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35 Personal Trainer Questions and Answers by on October 5th, 2021

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Having a current CPR card is part of the requirement to work here. What would you do if you showed up to work, and realized your CPR card had expired a month ago?

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Personal Trainer Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Having a current CPR card is part of the requirement to work here. What would you do if you showed up to work, and realized your CPR card had expired a month ago?

  2. 2.

    What sales experience or training do you have? Would you be willing to get additional sales training?

  3. 3.

    Without naming the person, please tell me about a client you have had the most transformation with.

  4. 4.

    What is the best way to test cardiovascular endurance?

  5. 5.

    How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

  6. 6.

    Tell me about your certifications.

  7. 7.

    Are you CPR certified?

  8. 8.

    How would you define excellent customer service?

  9. 9.

    Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?

  10. 10.

    What is your personal experience with fitness and working out?

  11. 11.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  12. 12.

    What do you like least about your job as a Personal Trainer?

  13. 13.

    What do you know about our gym?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about your customer service experience.

  15. 15.

    If you could pick a different career other than personal training, which would you pick?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your previous experience as a Personal Trainer.

  17. 17.

    How would your former employer describe you?

  18. 18.

    How do you grow your client base?

  19. 19.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  20. 20.

    What are your career goals?

  21. 21.

    Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

  22. 22.

    How would you set up a training program for a client strictly looking for weight loss and toning?

  23. 23.

    How would you handle a situation with an unhappy coworker?

  24. 24.

    Have you ever helped train a friend or family member? How did that work out?

  25. 25.

    Tell me about your experience with nutrition.

  26. 26.

    How do you handle a disagreement with a coworker?

  27. 27.

    How did you hear about this position?

  28. 28.

    Why do you want to work for us?

  29. 29.

    Why are you leaving your current job?

  30. 30.

    How would you describe your previous employer?

  31. 31.

    What motivates you?

  32. 32.

    How do you like to be managed?

  33. 33.

    What would you do if you saw a member of the gym using a machine incorrectly?

  34. 34.

    Are you available to work weekends?

  35. 35.

    Do you have any questions for me?