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Acquiring a fake degree and diploma has become child’s play today, and in most occasions you unwittingly fall prey to unqualified women and men in several professions. If you are heading to the gym with expectations of soon becoming another Schwarzenegger or Stallone you may end up getting disappointed when you find out the personal trainer there is not fully qualified and does not have the necessary skills. Checking the credentials of professionals is increasingly becoming a nightmare. Yet, it is always advisable to conduct thorough background checks and dig out the credentials of the trainer before hiring him. Failure to do so put you in danger, as you will be prone to injuries if workouts are not conducted using the right forms and techniques.

Almost everyone going to a gym for the first time has this question in mind. How can they identify a genuine personal trainer and fakes on the prowl? There is no single method that can help you in your quests to identify a fake and genuine trainer. A combination of analysis, questioning, references and observation may help to identify the authenticity of the training expert. You can get references from satisfied customers who have used the services of the trainer before to avoid the shame of ending up with a fake trainer.

Observation and analysis of the situation is one of the best ways to determine the genuineness of the claims made by a personal trainer you intend to hire. The quacks mostly occupy the extreme ends of the behavioral spectrum. They often talk too much or are highly reserved when spoken to. This can be a very good way for you to follow while being very cautious and unravel the mystery of the trainer. Trainers with poor training and certification answer repetitively in mono-syllables or keep quiet when confronted with questions concerning things like enhancing the abs. In addition to this, they tend to show signs of irritation when you attempt to discuss something with them.

The other types of quacks are individuals who don’t shy from making false and tall claims. These types of trainers talk continuously and display no qualms even when you request them to give you the moon. These trainers are mainly interested in what you have to give in terms of cash instead of what they have to offer you. A personal trainer who does not assess the situation on a realistic scale and tells you that everything is possible can be a fake trainer. You can find the credential of a trainer by questioning them directly about different aspects of personal training to evaluate his grip of the subject. You should not find any difficulty in questioning a trainer about his experience, achievement and qualification to know whether he is genuine or not.

Michael Anders – Charlotte fitness training @ Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting