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1. Tell me about your certifications.
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A personal trainer is a person who helps people exercise. The scope of practice for a personal trainer is to enhance the components of fitness for the general, healthy population. The five classic components of fitness are muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, although there are other subsets like power, skill, and speed. The general population is defined as an age range of 18 to about 50 (45 and younger for males, 55 and younger for females). The definition of healthy in this con...
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Personal Trainer Interview Questions
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
 
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I will always strive to better myself. To be given this opportunity I hope I will be seen as an asset who is motivated, positive and can work well on his own aswell as a group. I intend to grow and prosper in everything I do and that includes this company. This business comes across as a a great career move for me. It has everything to offer that other gym companies dont, it works with clients more intimately and is seen to have first rate psoitive results and that is the kind of team I want to join and help grow.
 
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Ive lived a life. I have loads of life experience and have been doing physical activity to a high level for over 30 years.
 
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What are your career goals?
 
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My two main goals as a personal trainer are to give 100% of my knowledge and dedication to my clients to help them grow and meet their goals, while being there for them as a friend and someone they can count on. Second, to strive to learn every day whether its from experiences or reading and education. From this foundation, everything will fall into place and I will continue to grow and find great opportunities in the future.
 
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My main motivation is to bring changed to people's lives, to improve their bodies, minds and lifestyle in general. As a personal trainer, I am more interested in the individual trainings rather then group ones. I am interested in developing individal programs and have individual approach to every client, developing unique training programs in order to reach the bet results, given specific conditions of every client. I want to become a well known personal trainer. - group exercise - personal training - programming/fitness management - club ownership.
 
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Tell me about your previous experience as a personal trainer.
 
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No I do not. But I have worked out and played sports.
 
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Just helping friends and family before I was certified.
 
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How would you define great customer service?
 
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To be positive and approachable. Understanding and encouraging. demonstrate the difference between won't, can't and try.
 
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Listening to a clients needs and working with them to achieve their goals.
 
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How do you grow your client base?
 
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I used very techniques, on of them is program, I stay dedicated to my clients and I suport them, I will increase my clientel in my own way, which is : tell them to work hard and stay dedicate, to believe in yorself, and never give up on your dremas etc.
 
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Have an you tube page and do short videos on instagram and get clients to allow me to do before and after photos.
 
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What do you know about our gym?
 
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Its a high intensity interval training center. The 30 minute boot camps are perfect for busy life styles. You also provide nutrition consultation.
 
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You are the leading personal trainer management company. You have 700 trainers across 400 gyms at 54 locations.
 
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How would your former employer describe you?
 
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Friendly, encouraging, approachable, passionate.
 
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Hard worker with a great work ethic, friendly with great customer service.
 
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Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?
 
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Push ups, cardio, weight training.
 
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Strength, endurance, functional - they give balance.
 
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How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
 
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I am researching videos and online also I ask the people what they like prefer to do when they are at the gym or I ask my pt friends.
 
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By reading magazines, books and talking to other personal trainers and taking classes.
 
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Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
 
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I have decided because I wanted to change my life and get involved in a fitness industry when I am going to the gym there is the only place where I find peace in mymind, Ireally like work out and be with people at the same time.
 
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I love to help people become healthy and active.
 
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Are you CPR certified?
 
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I completed my BLS course, including CPR and AED, this July.
 
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I have first aid training.
 
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What is the best way to test cardiovascular endurance?
 
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There few test for example sit up test or bench step heart rate test.
 
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In a lab style setting with equipment to record your vo2 max. without equipment for regular people, something like the cooper run or the rockport walk measuring either heart rate or distance.
 
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How would you handle a situation with an unhappy coworker?
 
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Listen to their views and refer to a person who is in charge of customer service. Be compassionate and understanding and let them know that their feedback is appreciated and taken on board.
 
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I would try to talk to the co-worker and find out what the reasoning for it is. If it's something that I'm doing wrong I would try to fix it.
 
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Have you ever helped train a friend? How did that work out?
 
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Yes I usually give advice for my colleges these really useful I also try encourage them.
 
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Yes I have helped several.. It went great they all have appreciated it and have continued to live a healthy life syle.
 
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How would you set up a training program for a client strictly looking for weight-loss and toning?
 
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I would have them do a circuit training program.
 
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Start with squats 3-4 sets of 6-10 reps deadlifts push ups rows all for same set and reps.
 
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What is your personal experience with fitness and working out?
 
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I enjoy working out, and wake up every morning at 5:00 to work out. It has become something of a ritual yet a way where I find peace, and have fun at the same time.
 
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I love to work out be healthy its a life style.
 
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Tell me about your customer service experience.
 
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I worked with people with developmental disabilities, worked as a waiter during rush hours, and taught as a tutor.
 
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I have been in customer service industry for the past 24 years.
 
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If you could pick a different career other than personal training, which would you pick?
 
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I would not pick any other maybe I would go to the army.
 
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Group fitness instructor.
 
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Tell me about your experience with nutrition.
 
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I took a nutrition course in college.
 
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It was covered in my CPT course I also read many books on nutrition.
 
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What sales experience or training do you have? Would you be willing to get additional sales training?
 
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Yes I would be happy about that. I have not got experience like that.
 
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My role at gap was very sales based and oriented. I enjoy a sales goal. Willing and happy for more training.
 
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