding fitness buffs, athletes, and iron heads now have many ways to sharpen their skills and see greater results.

Amid the different trends that are coming and going in the fitness industry, there’s one type of help that’s shown to ignite longest-lasting transformations: Personal trainers.

What to watch out for when you hire a personal trainer

If you’ve been meaning to change the way you look and feel, and you now understand that a personal trainer is what you need, then you’ve gotten over the first hurdle. Now it’s time to get over the second hurdle, which is finding the best one.

Finding the best trainer for your needs isn’t difficult because of how scarce they are, but because of how abundant dependent professionals are today! In this article, we will share three factors to look out for when hiring a personal trainer:

1. They recognize the need of each individual client and tweak accordingly

When it comes to transforming human bodies, professional personal trainers should understand that each client bears different peculiarities that must be fully understood before all else.

From interviews to full-on inspections, expert trainers use any and every available resource to best understand the individual needs of each client to spark the best and most effective transformation possible. The best way to see a trainer’s ability to adapt programs to a client’s specific needs is to check out any past workout plans while going over how they were built and what sets them apart from other programs!

2. They have the certifications to back up their skills

As opposed to “trainers” and “gurus” that solely rely on Instagram followings and improper science to back up their credibility, reliable and legitimate professionals have the necessary certifications to show their abilities. From NSCA and ACSM recognitions to diplomas in nutrition, kinesiology, additional documents and education will act as testimonials to the overall trustworthiness that professional trainer brings with them!

3. They know how to listen

One of the quickest ways to learn more about whether or not a trainer is the right one for you is to pay attention to the way that they talk.

If a trainer goes on about how “I did this” and “I have that” instead of asking about how you’ve been feeling or what your goals are, then you’re better off elsewhere. While it may not seem like much, the ability to listen is an invaluable skill that any professional trainer should be able to have because the transformation process itself is a give-and-take experience!


With the right personal trainer, you can successfully turn your body into your envisioned figure without running into any mistakes or jeopardizing your progress and health along the way. By searching for a trainer to work with while keeping the essential qualities mentioned above in mind, you’ll be able to start your journey well and make sure that you’re set to experience a worthwhile transformation in no time!

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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!!

Declan Gulley