If you need motivation to work out or are trying to get over a training hump, a personal trainer can help. He or she can evaluate your abilities and goals and create a program that works for you, while providing some guidance and accountability. (Think about it: Who wants to waste time in the gym if you’re paying extra for it?)
But if you just got a trainer or are in the market for one, beware. There are a few telltale signs that point to lack of experience—and recognizing them can help you maximize your results (and money) while avoiding frustration and injury. Click through to find out what they are.