Reminds me of the fat trainer at my gym that trains two very good looking Bengals cheerleaders.
The worst part is he has all of his clients doing the same routine. Irregardless of their age, gender, or fitness level. Smh.
There are definitely some out of shape trainers who know their shyt. Sometimes disease or injury hinders their ability due to old age etc...now to the other end the steroid junkie trainer having an all natty guy doing his routine, horrible form...I mean the worst and just relying on food and steroids to do the work. Oh but he looks good so he must know what he's doing...bull fukking shyt lol
Or the in shape guy who barely pushes his client..instead he texts and flirts and his client barely breaks a sweat
yeai id rather be trained by an old fat dude thats been round and knows his shyt instead of beach body trainer using gear and ****ty work ethics to look good. id be paying for knowledge on form, work ethic, body mechanics, all the stuff that comes with a lifetime of experience. not how to superset chest flys with cable crossovers and stay below 160lbs my whole life like a douchebag
I find it humorous that people equate aesthetics to knowledge and/or ability in terms of training and educating.
Pretty narrow worldview if your presupposition is that a trainer's effectiveness is only related to their current body composition.
Not the most aesthetic physique. Would you let this guy train you? I sure as hell would.
Check this guy out on the right:
Not exactly in tip-top shape but one of the most brilliant minds in the field of strength and conditioning.
I have seen more bad trainers that are ripped than bad trainers who are overweight.
But yes, looking the part does help.
But then who was pregnant?
A lot of people will say that they love milk, but not many will admit that they are "in love" with milk.
From a marketing standpoint, I imagine the in shape trainer is going to get more clients and given more respect as a trainer whether or not he deserves it.
My initial thought is "No, absoultely not". But, I know there are a lot of trainers out there who may be overweight, but they are very educated and have a ton of experience. From what I have seen, some personal trainers (usually the best ones) have a lot of clients that book up their schedule. Since they are so busy, their training, nutrition, sleep etc. all go down hill. This made me think of the overweight doctors who tell us all to be healthy haha
Maybe if they're training powerlifters.
Didn't read thread but only way a PT could be fat is if he/she is loosing weight.... If there happy being 250 and female or short, no way. The only people I could see train ing with them would be fat people but even then I would want to look like my trainer... So I would want them to be in shape, not getting into shape.
When I used to PT there where 2 overweight girls that where PT and I never understood how or why they picked that as a profession. Maybe cuz if you get a **** cert you only need to read the book and not have any real life experience with workin out. < in that case I wouldn't want you to be training me any way....
Sorry kinda on a rant there...
I asked people on my PT Facebook page whether they would prefer to be trained by someone who looked good but didn't necessarily have any knowledge or something who was extremely knowledgeable but had a poor physique.
The overwhelming majority went with the former. Only three people went with the latter, one being JudoJosh and another being Celorza.
I was surprised how few people cared about knowledge, most implied they need to be inspired to train and this came from someone with an admirable physique.
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Not dogging you but in the hypothetical scenario, I would have a hard time believing someone with an amazing physique didn't have any training knowledge anyways.