Wish me luck, /fit/, I'm getting interview tomorrow to become a trainer in a gym. I promise not to preach bullshit and stay /fit/.
You're gonna be told to preach bullshit or get fired.
Your job isn't to make people fit.
It's to make people stay in the gym and sign up for extra spinning courses.
Ideally you want people who sign up for the gym, then stop going after a week, cause if everyone who was a member actually worked out regularly, the place would be packed 24/7.
Actually, what concerns me is that it's kinda shitty gym with a lot of machines and only a few free weights. Not sure if I can lift there myself even for free.
I'm not afraid since I already have relatively well-paid job and doing it mostly for hobby and getting outside more often because of picrelated.
>I promise not to preach bullshit and stay /fit/.
You're not a professional sports coach and you won't be working with people whit ambitions. If you want to make money you're gonna have to tell middle-aged moms what they want to hear to make them take book more sessions with you.
if you betray your ideals this easily all you're gonna become is another nobody upholding the status quo of satisfying meaningless corporate interests.
there are plenty of bullshit free PTs out there these days making money. why not do it like them?
>Guess what? I won't. I'll be telling the harsh truth and won't shit anyone. Call me stupid or old-fashioned, but I'm not a liar.
You are stupid. The best way to get people in shape is to ease them into training and make it seem non-threatening and fun. By telling them "the hard truth" you're just gonna scare away clients. I'll say it again, if you work at a gym your clients will mostly be middle-aged fatties who doesn't really wanna work out, or old people. You're not going to meet that many young people that you can live vicariously through.
>List 5 hammer curls variations
>5 DL variations
Conventional, sumo, squat-stance (also those weird variations with names I don't care to memorize) and it's more than enough.
>Most effective ab exercise
>Do you whey?
I do and I also creatine.
the way you approach people and the content of knowledge you bestow on them are two differend things, dude. and depending on what kind of gym OP is gonna work at he might have the freedom to be creative in his approach.
and since he doesn't (presumably) have any practical experience in the field yet he should probably go find someone who has the thing he wants and ask him how he got it. or just hope you have room for errors.
because despite the claims of numerous internet psychologists a few hastily written sentences on some imageboard do not convey much about the character of the actual human being behind them.
then get your knowledge from somewhere else.
first hand experience is always best so do as many workshops and certifications and shit as possible. go talk to trainers etc. in your area, see who has sound knowledge and is willing to mentor you in some way. also read as much as you can and try what works for you/your clients and what doesn't and base your recommendations off of that.
and don't get overwhelmed. try being a trainer first and then worry about being a good trainer.
it's like lifting. you won't start with a 1500 total.
just my thoughts.