If you’re someone who takes an interest in your personal health and fitness, investing in a personal trainer is never a bad decision. Maybe you simply need someone to help you tone up or you have specific health issues or old injuries that require special treatment. But just like you would when choosing any other professional service, you should take caution when selecting a personal trainer. Here are 12 signs that your personal trainer is completely unqualified.
1. They’re not certified
Unfortunately, an undergraduate degree in exercise and sports science doesn’t cut it, nor does acquiring additional certifications that do not include the Certified Personal Trainer stamp of approval. “Be wary of the ‘eternal student’ with dozens of certifications, but doesn’t know how to train or connect with [their] clients,” Chris Ryan, C.S.C.S and founder of Chris Ryan Fitness said in an interview with The Cheat Sheet. Certifications and degrees are in place to reassure you, the client, that you’re dealing with a highly qualified individual.