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Gold's Gym
Personal Trainer was asked...July 14, 2009

so. why do you want to do this?

3 Answers

I want to share with others what I am passionate about and what I believe to be not only physically beneficial, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strengthening as well. Less

Because I'm an athlete with the credentials to help people better their bodies for a healthier lifestyle Less

...because im a trainer.

Anytime Fitness

How many clients do you have How many years of experience in PT and sales.

3 Answers

5 years

I have 24 clients and have 8 years experience

I have 24 clients and have 8 years experience

Life Time

Can you recite the company vision and mission statement?

2 Answers

IMO: When you state the mission and the vision, regardless of your position @ Life Time Fitness- do it with sincerity and with a smile. People can tell. :-) Be a part of the positive movement...join me. Less

Life Time's mission is to provide an Educational, Entertaining, Friendly and Inviting, Functional and Innovative experience of uncompromising quality that meets the health and fitness needs of the entire family. Vision Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM, helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their: Total Health Objectives Athletic Aspirations and Fitness Goals by doing what they love to do. We do this by providing the: Best Places Best People and Best Programs that change lives positively every day. Less

Gold's Gym

They asked me to name all the muscles in Upper body?

2 Answers

Chest shoulder back biceps triceps

I answered all the names.

LA Fitness

Do you have certification/a degree?

2 Answers


Yes. I have 4 certificate and 2 in process

Blink Fitness

If someone has a bad back, how would you train them?

2 Answers

Core training and a proper walking program

Depends where in their back... Cervical? Thoracic? Lumbar? Sacral? "Core stabilization" is the cookie-cutter response but isn't always the right answer. This is PERSONAL training after all... Less

GoodLife Fitness

what muscles are primarily used in a pull up? Can you name a secondary?

2 Answers

Lats. Bicep

Latissimus Dorsi (primary muscle) and Biceps ( secondary) . Pull-ups is a compound exercise which uses more than one joint . Less


How much experience do you have as a personal trainer?

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Not much other than helping family and friends accomplish their fitness goals.

20 years

Life Time

If a team member is struggling to reach goal (there are monthly sales quotas), would you stay late on a shift day to help? How would you do it?

2 Answers

Of course I'd love to help. I'd look at what his weaknesses were, suggest they ask to shadow a team member with the trait they lack and try to emulate it when the time arrives. Less


VASA Fitness

What interests you in being a personal trainer?

2 Answers

I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy and got into fitness and it changed my life and I wanted to be able to change others lives. Less

I enjoy the constant human interaction and satisfaction that comes from helping someone. I'm passionate about fitness and I love how it makes me feel, emotionally, mentally and physically. I want to share that wonderful experience with others. Less

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