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Top 20 Personal Trainer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 21
Tell me about your certifications.
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Question 2 of 21
What do you know about our gym?
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"Careers"
Do some research! Read employee reviews online and ask employees what they like about working there. Check out the company website. Do your share of investigating so that you can give a knowledgeable answer that shows you are invested. Visit the company website to learn key information such as current seasonal promotions and ongoing events. Watch the videos on their website, and take note of the information on their "Careers" page if one is available. Get to know their mission statement, vision statement, and core values so that you can show off your knowledge and ask intelligent questions.
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Question 3 of 21
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Think about all of the other personal trainers who may be applying for the job. What do you have in common? You're all certified, have some experience and a passion for fitness. What else do you have to offer that will add value to the team? How will you go above and beyond the call of duty? Share qualities that will help you to be a better trainer. Your communication skills and knowledge about the human body are essential. If you have any techniques or accomplishments that will stand out to the interviewer, share them!
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Question 4 of 21
Tell me about your previous experience as a personal trainer.
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"I helped a client lose weight by helping them create meal plans and by finding a form of exercise that suited their needs. They didn't like to run, so we focused on weight bearing exercises and stretching."
Rather than recite everything on your resume, explain some of the highlights of your experience. Share what you have learned works for clients and give examples. "I helped a client lose weight by helping them create meal plans and by finding a form of exercise that suited their needs. They didn't like to run, so we focused on weight bearing exercises and stretching." Your success stories will speak volumes to the interviewer and help them to feel confident in your skills.
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Question 5 of 21
How would you define great customer service?
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"Identifying the customer's needs is the first step to great customer service. Once I understand their needs and wants, I can assist them much better. Next, give the customer what they need with a good attitude. Always work to exceed expectations when you can!"
"Identifying the customer's needs is the first step to great customer service. Once I understand their needs and wants, I can assist them much better. Next, give the customer what they need with a good attitude. Always work to exceed expectations when you can!" Give a definition that shows you understand customer service and what it means to go above and beyond. You can also give a specific example of a time you gave excellent customer service!
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Question 6 of 21
How do you grow your client base?
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Question 7 of 21
What are your career goals?
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Question 8 of 21
How would your former employer describe you?
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Question 9 of 21
Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?
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Question 10 of 21
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
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Question 11 of 21
Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
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Question 12 of 21
Are you CPR certified?
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Question 13 of 21
How would you set up a training program for a client strictly looking for weight-loss and toning?
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Question 14 of 21
How would you handle a situation with an unhappy coworker?
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Question 15 of 21
What is the best way to test cardiovascular endurance?
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Question 16 of 21
Have you ever helped train a friend? How did that work out?
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Question 17 of 21
What is your personal experience with fitness and working out?
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Question 18 of 21
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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Question 19 of 21
If you could pick a different career other than personal training, which would you pick?
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Question 20 of 21
Tell me about your experience with nutrition.
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Question 21 of 21
What sales experience or training do you have? Would you be willing to get additional sales training?
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Question 1 of 21
Tell me about your certifications.
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I am in both Red Cross and American heart association. My CPR/AED training expires in Oct of 2013
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NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Professional Fitness Instructor.
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Cantfitpro-pts, TWIST Sports Conditioning Coach, Sandbell-Level 1
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Punctual, a joy to be around, and a hard worker.
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Level 3 pt and boxercise.
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All relevant and internationally recognised personal training diploma level 4
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CERT 4 in Fitness. Pilates, food and wellness coaching, CPR, First aid level 1, WETS aqua instruction.
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CanFit Pro PTS certification, CPR AED
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Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Group Cycling, Kettlebells, Circuits.
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Reps in gym instructor level 2 and advanced level 3personal.
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PTIA and Lifeguarding/AED/First-Aid/CPR
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No personal training certification but I am willing to get it. I've always wanted to be a certified personal trainer.
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Diploma of Fitness, Cert III and IV, Advanced CPR, Blue CARD
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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.
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Level 3 personal trainer.
Question 2 of 21
What do you know about our gym?
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Your gym is the only functional fitness gym in Ottawa. You are all about holistic nutrition and health and you offer many services such as nutrition, massage therapy, sports conditioning, group training in a smaller facility.
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Been around since 2008. Work as a group clients based company and is a franchise based.
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It is a luxury gym where the whole family can come and enjoy some activity.
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I have researched it online . I saw your have son awesome reviews . And what your gum offers catered to to a brad spectrum.
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Open 6am-9pm. Has many different trainers and a variety of equipment.
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It's a start up in Doha with a special touch.
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It's a brand new gym at a new UTC in Didcot. There will be a mixture of clients from the public and lessons with teenagers studying at the college.
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New, clean, avalable towel.
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It's train people to live healthy.
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I know that it it a circuit training gym, which means that the workouts are short but intense. This is the best way to lose the most weight because you are buring calories much faster and the revovery period is faster as well.
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Started in porirua 2000, and now their are 20 clubs around new zealand.
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I heard that its got the newest equipement in town so you gotta have to visit and try out some of the equipments.
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I know that it was founded just in 2012, less than 10 years ago and is already grown nationally with locations in Perth as well which is crazy. One of the reason I was so drawn to this company, I'd actually received anotehr interview for this same day at the same time, was how professional just my short experience I've had up until now. I love how structured the process is and how you keep us notified and informed. Not only that, I'm also so interested in the monthly upskilling workshops and team training. Just from the small amount I've seen I can really tell Rapid is more like a family than a company and that the company really does care about their employees, something thats really important to me. I believe behind anything successful is a whole team of people working cohesively together, but more importantly, really enjoying themsleves, those with a real passion.
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This facility has a pool, yoga studio, massage therapy, nurses on staff, physical therapy unit, a snack bar, child care unit, and professional personal trainers on staff that are certified or has an exercise science, physical therapy degree, etc.
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I know your is standard gym and doing your best to stipe to the international level.
Question 3 of 21
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Hard working, bubbly person whos willing to learn every day.
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I think I am the best candidate for you because I am willing to learn about EPIC and I will work hard to improve myself to meet all standards that you need. I am punctual, a quick learner, and I have the ability to motivate other. I really want to work for this gym because of your unique mentorship program.
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Positive and have walked the walk.
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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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I have amazing customer service I live and breath fitness and think I can share with clients my knowledge.
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I am passionate about my work, with my persistence and determination, I up polymer wavy their goals . With my positive and approachable nature clients will warm to me abide joy my sessions.
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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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I come with great knowledge and experience within fitness and training. I'm a very outgoing person who like to help others. Plus my training sessions are something else, you should try.
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I am confident when I say I am the best candidate for this position. Although I am very young, and not as experienced as others.. I sure will work hard each and every day.. Continuing my education on fitness and nutrition while also being the best motivation to our clients. I want others to learn too, not just me.
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Because I am strictly determined and sure I be more productive if I can be giving an opportunity to utilise my experience and qualifications.
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Intelagance, team player, trustworthy.
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I would have to say my endless charm, good looks and handsome knowledge of the human body.
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Because I have an AOS degree in personal training.
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I am self motivated and can motivate others.
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I am a football player so I have experience inside and outside of a weight room as I am on the field during the season and in the weight room in the off season. I also like to teach and am very social so I can work well with clients.
Question 4 of 21
Tell me about your previous experience as a personal trainer.
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Only during my placements and for an assignment in college.
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Yes I do. I helped train friends and ran my own bxercise classes from sept to april.
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Just helping friends and family before I was certified.
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Yes I have either as a ordinal trainer fit two years .
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Going to gym every day and helping other people.
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I have limited experience as a personal trainer.
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I don't, but I am working on getting certified and I would love to work here to get that experience.
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No, I only interned with other personal trainers for ten hours.
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Yes have been a personal trainer more than 5 years and still currently working as personal trainer.
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I have trained clients in Muay Thai, have work experience at two separate gyms, run classes for children, ran group classes of in excess of 10 clients, I have worked with metabolic, CR, and musculosketal clients and prescribed regimens to them accordingly.
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The hands-on modules during classes.
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Yes From two years I have indywidual classes with people who asked me to help I arrange training and diet.
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I do not have any previous paid experience; however, I do have volunteer experience. I've set up a diet and work out routine for three individuals.
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I do not have any experience but I am a very quick learner and willing to do what I can to be the best I can be.
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Unfortunatly I do not. I have trained friends while I was studying but I'm afraid that is as far as my experience goes. The only thing I need is to have someone give me the opportunity to prove I can do this.
Question 5 of 21
How would you define great customer service?
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Listening to the client and assisting them to the best of your ability within company policy. Never make a promise you may not be able to keep.
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Great customer service is about the client experience. The client needs to share their concerns. The employer needs to listen and offer the best possible solution.
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Great customer service would be welcoming, willing to help you, good listening, and informative.
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Understanding and compassionate.
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Doing more than is expected of an individual. Checking up on clients during the weekend. Opening up a newsletter emailed to your clients via email once a week on tips and advice.
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To anticipate what the customer wants before they want it. And try to satisfy them.
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The customer Finds what they are looking for.
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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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Smiling, fast problem solving and always keeping the client as main focus.
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Good listener, helpful, communicate with people.
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Friendly, reliable, professional and consistent. Communication is also extremely important; the customer must feel that they have been given all the necessary information available.
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Great customer service is being friendly and getting to know the clients. This way, they will feel more confortable with the program, especialy if they are not the most fit.
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I can define it as a well welcoming mood of expression toward a customer, understanding the needs of a customer and helping to satisfy their needs and creating a good relationship, imparting a good impression in them .
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Value for money and value for time.
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I define great customer service by always having the members leave with satisfaction and a smile on their faces. If they do not I feel like I have not done my job and need to modify something.
Question 6 of 21
How do you grow your client base?
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I would comprise the workouts with creativity and knowledge based on the comfort of the clientele.
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Offer the best service possible, clientele come from word of mouth or what they see of you out in the field, always be professional, friendly and approachable.
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I would ask my clients if they have any friends, who would need any help getting in better shape and employ healthy lifestyle.
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Have passion for what I do and have a good attitude, I would also ask my clients to send refferls to their friends and family members and reward those clients who do send out the referrals.
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I would volunteer at local events, enhance my social media practices, and focus on self developmental skills such as communication, etc.
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Facebook- texting- blogging.
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Offer a free food program with every ten sessions booked. Share a pt lesson with a freind for half the cost.
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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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Be fun, creative and profits managae challenging sessions for your client .
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More about empowering them to motivate and change things up rather than me telling them what to do. I want to encourage self awareness and listen to their body. Not to over train, or under train. Know when to stop.
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Face to face chats to understand more their need.
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Marketing myself through social media, radio ads, networking,
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Social media interaction, bring a friend etc. Being personable and approaching people in the right circumstances.
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Social media, having clients leave reviews.
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Cardio, weight training, boot camps, strength and conditioning.
Question 7 of 21
What are your career goals?
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I want to educate and motivate my clients to achieve their fitness goals and one day run my own fitness business.
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I want to expand my knowledge of the ways to train people and get better at creating programs for many different people. I want to be able to offer different services and not only personal 1-on-1 training.
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To be one that encourages and motivates.
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To build up my rapport, always keeping up to date with latest products and ways of exercising, finding more accesible ways to train and run events and possibly my own personal trainign academy.
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To grow with a company and become a regional manager.
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To know as much as possible . Provide quality results and maintain a good work Etic .
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To specialise in older adults and post pregnancy training.
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To grow a steady client base.
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To give people the body they wanted, to make them happy.
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I would like to become a confident and proficient personal trainer and ultimately to specialise in training pregnant and postpartum women and run my own business.
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Nutrion coach, correct exercise.
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To get certified, get experience for some time and once I do,I want to create my own program. I love getting people involved and I love pushing them to workout and have a healthy lifestyle.
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Have a boot camp up and running, becoming a strength and conditioning triner for a major sports team.
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Fitness is my passion. Is helping people feel good and achieve a wellness state in the lives of people.
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I see myself as a master trainer in few years, teaching other personal trainers.
Question 8 of 21
How would your former employer describe you?
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Hard working, friendly, detail oriented.
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Energetic- positive0 encouraging.
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Active, assertive, hands on and a practical joker.
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Hard worker with a great work ethic, friendly with great customer service.
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Detriment, humours and warm.
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Friendly, encouraging, approachable, passionate.
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Enthusiastic, reliable, professional and friendly.
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Dedicated to duty and industrious.
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My former employer describes me as a hard working individual that always completed difficult tasks and was very responsible.
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A strictly dedicated and serious worker that always look out for best in his job.
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Hard working, respectful, dependable.
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Energetic, tact and sharpe.
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Easy going, personable, great interpersonal and communication skills.
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Easy going, knowledgable.
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Addicted sport, motivating and ambitious.
Question 9 of 21
Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?
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Id probably have to go with Squats, deadlifts, and bench press. They are all compound exercises working the entire body of which all three encorporate the core and stabilising muscles of the spine for overall muscle balance. For males, compound exercises also help to increase natural testosterone production compared to isolation exercises therefore seeing results faster.
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Squats-great full body exercise lunges-not only are they great for your legs but they are also great for balance planks- core strength is extremely important whether it is for daily life or exercise.
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This would vary on the individual in terms of age, current fitness status, sporting backgroud and their aims/goals.
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It would depend on individual fitness level, health status and goals.
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Cardio is good for burning fat rotation is good for toning and squats for building muscle and toning.
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Squats, deadlifts and core training because it works the whole body and you need a strong core for pretty much every muscle you workout.
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Overhead squat, a lunge, and a hurdle step. These are my top three because the overhead squat would tell me about their hips, shoulders, knees, spine and ankles. The lunge would show me if they had weak glute med, adduc./adb.; and ankle/knee stability. The hurdle step would tell me about hip alignment, knee stability, and ankle stability.
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Squats, chest press, reverse row.
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Pushups, squats, chin ups.
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Strength, endurance, functional - they give balance.
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Squats, chest press and deadlifts because they are functional, compound movements which involve all the major muscle groups.
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Chin up, lat pull down bench flies.
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I would have clients do push-ups, sit-ups, and jogging in place. These are the first ones you do on the assessment. PT session I would have a client do squats, arm raises, and leg raises.
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Cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility work.
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Pushup, Squat, Deadlift and their superior and broken down exercises.
Question 10 of 21
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
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Keep studying everything you have learnt, Get help from other trainers and you will definitely have no problem eith your fitness knowledge as well as commit yourself to everything you do that involves fitness.
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You must be diligent in the fitness instusty as it is constanly changing, keeping upto date with journals and read fitness magzines keep knowledge fresh.
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You must be diligent in fitness industry since is constantly changing, reading magazine, fitness online articles I keep my knowledge fresh and up to date.
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By staying active in the community and constantly learning knew things.
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I like have many work out with many people for increase the my knowledge.
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Well I just graduated my program so I have the latest fitness knowledge. But I also go to seminars and read articles about nutrition and newest exercise findings.
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I read the ACSM Health and Fitness Review, enroll in continuing education courses and research program designs.
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Podcasts, magazines and going online.
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By listening to podcasts, magazine, websites and joining multiple fitness pages on social media.
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By reading magazines, books and talking to other personal trainers and taking classes.
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Reading over my NASM book.
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Social Media, Youtube Videos, observations in the gym.
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Courses, research, talk with other personal trainers.
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Constant self education. Overview articles. Attend lectures/seminars/webinars. Maintain social networking.
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I stay up to date with researching online and watching youtube videos, I also am subscribed to womens health and shape magazine.
Question 11 of 21
Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
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I enjoy motivating people to live healthy lives, and encourage them so they can realize the benefits of being in shape.
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I was always the smallest kid in my grade but the most athletic so I decided to build on that, people were always asking me how I do the stuff I do and I never knew the right answer so I decided the fitness industry was right for me.
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I have a passion for seeing people improve themselves in the gym and making themselves healthy.
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I have experienced first hand the positive effects of healthy eating and daily exercise. I know that this is something that people need in their lives. Everyone needs to exercise. I know that exercise can benefit people who feel low energy, depression, low-self esteem issues and even people who are already in great physical condition. I want to be able to reach out to those who are ready and help them accomplish their health and fitness goals.
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I enjoy physical activity and I really enjoy motivating people to live healthier lifestyles.
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In past couple years fitness has become my true passion. Motivating people, seeing them progress, getting in better shape, makes me happy and satisfied.
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I want to make a positive difference an help with the growing problem in obesity.
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Great passion in fitness, and wanting to help others achieve their goals.
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Because for me are one personal trainer is a one lifestyle. I like help the people to achieve their objectives.
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I decided to become a personal trainer because I enjoy helping people and I want to motivate others to live a healthy, and active lifestyle.
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I feel fulfilled when I know I could help change someones life, in some way whether big or small but enough to keep them active and motivated to lead a healthy life.
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I care about th health and well being of my clients.
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It has to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying careers out there. Specailising in peoples health helps in so many way. Ie. Helps confiedence, daily chores and builds a better charachter in a person.
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I decided to become a personal trainer because health is reaLLY IMPORTANT TO ME. Exercie has helped me tackle some hardships in my life when I was less confident, less motivated and unsure of myself. Hopefully I can help others in the same way now.
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I love to help people become healthy and active.
Question 12 of 21
Are you CPR certified?
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Yes I completed my CPR C with AED and First Aid training in October last year.
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I completed my BLS course, including CPR and AED, this July.
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No, I was once though, but didn't keep up with it ufnortunately.
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I have first aid training.
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I formerly was, and I could get recertified. N
Question 13 of 21
How would you set up a training program for a client strictly looking for weight-loss and toning?
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I would use HIIT. Especially focusing on strength. Exercises like kettle bell swings, goblet squats, pushups, lunges etc.
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Again would depend on the individuals specific needs and goals but would probably consist of weight trainingnwith high reps working at around 60% of thier 1rm. Cardio training including lsd and hiit. Circuit training also effective.
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I would recommend HIIT, especially focusing on strength. Exercises like goblet squats, pushups, lunges, etc.
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30 miniutes of cardio before going onto muscualr endurance based exercises.
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10 minute warm-up. 30 minute full body circuit training. 10 minute cardiovascular session. 10 minute cool down and stretching.
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A high rep program that involes high intensity interval training both with resistance and cardio vascular training revolving around four times a week.
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4 times a week concetrating on higher reps and less weight as well as interval cardio training.
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I would have them do a circuit training program.
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Fat burning excerises with resistance training . Progress this weekly . And be mindful officer intake.
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Cardio for 30 minutes or interval training then 15-20 minutes of weight and resistance training.
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Cardio for 30 minutes or interval training then 15-20 minutes of weight and resistance training.
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4 times a week, HIIT, functional training with weights.
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Endurance training with right diet.
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I would use a mixture of interval training and strength training to raise their BMR and to change their body shape.
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Cardio + resistance training.
Question 14 of 21
How would you handle a situation with an unhappy coworker?
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I would ask them what the problem was and try to resolve it with them .
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Pull them to one side and ask them how they are feeling at this precise time in life. Is there anyhting I can help them with.
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Talk to them and try and see what is troubling them.
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Calm, collective and listen to their needs.
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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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Understand why they are unhappy.
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Asking, good advice and listen.
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I would like to talk to them face to face about any possible problems but also to follow the company procedure and speak to a line manager if it needed to be taken further.
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Moods are contagious, putting on a good smile all the time can affect someone that usually has bad mood and also patience is very important with such.
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Apologize is required and follow up.
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I would speak to them privately about the situation and try working out our issue. If the issue becomes unresolved after several different methods of problem-solving than I will seek out a supervisor or proper management for assistance.
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Calm and cheer him/her up.
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I would try to handle the situation professionally and inform my supervisor of the situation if it was getting out of hand.
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Adress the situation in the calmest state of mind and talk it out like adults.
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I would speak with them about why they are unhappy and try to come up with a solution to change things.
Question 15 of 21
What is the best way to test cardiovascular endurance?
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The safest way to test cardiovascular endurance is to perform the 1.5 mile run on the treadmill.
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To find out a person's V02 Max.
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By the maximum heart rate and how Long can he/she last on moderate intense cardio workout.
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Testing an individuals VO2 Max through running or cycling. Example would be a beep test.
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Find the target heart rate.
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For beginner aerobic cardio workout for advanced interval workout.
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I like to do a 12 minute run/jog test on the treadmill.
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VO2 max testing, beep test,
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In my opinion the best way to test cardiovascular endurance is the Vo2 Max, but if it is not available the Mile Run is always a good alternative.
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Mile run/walk. Rockport fitness test.
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Bruce, Modified bruce, ramped protocol, cycle ergometer test. 1.5 mile run. 12 min run.
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Vo2 max testing on treadmill or a continuous running test.
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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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Speaking to a client while they are runing.
Question 16 of 21
Have you ever helped train a friend? How did that work out?
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Yes. I gave her advice in exercises to do for her arms and taught her proper form. It worked well, she still does them 3x a week.
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Help many friends to achieve their goals, currently working with manager to lose weight for wedding and good friend to tone up for holiday.
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Yes. They still ask me for advices in training and continue working out after getting in better shape.
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From all the people who have trained with me, they said they enjoyed my motivation and education.
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I did help train a friend and that worked out realy well. Just under a stone in months.
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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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Yes most of my friends train and work out with me.
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Yes, she lost weight at toned up.
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They like gym but not qualified.
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Yes, I have trained a couple of friends and it's worked out really well.
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Yes! it was a wedding gift to my friend.
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Yes it was lovely cause we are use to each other which really help us understand our self and more free to each other.
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Yes, my friends that I have trained with noticed that following my workout routines, they noticed considerable strength increases and muscular definition.
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Yes a lot, it worked very well.
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Yes, they found my knowledge very helpful.
Question 17 of 21
What is your personal experience with fitness and working out?
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I have been working out and training since my high school days of playing football. I continued through college, and studied personal training in college.
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I started working out in high school to improve my volleyball skills and I continued into college.
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Begn training around 18 years old and havent looked back since.
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I was a grappling student. This kept me motivated to stay strong and flexible. I enjoyed functional fitness. This type of training is transferable and made everyday tasks and my sport easier.
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Have worked out for 5 years.
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At the moment I am concentrating strictly compound movements. I. E. Deadlifts, squats, bentover row, bench chest press amongst others. I have gained 12 kg in the last 6 weeks. after this program I will move onto bodyweight exercises done in high reps with little breaks and more controlled movements to build muslce aswell control better movement of my body. i have gained strength, size and have improved my speed in moving through skipping.
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I love to work out be healthy its a life style.
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I love fitness and work out as much as I can . In my opinion it is a great start to the day . Sets you right up.
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I've been working out for over 6 years myself and I'm planning to start competeing.
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I have taken part in numerous triathlons and running races and I tend to train in the gym 4-5 times a week.
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I was 18 kilos overweight.
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I call my self fitness because if I don't work out I feel incomplete and I believe as a trainer I should be a role model someone a client will look up to be like so I work out always.
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I used to be this fat kid that was self conscious about everything. I started working out since my freshman year in high school and everything else has been better.
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I work with a s&c coach for my sport and he loves what he does, I figured since im very passionate about it as well why not turn it into a career.
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I have been working out for most of my adult life. It makes me have more energy and feel confident.
Question 18 of 21
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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Working at QFC and helping people who might not have always been greatful.
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Currently work as a fitness instrucotr so have experience of customer service with a fitness setting. Also have worked in retail for over 6 years dealig with customers on a daily basis.
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I worked in fitness industry for 3 years, I have had constant relation with customer service.
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In the past I have worked retail and I have been a cashier at a grocery store and that was lots of customer interaction.
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I have years of customer service experience, dealing in complaints, going the extra step for customers.
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I have been in customer service industry for the past 24 years.
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Working in schools as an administrator required good constant communication with parents. also as a supervisor of a child care centre the service we provide has to be excellent.
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I have proven customer service skills . An job I have had is customer service related, I am a good peoples person and present myself well.
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Managed a gym setting before and worked at a front desk for a gym.
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I've been working in a store where customer service is key.
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I have worked in a number of shops, volunteered at a gym and worked at a helpdesk.
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Been in the industry for 10 years and dealt with over 5000 clients.
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I have many experience with customer good and bad but my calm good attitudes help me manage their situations which at the end of the day we become close friends.
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I worked with patients at the hospital, I was a clerk for a dvd store, and in those jobs, I would be talking to the customers and ensuring that they were satisfied.
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Gm of La Fitness for 2 years.
Question 19 of 21
If you could pick a different career other than personal training, which would you pick?
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Physiologist, sports scientist. See personal training as a interelated stepping stone.
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I would be windsurfing and sailing instructor, because of my love to sport.
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I think I would choose to be a nutritionist or physical therapist because you are still helping people achieve their goals but in a different way.
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A writer/film director because those are other passions of mine.
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Writer or a film director because they are my other passions.
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I'd live to be a aerial artist in circ de souiel . I'd like to own a business or to be a professior.
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Travel agent or fitness instructor at holiday destinations or a cruise ship.
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Group fitness instructor.
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A rehabilitation therapist because it would still involve the aspects of designing a training program to help an individual get back to normal functioning of their daily routines.
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Health coach, sport medicine.
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Every other career without sport would be boring.
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I would not pick any other maybe I would go to the army.
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There is no other. My passion is fitness.
Question 20 of 21
Tell me about your experience with nutrition.
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Studied a sports nutrition module under dr graeme close, the current nutritionistfor munster and salford reds, also cureent lecturer at ljmu.
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I read healthy magazines and articles all the time.
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Basic requirment based aroun d healthy eating guidelines.
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Just the nutrition classes that were offered in my program.
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Internet- hungry girl. Weight watchers.
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I touched on nutrtion in my level 3 pt course.
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I took a nutrition course in college.
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I have good knowledge of nutrition and watch arecy what I eat.
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Completed a food and wellness certificate.
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It was covered in my CPT course I also read many books on nutrition.
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Nutrition training part of my qualifications; nutrition and lifestyle for the postnatal woman.
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Basic nutrition education and am planning g to enroll for an advance higher stage of nutrition education as soon as possible.
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I'm a minor in nutrition, Ive taken a good amount of classes on nutrition.
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During the training education for my certification, we learned about the nutrients and metabolism.
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Lifestyle weight management specialist, Doctor of Medicine.
Question 21 of 21
What sales experience or training do you have? Would you be willing to get additional sales training?
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Have got 6years sales experience cause my professiona is all about sales.
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No professional sales training. Of course, I'm a sponge thats willing to take in as much as possible and I'm very open to learning.
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I have not had experience yet but I am more than willing to get training.
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5 years sales experience at a boutique type store-products and services.
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I 'm personal trainer and I canlead the aerobics classes and other fitness exercises.
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Not a lot. I worked at Pizza Hut for a year and was great there. I sold the specials correctly and advertised everything I could.
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Not a lot. And yes i'm interested.
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Don't have sales experience. Yes.
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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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I have 3 years of sales and marketing and of cause additional knowledge will be good.

About Personal Trainer

December 12th, 2014

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 context means an absence of a disease that would affect one's ability to exercise. Anyone outside that scope of practice should be placed in a trainer's scope after a visit to the doctor to see what kind, if any, exercise they are capable of.

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