Ways You Can Tell It’s Time to Change Your Trainer

A personal trainer can be invaluable when wanting to develop healthy habits. Not only can they be a mentor to provide guidance and motivation, but they can also alter workouts to fit individual goals. However, not all trainers are created equal, and what may start off as a promising journey may devolve into an unmanageable trek if you choose the wrong one.


If you’re thinking of changing up your choice of a personal trainer, here are some ways to tell it’s time:


  1. They’re Trying to Sell You Supplements


It’s one thing to recommend supplements to improve endurance or help with muscle recovery. But if a trainer focuses more on the supplements than on the workout itself, chances are you’re being scammed. Supplements are just that, supplements. The main goal should be proper training.


  1. They’re Always on Their Phone


If your trainer is constantly talking on the phone during a session, they’re clearly there for the money and not you. A personal trainer’s job is to motivate and engage the client, not be on the phone. You’re paying for their time. If they’re not there to help you, they’re not a good trainer.


  1. They Don’t Track Your Progress


A good trainer should be interested in more than just how much weight you can lift. Not only will they want to boost your fitness level, but they should also want to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. They should be tracking your progress and setting goals. If you’re doing a lot of this yourself, you might as well save your money and train solo.


  1. They’re Always Late


Even the best trainer in the world isn’t going to be able to provide the best training services if they are constantly late. Time is precious, and you should respect it. If your trainer barely shows up on time for a session, it’s time to look for a replacement.


  1. They Don’t Properly Educate You


If your trainer isn’t educated enough to provide you with the information you need to reach your goals, you should definitely be looking for someone else. A good trainer is always providing great training, but they’re also guiding you along the way. They should be addressing your lifestyle, eating habits, and behaviors that can help you reach your goals.


  1. They Don’t Help You Create Sustainable Goals


A good trainer will help you set realistic goals and provide you with the tools to achieve them. They should also help you identify what kind of lifestyle changes you need to make to reach these goals. They should also be able to teach you about the food you need to eat to fuel your body and increase your energy and a regimen to put that energy to good use.




If you’re looking for a new personal trainer, make sure you evaluate their qualifications and experience before relying on their services. If they can’t prove that they’re qualified, don’t be afraid to be picky. You may have to search around a bit, but that’s better than having a trainer who can’t help you reach your goals or, even worse, scam you out of your money. However, you should also remember that it’s a two-way street. A good trainer can do little about bad trainees, so don’t forget to do your part!

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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