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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Should I choose a personal trainer that is the same gender as me?

    Are male personal trainers more familiar with helping men become fit … and are female personal trainers a better fit for females? Or does it not matter?
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  • Matt Tinski

    Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer

    Matt offers professional advice for introducing and / or fine tuning exercise for weight loss and has assisted many clients with various chronic illnesses to … View Profile

    If it matters to YOU, then yes it matters. Personally, if I were choosing a PT, I would choose a female because I get intimidated by braindead muscle gym junkie males… but that's a personal opinion.

    What really matters is the PT's knowledge and ability to understand how to assist you. Since the tertiary education system is “generic”, it means all trainers *should (depending on the institution they've “studied” at) be taught the same principles and techniques. Gender is something that is YOUR choice based on YOUR wants & needs.

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