Regardless of whether you’ve been part of the fitness scene for several weeks or several years, you might know by now that not every piece of fitness advice you’ve been given is accurate. Some fitness trainers may have been trained so long ago that their practices are now considered outdated, whereas other trainers may have barely passed certification and as a result, are doling out advice that is slightly off-kilter.
If you’ve only just begun your weight-loss journey and fitness is still relatively new to you, you might be overwhelmed or even confused about what’s right, and what’s wrong. If you’ve been exercising regularly under the guidance of a personal trainer but are not seeing results, it’s possible that your trainer may not be as experienced as he or she initially seemed.
How can you tell if your fitness trainer has your best interests at heart? Take a look at the following factors to find out if it’s time to start looking for a new trainer.
Your trainer is obsessed with the scale
The scale isn’t the only weight-loss tool your trainer should take into consideration when tracking your weight loss, because you might be burning off pounds of fat, while also gaining pounds of muscle. Muscle is denser than fat, which means that one pound of muscle is much smaller in size than one pound of fat. This partially explains why some people will lose inches and fit in smaller clothing sizes even if their weight doesn’t budge. If your trainer relies solely on the scale instead of on your measurements, it’s time to find a new trainer.