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    They should have a nice smile..

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    For general physical prep, just getting fitter I don't think it really matters what the trainer looks like. Experience and what they have achieved with clients is more relevant. most people have no idea about exercise or how to improve their fitness or reduce body weight, for them having someone who can set the program and make them work hard is usually enough. If you are talking about more specific programming for a sport like oly lifting or triathlon for example then having someone with lots of experience and successful clients tops how they look.
    However I reckon when it comes to body re comp or getting in stage shape for fitness or bodybuilding it would be hard to accept advice from someone who has never done it or looks like they live on pizza and doughnuts !!


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    To a gym goer who has no idea about the PT or his/her other clients of course it matters what they look like, it's human nature, i'm sure you'd have second thoughts handing over your money to some fat slob.
    I'm talking about a PT here, as the thread title states, not a professional coach.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkoz View Post
    To a gym goer who has no idea about the PT or his/her other clients of course it matters what they look like, it's human nature, i'm sure you'd have second thoughts handing over your money to some fat slob.
    I'm talking about a PT here, as the thread title states, not a professional coach.
    What if the PT has years of experience and is top notch but the past few years he hasn't trained for whatever reason, (too many clients, has another job, injury etc) do you then discard him or her because he doesn't look the part.
    Hmm, well????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    What if the PT has years of experience and is top notch but the past few years he hasn't trained for whatever reason, (too many clients, has another job, injury etc) do you then discard him or her because he doesn't look the part.
    Hmm, well????
    Same thing but now we're getting into hypotheticals which matter not.
    A PT with too many clients? I'dlike to see that.



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    Honestly...I don't think I'd look at the persons physical stature...unless they were grossly obese and training general fitness.
    I think you'd find their reputation and client success would do the talking. You don't need to be good at something yourself to be a good coach. Pretty sure Tiger Woods first coach was a hack himself.
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    Personal trainer/coach, to me are the same thing.

    i think we sort of gravitate to the thing that appeals most, I would not sit down and to to a soccer coach because I dislike soccer as opposed to a footy coach, short sighted? Maybe.

    would I sit down and talk about powerlifting with Ed Coan?
    No, as the game also holds no appeal.
    would he make a good coach?
    not a young version, but the older version most def, the knowledge he has acquired is substantial his changed focus is on lifting for life and not just for today.

    but I digress, I think (as with most things) doing research as in talking with potential PT's who makes sense to you is a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosey View Post
    Personal trainer/coach, to me are the same thing.
    Long time ago on this forum someone tried to insult me, he said "a personal trainer gets the first 50% of someone's possible performance, a coach gets the last 10%", or something similar to that. He later apologised - but he was right.

    Take some 30yo 80kg accountant. World record squat and 5km run time for him are something like 320kg and 13'. If you get him to squat 160kg and run 5km in 26', you've totally changed his life. 50% of possible performance is actually pretty good for someone who just wants to live a good life. To get much past there he's going to have to focus; not many people will be able to do 75% in two or more things at once, that'd be squatting 240 and running 5km in 19'. And even just looking at one physical quality, not many people with full-time jobs, families and so on are going to go a lot past 50% WR in anything.

    A coach is for someone who's a competitive athlete. And a competitive athlete is going to be past 50% of gender/age/weight-matched WR. But you don't need to be at 75+% of WR for health - you do need to be above 25% though, that's for sure. I find 50% is a good mark. I've told my intern I won't give her a reference until she can total 50% of WR.

    So a personal trainer prepares you for life, a coach prepares you for a sport.

    And whatever you guys say hypothetically, I can tell you that nobody who actually pays for training cares what trainers and coaches look like. I mean, being morbidly obese would hold you back, but that applies for any job, let's be honest.

    Nonetheless, I think the trainer or coach needs to at some point have been through the process of training. They need to have gone far enough in something that they got stuck, and had to work out how to get unstuck. They need to have trained hard enough that it was a challenge to balance training with the rest of their lives. This process will teach them things about training which they can apply to clients and athletes, and perhaps more importantly give them that balance of empathy and hard-headedness a competent trainer or coach needs.
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