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7 Mistakes Personal Trainers Often Make

First Posted: 11/07/11 09:38 AM ET   Updated: 11/14/11 09:57 PM ET

If you're springing for a personal trainer, you want to make sure you're getting the best workout for your time. "That hour is yours, and it’s yours to do what you want to do with it," says Melissa Paris, founder of Melissa Paris Fitness. If your trainer is guilty of one of these mistakes, getting an optimal workout can be downright difficult. Check out a few of the more common transgressions to make sure your next trainer is sin-free.

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"It's okay if you're late, but a trainer never should be," says Paris. "And they should always confirm! Even if it's a regular appointment."

Paris says not every trainer will offer this, but if your trainer does reschedule on you or change your appointment at the last minute, she likes to give a free session to the client. "Other trainers hate me for it!" she says, though it may be worth checking if your trainer has a similar policy.
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