8 Signs Your Trainer May Not Be Qualified for the Job

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8 Signs Your Trainer May Not Be Qualified for the Job

You’re finally going to dish out cash for some extra motivation and guidance in the gym? Here’s how to make sure you’re really getting your money’s worth.
A trainer should show you how to do each exercise properly, plain and simple. Because if you don’t have the right technique, you won’t just risk injury—you’ll also miss out on the engaging all the right muscles, which means lousy results. Make sure your trainer is going into detail about how to do every new exercise, using both words and physical demonstrations. “If your trainer is not explaining how to squat when you’re squatting or how to breathe properly while performing ab work, that’s a bad sign,” says Duffy.

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