Google’s Most Asked Fitness Questions

Google’s Most Asked Fitness Questions

From the latest Instagram-worthy healthy recipes, to top techniques to use in the gym… when it comes to finding fitness advice fast, Google is only a click away.

Fitness fanatics turn to Google to answer a variety of health and fitness questions every day. Sports nutritionists, Maxinutrition took a look at some of the most popular questions asked. We took a look at who’s qualified to provide the answers.

The most popular search was, ‘how to lose weight fast’, with a whopping 486,000 people asking Google this headscratcher in a year.

The second most popular search was similar… ‘best way to lose weight’.

The focus on weight loss is unsurprising, as many gym goers admit they struggle to maintain a healthy diet and weight loss success. This is where the help of a Personal Trainer can make a huge difference. Forget quick fix tricks and celebrity-endorsed fad diets. Long term weight loss is about making long term lifestyle changes. Sadly, many people are looking for easy weight loss techniques with fast results. Despite what many ‘experts’ online may have to say, these techniques don’t exist. As a Personal Trainer, you’ll be ready to offer the knowledge, advice and motivation to make healthy lifestyle changes. No fad diets in sight.

145,200 people a year take to Google on the quest for the perfect six pack… ‘how to get a six pack.’

For many gym goers, a defined six pack signifies fitness success. Though there’s a lot of mixed advice about how to sculpt the perfect abs. We all have them, though it takes specific techniques and dedicated training to make them stand proud. Sadly, simply doing hundreds of sit-ups every day isn’t enough, and this ‘expert’ misconception leads many to become demotivated in their efforts when the results fail to show.

As a fitness professional, you’ll be able to work with those with ambitions for awesome abs, through strategically planned workout techniques and nutritional guidance.

Not everyone is hellbent on shedding the pounds for the summer ahead. 79,200 people a year ask ‘how to gain weight’.

Gaining weight, just like losing weight involves careful planning and dedication. The same way that restricting the body to a seriously low calorie diet can have damaging effects for weight losers, eating too much of the wrong stuff can lead to health issues for gainers.

Qualified Personal Trainers are trained to advise and coach clients in sensible diet choices, nutrition and effective exercise that sees results. As a fully trained fitness specialist, you’ll be equipped to work with the evidently large numbers of people trying to gain weight, and ensure they do it safely and effectively.

It’s great to see so many Googlers motivated to get regular exercise. Next on the list was, ‘best exercise to lose weight’.

Whilst all exercise that gets the heart pumping can be beneficial, the ‘best’ exercise depends on the person, their lifestyle and their goals. As a qualified Personal Trainer, understanding your clients needs, aspirations and capabilities will be the first point in your journey towards their success. There are hundreds, thousands of unqualified ‘fitness experts’ online, offering their own amazing weight loss workouts. Though, as many have found the hard way, taking advice from those unqualified to provide it, can lead to poor results, injury and potential health issues.

The remaining most popular searches were:

‘how to build muscle’ (52,800)
‘best foods for weight loss’ (34,800) 
‘how much protein do I need’ (28,800)
‘how to get bigger arms’ (22,800)

Whilst these are all great questions for qualified fitness professionals to answer, sadly, there’s a whole heap of answers from those not qualified to dole them out. Google is great for finding fast information, though many gym-goers find that taking the first advice they’re given, isn’t always the best.

As a qualified Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor, or fitness specialist, you’ll have the premium level training required to be able to answer these questions in person, online, in the street… to whoever is asking!Not only will your advice have credibility and educated backing, it will also lead to results.

So as the world strives to find the answers to those burning fitness questions, you’ll be ready and waiting to show them the way.

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