A recent AP story is calling for the fitness industry to push for better qualified personal trainers. Years ago the best personal trainer was the one who was the most muscular and had the best six pack, but today we have to wonder, “Can they help me with my heart disease?” As the baby boomers get older, health is more important than vanity. It may shock a lot of people to know that many of the personal trainers you encounter may have been certified through a weekend online course that took just a few hours. There are so many certifications out there that are meant to be easy, and the ones who suffer from it are the clients. The story talks about Purdue creating a personal training degree program that helps educate professional on how to be a personal trainer. It’s about time, and I hope other universities follow. I know you may be desperate to achieve results, but please research before you just hire anyone to work with you. You are making a big investment into your health, and choosing the wrong trainer could lead to an injury instead of the results you were hoping to achieve. Do your research first. You will be glad you did.