I can't stand it when some 20-something coach tries to talk about being in shape or losing fat that they never had in the first place. Look, being in shape when you're in your early 20's is a breeze. It's as easy as it will ever get. If you aren't in shape in your early 20's then you're not even trying. Listening to trainers in their 20's talk about how hot they think they are because of their six packs makes me want to puke.
Show me someone that actually TRAINS!! Don't show me someone that's naturally thin because that's too easy. Show me a coach that personally lost 100lbs. and I'll listen to what they have to say. Show me a coach that went from 100lbs. soaking wet to 200lbs. of muscle and I'm all ears. Show me a coach in their 40's or older and that looks 25 and I'll learn from them.
I came across two fantastic quotes this past week: "You can't give what you haven't got" and "You can't teach what you don't know." Excellent advice but that "knowing" part needs a new definition, which I will gladly provide tomorrow.
When I look at a coach, I don't expect to see perfection but I do expect to see results. Does the coach embody what they preach? If not, then move right along.