How To Find a Good Personal Trainer

Busy Bee Fitness Experts owner Scott knows a thing or two about fitness, being the owner of personal trainer Toronto and personal trainer Etobicoke. He’s an experienced professional who’s been working in the industry for 20 years. The most common thing he says, by far, are people who are looking to lose weight and look their best. Sometimes people tip-toe over the subject and pretend it’s about something more than how they look but it’s not. They fear that it will make them look shallow or insecure – it’s normal.

“Losing weight all boils down to one thing”, says Scott. “It’s not about your knowledge on how to do a proper squat or who sweats the most in the gym, it’s about consistency and discipline. If you don’t have discipline and you don’t enjoy the process, it won’t work out well for you. You might be able to lose some weight initially, but you won’t get anywhere long-term. That’s where finding the right personal trainer comes in.

There are several factors that go into finding a good personal trainer based on your goals but the main one is finding one that will keep you on track and motivated. It’s hard enough keeping yourself motivated so how do you expect to get anywhere if not even your personal trainer can push you in the right direction.

Listing out the most important traits you’ll want in your trainer:

  • Motivational
  • Knowledge
  • Personable
  • Professional
  • Dependable

What do be weary of. Go running in the other direction if your trainer tries to sell you products. That’s about as used car salesman as you can get in the industry. They shouldn’t be trying to sell you anything apart from the fitness services that you signed up for. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for their credentials. Are they certified? Do they have any references? Are the insured? Do they have CPR certification? These are all important questions to ask them before you begin training.


How much should you pay for their services? If someone charges upwards of a hundred dollars then you know they are in it for the money or they better have golden credentials. We aren’t doctors here, are we! There are plenty of fitness professionals that are reasonably priced without the steep price tag. You don’t need a kinesiologist to get results. Look for someone with Canfitpro certification or with a college diploma in fitness and health promotion.

If you’re having a difficult time finding someone then simply look up trainers on Google. Kijiji has a lot of amateur trainers but there are some gems in the rough as well. Whatever you do, don’t go looking for the best-looking personal trainer. That’s for another day and another blog post!

Scott – Owner and Personal Trainer for Busy Bee Fitness Experts located in Toronto, Canada. View website for more information on Busy Bee and send an email for more information. Follow our social media pages for more fitness tips and promotions.