Think about the information we are constantly force fed over social media and online pertaining to fitness.
Trends. Everything is trendy. Superficial. Sexual. Quick Fixes.
Pretty much anything that can take invoke an immediate emotional response will be used against you. With that being said, please be conscious and aware of where you take advice from pertaining to YOUR fitness.
Would you walk into a doctors office accredited only by the fact that they have a nice ass in tights, a pretty face, and possibly a 6 pack? Personally, I would rather have a good understanding of accomplishments, education, and experience of that said doctor.
Maybe that's just me...
My point being this happens every day. People are taking advice and even PAYING people that have NO IDEA what they are even talking about. The internet has created a platform for uneducated trainers to make a quick dollar on those that feel lost and helpless. This leads to those clients becoming burned out, injured, or just simply lacking results. Most often that experience will leave a negative feeling towards remote coaching, programming, and possibly fitness in general. This is not only a disservice to the person, but also negatively impacts those that are qualified to help.
Please ask. Most often a simple "what are your qualifications" should do the trick. Not only would this help you achieve your goals and invest wisely, but it will also set you up with a healthy relationship with your trainer.
Good luck friends