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absolutely!!!!! without a doubt, how is someone going to teach you how to work out if they do not look like they go through the riggers. a better question would be would you take advice about dressing from a bum?

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Generally speaking choosing a trainer is an "emotional buy". Some people want a buddy, a nurturer, a cheerleader, a drill sargeant, a status symbol, an intellectual or a jock and this is just personality we're talking about so far...

Regarding appearance, it is human nature for people to judge trainers by their appearance, because you're hiring them to help you change yours.

The mindset and yardstick that trainers used to be judged by was that if you knew more about how to get in shape than everyone else, you should BE in better shape than everyone else.

An unfortunate thing that has happenned is that Functional Training opened Pandora's Box creating room for people to enter the field who are not the pinultimate specimens of fitness that trainers once had to be.

There is no way you have to "look" if you're doing core, balance and stability training to be considered believable as a personal trainer as long as you speak enough technobabble to sound credible. So this creates some confusion when people want to choose a trainer.

If you are looking for a specific type of result you need to look for a trainer who looks the way you want to look, or has clients who look the way you want to look or before and after pictures to prove that the trainer can produce the kind of changes to get you the look you are after.

Minimally as far as appearance, there should be some sort of muscular development, relative to the trainer's bodytype: If a trainer is slender/smaller sized they should have muscular DEFINTION, if the trainer is medium/average sized they should have muscular SHAPE, or if they are larger they should have muscular SIZE.

This will tell you whether the trainer is talking the talk or walking the walk, and if walking their own talk is working.

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well they have to be in pretty good shape can't a trust trainer who cant practice what he preaches plus usually when you see a trainer thats in good shape people think to themselves thats the kind of shape you want to be in

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i think they should look the part.thats like haveing a banker not know numbers

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I would never trust a trainer who isn't in top physical shape.

If they have all the resources and knowledge to be in top shape, but they cant even motivate themselves, then how are they going to motivate you.

Someone who knows how to push himself in the gym will know how to push you and challenge you.

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I know Genetics plays a huge role in Bodybuilding, but you can tell when someone takes care themselves. My advice, Listen to what they say, and use what we all have used for hundreds of years-Instinct. If your gut tells you theres something wrong or not right, listen to it. If it tells you this trainer is the best for you-in all things essential to you-go for it. Yes, knowledge is power and looks mean crap, but theres a line between the two. I m not sayingthis trainer has to look like a bodybuilders or athletes god. I have knowledge and im far from number one, but still, they should sem like they take care of themselves. Becareful. Most trainers look to slim down nd tone the client. If your looking to bulk up, make that CLEAR as day. If you have trouble finding someone to bulk you up, ask this comunity to to guide you. Mr. Power and mentalflex are great analyists to go to (I know-I have gotten advice from them). SO, remeber-the ultimate goal is to find someone who is right for you....

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Yes, if they do not practice the methods how can they teach them and truly know how to train a client

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Absolutely! They could show me all the credentials in the world, but I would have a very hard time making myself believe that what they are doing for me is best if they didn't look like they were in good shape.

I understand that they may be amazing personal trainers and not look the part. It is just like a football coach can be great and be skinny and have never played a day in his life. I personally would just have a difficult time taking their word for it that what they are telling is best.

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That goes without saying they have to be either working to gettting into better shape or already in good shape.

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Yes! Would you hire an investment consultant that had no personal investments? I wouldn't.

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