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Finding the right Personal Trainer is like finding the right pair of pants: it takes some time, but honestly you are really just finding what you want, or what fits. (oh yeah, I said 'fits' and it related to both trainers and pants)
Think first what your primary goal is. If your goal is to lose weight, most personal trainers will be able to help you with that, but ask if they have any experience in that realm. If your goal is more related to health because you have a bad back (for example), you want to find a Personal Trainer who has knowledge of postural anatomy and has done work before altering postural inconsistencies and the like with clients. Always make sure you ask for and get what you want. At a store buying pants, you would get the pair that actually fits you, not the one that doesn't.
If where you are searching for a Personal Trainer is at a gym, ask one of the counselors or owners of the gym about their Personal Trainers and they will help to give you one that fits yourneeds and wants. When looking places online and the like, make sure they have testimonials about their current/previous clientele, and if you are curious ask if you could contact one of them. If they're real people it shouldn't be an issue. All in all, always search until you find a Personal Trainer that fits what you are looking for and you feel comfortable with.