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backus 05-23-2012 01:08 PM

What does it take to be a good teacher?
 
What does it take to be a good teacher for body building or as a personal trainer? What characteristics would you look for if you were going to hire a personal trainer today?

themaster2981 05-23-2012 01:10 PM

Experience. 15 years+ preferred

exfatman 05-23-2012 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by themaster2981 (Post 244215)
Experience. 15 years+ preferred

Agreed. I want someone who has been able to work with others and really know their stuff. I do not want someone who is new to come in and make me do stuff without knowing if their method really works or not.

bruteforce 05-23-2012 02:00 PM

Experience in the field I am pursuing. I don't want a marathon coach for powerlifting goals, nor do I want a PL coach for cross country skiing.

Successful clients

Personal success

Theoretical knowledge

Fazc 05-23-2012 02:20 PM

Client testimonials and results.

For a personal trainer I'm not too bothered about masses of personal experience, if they have a good track record of producing the type of results they're advertising for then that's enough.

I'd never hire a personal trainer though, so this is somewhat of a moot point.

5kgLifter 05-23-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by backus (Post 244214)
What does it take to be a good teacher for body building or as a personal trainer? What characteristics would you look for if you were going to hire a personal trainer today?

A person can know a subject back to front but unless they are able to impart the information in a useful way, they will never be a good teacher; so, a personal trainer needs to be able to communicate effectively and clearly.

Hazzard 05-23-2012 03:35 PM

Faz, you'd blatantly hire me.

BendtheBar 05-23-2012 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Hazzard (Post 244268)
Faz, you'd blatantly hire me.

I'd hire you just so I could nag at you about fixing your damned thumbless squat grip.

5kgLifter 05-23-2012 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 244280)
I'd hire you just so I could fix your damned thumbless squat grip.

But that's supposed to be safer for fast ditching the bar if required :tomato:

BendtheBar 05-23-2012 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 244282)
But that's supposed to be safer for fast ditching the bar if required :tomato:

Not if you do face down squatting like Hazz :march:

I'm afraid it's going to land on his head.


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