I had a conversation with a friend few days back about women personal trainer. He has just joined a commercial gym and hired a personal trainer. A guy obviously.
Out of curiousity, I asked him, "If given the choice, will you hire a woman PT or a guy PT?"
"A guy, definitely."
"You see ar, first, all the girls PT at the gym is soooooo skinny that you'll start wondering whether they can "save" you when you can't lift any more weights during the training. Let's say I was bench pressing, and in the last reps, suddenly, I got no more energy to push it back up. Do you think the girl PT can save me?"
What say you?
To me, first of all, and this applies to both gender, that when you are in this industry, it is really, really, crucial that you walk the talk. You are your own advertisement. I'm sure some of you know that some trainers at the commercial gym do not walk the talk. Flabby, chubby, big belly, etc, I'm sure you can spot easily at least 1 or 2 at the gym.
The most basic point - you just gotta look good, fit and toned enough to convince other people to sign up PT from you. If you yourself do not practice the good diet and the right training, how do you expect people to have confidence in you? It's just as simple as that.
So when you are toned and fit, at least you have already scored in the first impression.