Are Personal Trainers a Waste of Time? How to Hire a Good Personal Trainer.

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-White Goodman, Dodgeball: The Movie

There are some REALLY bad personal trainers out there. Conversely, there are some AMAZING trainers out there, and they can be the missing link between you and sustainable, consistent progress (or even an elite level of athletic performance).

Back in 2002, I thought I knew everything there was to know about working out (I had been training in a gym for 6 years by then).

Back in 2002, I was also an idiot.

But when I joined a gym that gave me some free personal trainer sessions, my world suddenly got a lot larger. After talking to the trainer and being handed a complete workout and nutrition strategy that was drastically different from what I had been doing for the 6 years prior – and having more success in a month than I had ever had before – I had an epiphany: “I am an ignoramus and a doofus, and I have a lot to learn.”

As I transformed personally and started formulating the ideas that became Nerd Fitness years later, I took a weekend-long personal trainer certification class as required by my local gym, and saw first hand all these soon to be “trainers” that were about to get certified. The range of experience, education, enthusiasm, and professionalism varied DRASTICALLY from person to person.

I came to realize that this particular certification (as with many others) was more of a “start your fitness professional journey” rather than a test of actually qualifying whether you knew your stuff. In short, many certifications are just the tip of the iceberg when determining if your trainer is worth a damn.

A good trainer is worth every penny they charge. (I know my current virtual coach is the best money I spend each month!)

A bad trainer is not only a waste of your time and money, but can set you back months or even years in your training. You’ll get no results, and waste valuable time/money in the process.

Unfortunately, many trainers just don’t give a damn; they’re going through the motions, not providing a program that provides lasting results.

Today, I want to talk about how you can avoid the bad trainers and find the good ones. They’re not cheap, but the amount of money you spend doesn’t always determine their quality.

If you’re going to hire a trainer, here’s how to find a good one.

Make sure you know what you want first

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First and foremost, understand that your diet is 80-90% of the battle. Even if you worked with a trainer for 60-90 minutes every day, that still leaves you with 22-23 hours per day to screw things up if you don’t eat properly! Hopefully your trainer will also help you craft a nutritional strategy in addition to helping you build a workout strategy that aligns with your goals.

Start by picking your goals first and determine if a trainer you’re paired up with is the right fit for you. Like dating, you can meet somebody who’s amazing but not right for you. If somebody is a competitive marathon runner, they might not be a great powerlifting coach, and vice versa.

So, start with your goals:

  • Are you trying to lose 300 pounds? 30 pounds? Get to 10% body fat?
  • Are you trying to get stronger or hold your first handstand?
  • Do you want to become a competitive powerlifter?
  • Are you looking to run your first marathon?
  • Do you just want to feel better about yourself and enjoy exercise?

These goals will largely determine the type of trainer you’re looking for.

Make sure your trainer has expertise in the area you want to train in. Expertise in one area does not necessarily make them a good fit in another!

After that, you’ll want to think about what you NEED:

  • Are you just looking for a powerlifting coach to show you the basics (squat, deadlift, etc.) so your form is right? Just a few sessions up front and a few later down the line to confirm you’re on the right path might suffice.
  • Are you new to working out or looking to kick start your first 2 months of training with 2 sessions per week to keep you disciplined?
  • What type of person are you? Do you need more hands-on guidance throughout your workouts, or more space to take ownership and thrive on your own? Do you need somebody who will cheer you on or do you need tough love from somebody to call you on your bullshit?

Once you set proper expectations with what you want and how long you need a trainer for, then you can pick out one that hopefully will work for you.

How to spot a good trainer

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Once you find a trainer you are considering working with, the next steps should always be an in-depth conversation.

Before they do anything else…

They SHOULD be listening to you completely and hearing your story.

They SHOULD ask about any past issues with injuries or experience with exercise. If you’re injured or have any deficiencies, they should know this so they can create a great program for you.

They SHOULD ask you about your nutrition. If they don’t ask about your nutrition, you’re going to be wasting your time.

They SHOULD practice what they preach. They don’t have to be an Olympian, but should have a healthy lifestyle.

They SHOULD tell you about their expertise and how they can help you. They should be able to share past successes of clients with you or point to their credentials and history of success.

They SHOULD set proper expectations. You won’t get ripped in a month, but they can let you know it could take many months to get in shape or build the right kind of habits.

That’s what to look for. Here’s what to watch out for!

Red flags to watch out for


Beware the “entertainment exercise” trainers with a routine that isn’t catered to your goals. These are the trainers that just try to confuse you with needlessly complex movements and put all their clients through roughly the same cookie-cutter plan because they know it makes them look knowledgeable without actually knowing anything.

“Now balance on this bosu ball while doing these dumbbell squat lunge curls and standing on one foot with your tongue out! Muscle confusion!”

Tough workouts are great, but remember that while it’s easy to get someone tired, it’s hard to help someone improve over time. Sure, it might elevate your heart rate and tire you out, but if it’s not building towards your goals in a way that you couldn’t do at home, what are you paying for?

They might also have just obtained a basic certification and stopped their education there, relying on ‘conventional wisdom’ rather than doing the research and building the experience. If they say any of the following phrases, run for the high hills:

“Yeah you don’t want to squat too low – it’s bad for your knees.”

“Use this machine; it’s safer for you than the free weights.” (unless it’s due to a pre-existing injury you might have)

“Yes, you should be using mostly your back. That’s why it’s called the back squat”

“Now, you’re going to want to cut the fat out of your diet…”

“These (ab) exercise will burn fat from your stomach in no time” (P.S. You can’t spot reduce fat.)

I have overheard all of these sound bites from real trainers in real gyms, and it made me weep like the Native American in the 1970s pollution ad.

Your trainer should be results-focused – not focused on scheduling you a new session and keeping you around. I often see clients working with trainers for months and months and that client never looks any different; the trainer is just interested in cashing another check.

Remember, they work for YOU: Don’t let them build a program that doesn’t actually fit your needs. Do you have injuries they’re working around? Do they pick a plan out of a hat and put you through it without focusing on your goals?

Are they actually following along with you? Are they checking your form on movements? Are they encouraging or helping you succeed in the way you want to be encouraged? Or are they scrolling through Instagram models on their phones while you’re doing your sets?

Are they putting in time so they can see you get results? Or are they putting in time so they can check the box and collect your money?

You’re paying money for this person’s expertise and attention – it’s not too much to ask to find somebody who takes those things seriously.

What are good certifications to look for? How much should a trainer cost?

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There are a wide variety of personal trainer certifications and other “credibility indicators.”

The more traditional path – a degree in exercise science or kinesiology may mean the trainer in question is knowledgeable about the human body, but doesn’t speak to any experience they may or may not have coaching in real world circumstances.

Five of the most popular certifications are NSCA, ACSM, NASM, ACE, and Crossfit. T-Nation provides a rundown of the pros and cons from a trainer perspective that we feel is useful insight from a client’s perspective. Be sure to check them out if you want to learn more about what’s behind your trainer’s certification.

CrossFit certifications are completed in a single weekend. While a CrossFit certification does not make a trainer bad (there are plenty of excellent CrossFit coaches out there), it does not guarantee excellence. Here are our thoughts on CrossFit, by the way.

A certification from NPTI – the National Personal Training Institute – is a credential gained from going to a full school on personal training (rather than attending a class or taking a test). While no certification can fully promise excellence, in our experience trainers with NPTI certifications are worth your consideration.

After all that, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I know plenty of trainers who have NO certification that are incredible, and I know other trainers who have the most elite certifications who aren’t that good. A certification can be a starting point, but don’t let it be the determining factor.

In fact, one of the most important things to look for in your trainer isn’t a credential or certification at all, but real experience and an enthusiasm for helping you reach your goals.

Are you looking to powerlift or get into Olympic lifting? Look for someone who has successfully competed in their fields, or someone who actually coaches athletes who do compete! In our view, finding a trainer with proven experience and a track record of performing or coaching (or both) in the area of your goals is the most valuable step you can take to ensure quality. The credential is only a starting point.

Trainers aren’t cheap, but the benefits can be priceless. Remember, you aren’t paying simply for their time with you, but for the years and years they’ve spent learning, training, and coaching. It’s the years behind the certification that makes their time so valuable, so expect the cost of a trainer to be significantly more than the cost of a basic membership at your gym.

Find the right coach, and it’s worth every. freaking. penny.

Next steps

Dave During Workout

Here’s my advice: give a trainer 5-10 sessions before making a decision that things aren’t working out (sessions are often sold at a discount in a package). The first session is often exploratory, explanatory, and introductory, and the trainer needs to test your limits and movements to build upon that. This isn’t a “get fit quick” strategy, but rather one that could take months and months for you to find the right person to aid you on your journey. Don’t expect miracles in a day!

A few words of warning:

DO NOT USE YOUR TRAINER AS AN EXCUSE: Too many people will hire up a trainer and give no effort in the gym or the kitchen. Then, when they fail to see results they can turn to their friends and say “man, my trainer is terrible, THAT’S why I’m not losing weight/getting stronger/etc.” This happens so much more often than you’d think. A trainer is a guide, like Morpheus. You have to take the pill and walk through the door yourself.

MAKE CRITICISM CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM! Often when the trainer asks them to do something (walk every day, throw away junk food, eat a vegetable), the client/trainee comes back with 1,001 reasons they can’t do that. No compromise, no discussion of possible solutions. Instead of saying “no,” offer an alternative solution and negotiate a plan: “I don’t really like broccoli, do you have a good recipe?”

IF YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH YOUR TRAINER: Let them know and continue working with them. The more information you can give them on your progress, the easier it will be for them to alter your program as you go on.

IF YOU DON’T ENJOY WORKING WITH YOUR TRAINER: That’s okay too. Not all relationships end in marriages. Some first dates suck, and some trainers aren’t what you need. I think you can be honest with them and let them know that it’s not a good fit and you will not be continuing to work with them. Good trainers at this point will ask what they could have done better. Trainers who are simply after your money may guilt trip you or beg you to stick around. Try somebody new and keep the search going.

Remember: this is a lifelong quest, and you’re on the hunt for a great guide to help you on your journey. They won’t do the work for you, and they can’t work miracles. Have proper expectations, do what you’re told, and this could be the best investment you’ll make in your entire life!

Trainers in the Rebellion, what did I miss?

Those who have had experience working with Trainers, any wisdom to share from your experience?



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  • jonward85

    Awesome article Steve. Thanks for the heads up with some of this. I’d been thinking about getting a trainer as they help pay for part of it through work. As a sidebar question: When will the NF Gear store be back? I’ve been wanting to get some stuff but alas…Thanks for the feedback and as always i love the articles here.

  • drone88008

    Had a crossfit class, then “boot camp ” (they discontinued CF because they didn’t want to pay for the privilege) but they either catered to the “elite” athletes (CF) or was a 5am class that had little interaction with the instructor (one of him, 20-30 of us; only real advice I got from him was “get some zero-drop shoes, you’ll roll an ankle wearing running shoes). Also got hurt a couple times in CF but thankfully nothing major.

    BTW, Native American mentioned in the article was Iron Eyes Cody.

  • Jade JD Attenborough

    Love this article. I’ve had three personal trainers in my time, one who was alright but didn’t enthuse me, one who was ebthusiastic but didnt really get “me” (she tried to get me into jogging and its just not gna happen) and my current, who i bumped into while chatting with the receptionist at the gym about resistance bands. He joined the convo, asked why i wanted bands, enquired about my work out, what i was struggling with (aims, injuries ect). There and then he took me ibto the gym and taught me how to modify my regime for my ability and to get a better workout from it. Didnt even mention he was a trainer. Found his buisness card on a desk a few weeks later and texting him was the best decision of my fitness regime. He tried me on a few things and could tell the weights were really my thing and scrapped all the other stuff. He made me feel great about working out, where before i felt my body worked against me by not being fast enough, or coordinated enough, he praised my form and determination and i now feel like a strong capable woman every time i walk into the gym 🙂

  • AnneDucale

    I didn’t realize virtual training was a thing. Has anyone experience this? Any recommend sites?

  • Jozette

    I 100% agree – the money I spend on my trainer is well worthwhile. Another advantage I find that just having a trainer provides me with a source of accountability. I will always workout 3x/week because I have to report on my workouts to my trainer. One piece of advice I would have – if you enjoy understanding the “why” in what you’re doing (say form, rep/set scheme, etc.) make sure you find a trainer who is willing to do that.

  • kdizz

    Wait, but what about the question of “how much should this cost”? The question was asked but not answered.

  • Jen G

    I want to know about this, too!

  • Clare

    Definitely agree with all this stuff. I’ve had a trainer 4 times, each one was different and thankfully none of them sucked.
    One was a gym freebie to check my lifting form when I first started doing StrongLifts 5×5 – I paid for two more follow up sessions and that was all I needed.

    Then a friend of mine trained me for free while we were deployed overseas – he was our Combat Fitness Leader and heavily into CrossFit, so he got me eating paleo, lifting even heavier (I DL’d 2x bw towards the end of the tour), and doing mental stuff like tractor tyre drags, burpee pyramids and too many double unders. Don’t try this unsupervised, kids! It was fun, but only possible because we were trapped on a base with nothing better to do than work out (the free food helped, I ate sooooo much during that time)
    Then I joined a hardcore lifting gym and the trainer there was great – I could only afford him for 5 sessions but the gym membership itself included having a trainer available to help and tweak things if needed, and the gym was not crowded when I went. A specialty gym with that kind of set up can be a great compromise if you know mostly what you’re doing and just need a form check and some motivation on the reg.

    The last trainer I had was for Pilates, which was awesome because she made it both easy to understand, and so hard to do! It can be too easy to do Pilates moves wrong and get no benefit or even hurt yourself, and positioning is only half the story – having someone there poking your core to make sure it’s switched on is gold.
    After working with her I was confident enough to start doing Xtend Barre which is one of the hardest workouts I’ve ever done (speaking as someone who one dragged a tractor tyre 2km)

  • Hinermad

    Yes, it’s a thing. I don’t have one but Steve has talked about having a virtual coach in other places besides this article.

  • Chicago Teacher

    Check out how the trainers at the gym work out themselves. I’ll bet they only use free weights and cables. If that’s the case, then they shouldn’t be showing you the machines. Why would they recommend you do something they wouldn’t do themselves?

  • Marina Aagaard

    Brilliant post. As always, as in ‘since early nerd travelling posts days’.
    As a personal trainer educater, trainer and gym goer I can relate to it all.
    Would you allow me to re-post this as a ‘guest post’ under your name as a guest post on my Danish Blog: ?

  • HollieG

    And he was Italian. 😉

  • UltanBoyd

    Had some time out to recover for an operation during which my posture got real bad from sitting all day. Asked the gym if the had anyone who knew about posture and additionally to look at the big 4 lifts again as to make sure form was good.

    Fella turned up, said he’d been reading up the night before about posture. At least he read up i guess. Then kept insisting everything in sets of 10 and having crazy ideas like “today we’ll get you doing 100 squats in 10 sets of 10′ I asked him one day why the 10s as I wanted to build Strength and understood the first few sessions 10 programmed in correct movements but why now? He said “it’s easier for me to do the maths to tell you what your peak lift is” He also once commented when I said I wanted to do squats and bench that session “huh, you really like those compound lifts dontcha”

    I liked the guy but we just really wasn’t on the same wave.

  • Craig Rechkemmer

    Great Article. Can you create a list of Nerd Fitness personal trainers by City/State and put it on the resources page? Also, are there any plans to create a NF personal trainer certication program? It might be a good step to help grow the business side of NF.

  • Coleen

    You forgot about AFAA. They are known more for their group exercise certifications, but do personal training certifications as well.

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  • Hawkguy

    I’m fairly certain his trainer is Anthony Mychal who has some great stuff on his website.

  • Goran Dimic

    Swell article, thank you very much for it. Also close to a topic of finding a right dojo – dojang – kwoon -martial arts school, and a good teacher. While on the subject: could you (or someone from the nerd temple of monks) make an article on that topic? What is the difference between Kobra Kai and Miyagi do? Just sayin’…

  • Christina

    Thanks Steve, good article and topic. I’d really like to see something more about HOW to find a trainer (versus identifying whether a particular trainer is good/bad/the right fit). I’ve done sort of general google searches with keywords like “personal trainer” and “my location/city”, but I felt kind of lost sorting through the results. Are there good directories, or is google the best route? What info should a good trainer have listed?

    Also, can anyone comment on a reasonable price range? (“Not cheap” is open to a lot of interpretation). Perhaps our Master of the Fitness Universe (MoFU?) has some thoughts? Obviously the range will vary from place to place ala cost of living, but what’s fair? My only frame of reference is paying for private dancing lessons (competitive ballroom), and that can range from $75-$150 per hour depending on the coach. This is similar because it looks at progression towards a goal and uses someone’s training and expertise towards that end, but I don’t really know if its the same ballpark or not.

  • Michael_Foster3

    I think creating a certification would be easy…but to create a certification that can get accredited is extremely difficult. I don’t work for NF, but have read a lot about the ANSI accreditation process. I’m not sure if it’s anything the staff is interested in, or if it even fits their mission though.

  • Jim Bathurst

    The price of Personal Training is going to vary widely based on quality and location. For quality instruction in a metropolitan area, you might be looking at $80-100 per 1 hour session. If moving from a small town to a big city, keep that in mind to avoid some stick shock!

  • Jim Bathurst

    Good idea! Several of us practice various Martial Arts. Will pitch it to the group.

    Also the difference is that Kobra Kai never die, and Johnny was the real hero of the Karate Kid.

  • Jim Bathurst

    Christina, take a look at local area gyms and ask for intro sessions. You’ll want a trainer that’s convenient for you (just like any gym). You can also check Yelp, or ask around to your friends – as word of mouth is a huge driver of business for trainers.

    For price range, again it depends on quality and location. Metropolitan areas you might be looking at $80-100 per one hour session or more. So yeah, it’s on par with competitive ballroom lessons.

    If you’re the same Christina emailing me, I’ll get back to you on the trainer link you sent me!

  • Krista

    I have an online trainer, and I really like it. That being said, I don’t think it’s for everyone… I think it works well when 1) You are very experienced working out and training (specifically doing movements with correct form). While my online trainer will critique form videos if I send them to her, nothing can really take the place of being in person. 2) You are very self-motivated and just want some extra confidence from someone you trust. In other words, this person will not hold your hand in the gym, but he/she will provide guidance in programming, perhaps some nutrition advice, and will be someone to turn to if you’re not seeing the improvement you want. 3) You know and like the values of the online trainer. Just as every in-person trainer has his/her own style, so will every online trainer, and they’re probably going to be less likely to adapt to your needs (because they’re likely dealing with more clients and will have a harder time getting to know you through online means). // If you’re good with 1, 2, & 3, then I would say try out an online trainer! I find that it’s a great way to save money, and it meets all of my needs. My online trainer even gives me access to an online community of women who have similar philosophies and fitness goals–which is super cool because it’s so hard to find in person! However, if you’re not quite ready to try online training yet, I would recommend investing in a really good personal trainer for just a few sessions. You can get the basics down and then ask around for recommendations of online trainers based on what you know you’re looking for 🙂

  • Great blog very helpful. Before hiring a personal trainer you should be 100% confident that he can effectively manage all aspects of your program. If you mention a chronic problem a great trainer should show that he/she’s experienced, knowledgeable, and able to work with it or around it (whatever is most appropriate). Thanks..

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  • JazzMbazz

    This is very helpful. I recently started personal training with a trainer at my local YMCA, and I love it. I have been doing fitness classes (Zumba and Spinning) at the Y for about 8 months. While I saw some initial results, I was getting a little bored with it and wasn’t seeing any results past the first 15 pounds. I am not athletically inclined at all, so going to the weight room/main portion of the gym and just winging it freaked me out.

    Now, with the trainer, I am getting the weight training I desperately needed and I am more motivated in both my Spin and Zumba classes. The hard work I put in on the weights has really motivated me to finally monitor my calories a little better. Also, I am slowly getting over my fear of the “main gym/weightroom”

    I am in a small college town and the trainer just started a family, so I think he’s trying to make some extra $$ and get repeat clients. He had a special for just $15 a class for at least $5 classes.I jumped on it and I’m so glad I did.

    Even though it’s so cheap, the trainer is pretty high quality and really focuses on form and minimizing injury. He’s also motivating, but not a drill sergeant. It’s also variety. I do some of the same exercises each time, but almost every time it’s a variation. Leg presses on different machines, various squats, lunges with free weights AND on a machine, etc. By the time my PT budget runs out, I should be ready to handle the gym on my own.

    My body is also changing. In just 5 weeks, I am markedly more streamlined and toned — and I just started cutting and watching calories last week! Worth it!

  • Louben Repke, RN, BSN, CPT

    This is a great article I’ve been a personal trainer for over 7 years and only about 2 clients out of hundreds that I’ve had – has ever asked me if I was certified. Naturally, we just believe and assume people are who and what they say they are. So definitely check credentials and make sure your trainer is at least NCAA accredited.

    A great trainer will not make you use a bunch of machines, if so then they are not a real trainer. A great trainer will give you a whole wide range of workouts, bosu ball, medicine ball, cable, slam balls, TRX etc. Also, if your goal is weight loss – they better help you with your eating. I make my clients use the app, MyFitnessPal. All my weight loss clients MUST track and I give them feedback on their eating every night (actually outsource this to a nutritionist now that I have so many clients).

    My clients get phenomenal results ever since I started using my fitness pal. I also assess my clients regularly for free. Some gyms I see charge for assessments which is ridiculous. Every 6 or so weeks, we measure, take body, fat etc (what gets measured gets improved).

    I give my clients homework! I create customize workouts for my clients to do at home, on vacation or at the gym. I even go to the length of recording them home workouts, edit them and upload them on youtube or GoogleDrive for them. You should want your clients to be successful, I tell them this, “you’re more marketable to me when you’re getting results.” So I do my best to get my clients results.

    I educate myself, I have several Certifications, degrees, and attend workshops regularly, I know the more that I know – the more I can help them. I’m a full time trainer. It’s what I dedicate my life to – it’s my passion. Don’t get a trainer who’s a bartender, carpenter, and every other trade.

    About me: I am a personal trainer and the owner of Repke Fitness Personal Training located in Severna Park – down the street from Millersville. I’m also a licensed registered nurse, I have both my RN and my Bachelor’s in Nursing. I specialize in training clients with medical conditions and injuries because I also have a background working in a physical therapy setting.

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  • It’s been nice to read your article here. It is so informative to me. For a fitness issue, a fitness trainer is an ultimate choice for anybody. I already received some special training sessions from truGym as they are the leading fitness solutions provider. The training I received from them helped me to regain my fitness level.

  • Nice article Steve. A personal trainer help you guide about your diet, your exercise and your daily routine. I have a personal trainer who maintains all such activities. Thank you.

  • jnw2010

    Actually, a good trainer won’t give you a nutritional plan. It’s out of our scope. We can give generalized nutrition information but for a diet plan they should be referring you to a Registered Dietician. It should be a red flag if they try and give you a nutrition plan. And anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. And do.

  • Alpha Health

    I agree 100% with your article and i strongly believe those looking for a personal trainer must do a bit of research and their due diligence to find a great trainer. Whether its asking for a referral or even finding trainers with well written reviews.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Two thumbs up from,

  • John Williams

    Nice blog. This is a very good blog on personal female trainer. I would like to thank you for all the information you give. Its really important to choose the best trainer in the gym to make your workout perfect. So thenks for the information you give.

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  • Patrick Szalapski

    Steve, you didn’t actually tell me how to find a trainer. Google it and pick the first nearby one that seems good? Craigslist? Get a referral–from whom? What do I actually do to find a trainer?

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    Absolutely! A personal trainer has absolutely no business giving you a nutritional plan. Everyone has different nutritional needs. Many people have food allergies to wheat, corn, oats, lactose, certain fruits and vegetables, etc. and I guarantee you any food plan you will get from a P.T. will include most of those things. You usually know what works best for you as far as nutrition is concerned. If not, make an appointment with a dietician or join Weight Watchers, which is an amazing program if you are committed to changing your eating habits.

  • maxtheknife

    A personal trainer has absolutely no business giving you a nutritional plan. Everyone has different nutritional needs. Many people have food allergies to wheat, corn, oats, lactose, certain fruits and vegetables, etc. and I guarantee you any food plan you will get from a P.T. will include most of those things. You usually know what works best for you as far as nutrition is concerned. If not, make an appointment with a dietician or join Weight Watchers, which is an amazing program if you are committed to changing your eating habits.