1. Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I was always the smallest kid in my grade but the most athletic so I decided to build on that, people were always asking me how I do the stuff I do and I never knew the right answer so I decided the fitness industry was right for me.

2. What are three essential exercises you would have any client do?

I would probably have to go with Squats, deadlifts and bench press. They are all compound exercises working the entire body of which all three incorporate the core and stabilizing muscles of the spine for overall muscle balance. for males, compound exercises also help to increase natural testosterone production compared to isolation exercises therefore seeing results faster.

3. List some steps to keep in mind while answering every kind of question asked?

Remember, follow these steps for every question that you are asked:
☛Listen to the question intently and alertly.
☛Ask yourself what the interviewer is really trying to learn.
☛Provide an answer that addresses what the interviewer is really trying to learn about you.
☛When possible, provide specific examples and use the question as an opportunity to tell the employer about one or more of the five qualities that you want to convey.
☛Remember that you have to say what you mean to say.

4. Tell me about presentation for personal trainer?

As with any other job, you should do your best to project a confident, capable and professional appearance at interview time. Gauge your attire by what other trainers at the facility you're interviewing for usually wear, and remember that you may be required to demonstrate exercises or put somebody else through a workout.

5. Why should you bring proof of your credentials?

Bring proof of your credentials either originals or clean photocopies. Avoid embarrassing mistakes by reviewing the requirements for the job you are applying for before you interview, some entry-level training positions require only a basic trainer certification, but other positions may require advanced degrees or certifications, or a set number of hours of client work as a substitute.

6. What is your favorite animal?

Here it seems that the interviewer is trying to learn something about your personality, so now you want to answer accordingly.

7. What do you think of resistance training for weight loss?

Resistance training is effective for weight loss because it burns calories during the workout and builds muscle, which cardio doesn't do. Every pound of muscle burns about 12 to 20 calories per day, so resistance training is the only way to change a person's basal metabolic rate. Thus it is effective for long-term weight loss.

8. Describe a difficult client and how you helped him/her?

During my training, my instructor was faced with the challenge of helping a client with multiple health issues become fit. Although it took a long time and plenty of communication with the client as well as the client's physician, the trainer was able to develop a plan that worked for the client and her condition. Today, the client is physically fit and completely healthy.

9. What is your philosophy when it comes to training?

During my studies, I related best with the trainers who were patient with their clients and helped them realize that they could get fit if they were able to stay motivated. It is my philosophy that people need to find and maintain the motivation to stay healthy, and it is my goal to provide it.

10. Why do you want to work for us as a personal trainer?

I reviewed your company's mission statement and found it to be on target with my own goals. I feel that everyone has the right to a healthy, fit body and I would like to be associated with a company that is dedicated to helping its clients become physically fit.

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