Important Factors When Hiring a Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer can be a stressful thing!  Consider these top 10 important factors when hiring and researching for a personal trainer……..

1-Make sure they are certified and and keep renewing their certification every 2 years.  I am ISSA (International Sports and Sciences) certified.

2-Make sure they have a website!  Chances are, if they have not put the time into starting their own website they are not serious about their personal training business.  Just because they can lift weights, does not mean they have any idea on how to run a business.

3-Be sure and look for their resume on their website.  This will give you more information about their qualifications and specialties.

4-You get what you pay for!  If they brag about the fact that they are the cheapest trainer in town, chances are you are going to waste your money.

5-Take the time to read the testimonials on their website.  If they don’t have testimonials, chances are they are full of Mullarkey:)

6-Be observant at your gym and look for the trainer who corrects form.  I see it day in and day out, trainers standing around letting their clients use incorrect form.  This job is not rocket science and if they can’t handle the basics, chances are you are going to injure yourself and not get the results you are working towards.

7-If they are on their phone texting while training a client…….RUN:). Again, you get what you pay for!

8-If you are planning on competing in a bikini, figure or physique competition then you should hire a trainer who has competed themselves.  I wouldn’t hire anyone who has not earned their Pro Card!  Look for a trainer who has walked the walk and who puts winners onstage.

9-Hire a trainer who has a brand.  I never show up to work without my logo on.    I have worked hard at creating “No Mullarkey” Personal Training and do my best to show my clients that I have not only created a brand, but also a community that they will want to be a part of.

10-Don’t ever take a “supplement” that your trainer pulls out of their back pocket.  If they are telling you a little pill is going to help you gain muscle and lose fat, they are full of Mullarkey.  Steroid and clenbuterol use is so common in the gym and there are a lot of trainers pushing it to make their jobs easier.   This especially goes on in the bodybuilding world.  Anyone can take a drug and build muscle.  It’s the trainers who choose to not push drugs on their clients that you should hire.  If you want results, you have to do the work!

I have been training clients for over 10 years and this is a very competitive world.  Make sure you are taking the time to do your research before you have someone train and make nutrition plans for you.  If a trainer has to sell themselves to you, chances are they just need clients.  If you would like to set up a FREE consultation with a trainer who has walked the walk and gets results, contact me today!

Karen Mullarkey

“No Mullarkey” Personal Training


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