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

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Personal Trainer interview

How to Answer

"Training a friend can be more difficult than training a client, because we already have a relationship. I tried to train a friend who wanted to lose weight, but it was hard to get the same kind of commitment from them. We often ended up hanging out."

How is training a friend different from training a client? How would you treat them differently? With a client, they come to your gym with the intention of working out and eventually achieving their fitness goals. When you trained a friend, did you treat them the same way? Did you set goals and expect them to follow through?

Have you ever helped train a friend? How did that work out?
Answer example

"Training a friend can be more difficult than training a client, because we already have a relationship. I tried to train a friend who wanted to lose weight, but it was hard to get the same kind of commitment from them. We often ended up hanging out."

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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.
2.
Yes, turns out better than I expected.
3.
Yes, many times. It was fun and successful. Most notably I helped my mum. We needed to bring her cholesterol down so there was activity and nutrition that had to be implemented.
4.
Yes! it was a wedding gift to my friend.
5.
Yes, they found my knowledge very helpful.
6.
Help many friends to achieve their goals, currently working with manager to lose weight for wedding and good friend to tone up for holiday.
7.
Yes most of my friends train and work out with me.
8.
Yes. Improvements, weight gain and injury free. Recommended me to his friends.
9.
Yes. It worked out well. She kept asking me to train again.
10.
Yes a friend helped trained together three times a week to get ridoff body fat.
11.
Yes, my friends that I have trained with noticed that following my workout routines, they noticed considerable strength increases and muscular definition.
12.
I have. I still am training them after a few months. It seems to be going great!
13.
Yes, lost 10 pounds, increased flexibility.
14.
Yes it was lovely cause we are use to each other which really help us understand our self and more free to each other.
15.
Was great we reach her goals in time duration expected.
16.
Yes a lot, it worked very well.
17.
Yes. It went very well and helped me gain some experience training someone and gain confidence in delivering a session.
18.
From all the people who have trained with me, they said they enjoyed my motivation and education.
19.
Yes! She appreciated my help and expertise.
20.
Yes. They didn't stick to the plan as they weren't fully invested.
21.
Yes. They still ask me for advices in training and continue working out after getting in better shape.
22.
Yes, I have trained a couple of friends and it's worked out really well.
23.
I did help train a friend and that worked out realy well. Just under a stone in months.
24.
Yes, she lost weight at toned up.
25.
I've trained multiple friends before and all of them still workout consistently, some of them require to be fit for the Military and others are doing it for fun. All of them still have a passion for fitness.
26.
Yes I have helped several.. It went great they all have appreciated it and have continued to live a healthy life syle.
27.
They like gym but not qualified.
28.
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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