What types of customers have you worked with?
Usually weight-loss, leaning, and toning. Alot of misconceptions about Exercise have left people rather bewildered, so I have to do a little debunking, or re-programming, as we begin. I do get some interest too, typcially guys, who would like to add 10-20lbs of muscle too. Usually people already have a specific goal of what they want, or when, or a number in mind... And I come in and blaze that trail.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure it's the right fit. Do they specialize is what it is specifically in what you are after? Its like Medicine, some Doctors are more concentrated in the foot, or the kidneys, or endocrinology. And its the same for Trainers, some have a good base of knowledge in a very general sense, but nothing specifically that will speed things along more than any other Trainer can. I specialize in 3 things and I don't deviate from that: Accelerated Weight-loss, Bodybuilding / Weight-gain, and making better Athletes. Others may be a better fit for functional movement patters, post-operation and injury rehab, marathon training etc. You have to know who you are talking to in order to truly help yourself.