Top 15 Personal Trainer Interview Questions
1. Tell me about your certifications.
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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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Personal Trainer Interview Questions
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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.
 
2.
You are the leading personal trainer management company. You have 700 trainers across 400 gyms at 54 locations.
 
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It is a luxury gym where the whole family can come and enjoy some activity.
 
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It's a start up in Doha with a special touch.
 
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Been open for over a year, memberships are month-month and yals gym is beautiful.
 
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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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I am the best candidate because my experience and knowledge has led me here. I am eager to put my skills into practise and help people reach their goals.
 
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Because I'm here trying to figure out if you are the best canidate for m.
 
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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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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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Going to gym every day and helping other people.
 
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I have helped myself and others such as my mother and my best friends to reach their health and fitness goals. I developed and planned and delivered training sessions.
 
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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.
 
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The hands-on modules during classes.
 
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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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Great customer service comes from showing up for work every day with a smile on your face and a great attitude from start to finish. Always showing interest in your clients and giving them the utmost respect and attention.
 
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To anticipate what the customer wants before they want it. And try to satisfy them.
 
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Listen, be polite, give solution, help to their target.
 
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How do you grow your client base?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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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Adding Silver Sneakers type workouts.
 
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I would make my presence known in the facility and offer free assessments.
 
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Creativity of effective routine and planning.
 
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What are your career goals?
 
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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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To give people the body they wanted, to make them happy.
 
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To coach and build a strong relations with clients and company.
 
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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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Becoming a master trainer as well as helping all my clients reach any fitness goal possible.
 
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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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Always willing to help and put in all the work above and beyond.
 
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Punctual, knowledgeable, willingness to learn, dedicated, friendly, genuine, sincere, committed to what I'm focusing on.
 
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Hardworking, trustworthy, funny, reliable.
 
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Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Push ups, cardio, weight training.
 
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Strength, endurance, functional - they give balance.
 
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Squats - many variations for strong legs, glutes, core - help with daily living. Also create an anabolic environment which helps the entire body build muscle. press ups - increase functional strength with full body activation and help strengthen core burpees - The burpee is a full body strength training exercise and the ultimate example of functional fitness. Arms chest quads abs glutes hamstrings.
 
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Deadlift or squat, pushup/bench and row variations, paloff holds.
 
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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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How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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By reading magazines, books and talking to other personal trainers and taking classes.
 
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By staying active in the community and constantly learning knew things.
 
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I read a lot and talk to others. i know things can change as we research things more but also the simple things remain the same.
 
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Constant self education. Overview articles. Attend lectures/seminars/webinars. Maintain social networking.
 
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Constantly learning something new.
 
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