Every body and mind is different, meaning to reach your goal—whether that’s running a marathon or looking cut—you need a plan personalized to you. “An experienced trainer will constantly ask questions to delve deep into what the client wants to get out of the exercise program,” says Duffy. So if you see hear trainer telling a few different people to do similar workouts, it’s not a good sign. In short: “If a trainer doesn’t assess you from the start, don’t hire him,” says Greg Robins, a strength and conditioning coach at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA.
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