The look of a trainer's workplace can vary widely. Although the majority of personal trainers house out of a specific gym or fitness centre, some trainers specialize in house calls or even travel with their clients. Other trainers work for large companies, offering customized services to that company's workforce. Still other trainers work within a college or educational arena.
In general, expect to work with a variety of exercise equipment, including free weights or Nautilus machines, cardio machines like Stairmasters or treadmills. Trainers may also be expected to teach or coach their clients through floor work, including stretching, toning, or Pilates work.
A trainer generally dresses in neat, professional clothing that may or may not be workout wear. A tucked-in shirt with a collar and khakis will give you a look of authority in the gym. Trainers who choose to dress in workout clothes should be sure to keep them fresh, neat, and clean. Remember that a trainer presents the image of fitness and health the client wants to emulate.