Thanks for the question. You look for a fit trainer. If I wasn’t fit, I wouldn’t feel right about promoting wellness. I feel it is the highest calling for a Personal Trainer to be what he/she is asking her clients to be.
In addition, they must be certified by a National Certification like ACE, NCSM or ACSM. The tests these trainers take are very difficult and take a great deal of preparation and knowledge about the human body. For example, only 50% of the people that take the ACE Certification pass it the first time.
Finally, yes, they must be professionals who have a passion for fitness!
Thomas, I must say that this portal has really made things much easier for me.
One of the questions I ask is why, particularly if one responds to a job search and I am not able to find them on the portal is, “what prevents him/her from building a profile on this portal.
I find that when one participates on this portal, one gets to learn a little about a prospective candidate or employee.
In addition to the above, I look for knowledge and application of knowledge. Appearance plays a part too as my company sells wellness and it is important that that be represented through one appearance.