Shameless plug for an original piece I have running at the awesome Men’s Health website.

Personal training is a huge business. Back in 1997 (when I started) it was just a way for young, fit people to earn spare cash that didn’t involve waiting tables or standing out front of lame night clubs asking 17 year-olds for photo ID.


Nowadays, forget about it. According to the New York Times, it’s one of the fastest growing occupations in America.

It’s also a woefully unregulated industry. And with so many schemers seeing the potential for a quick and easy buck, there are as many lousy personal trainers as there are good ones (if not more).

Read this article to see 5 easy ways to spot the one’s you should avoid.