If you were taking a class at the gym and the instructor was a little over weight would you question her ability to help you?
I am going to school for personal training and I learned that you have to keep up the image since the people will believe if you can not keep up your image you will not be able to help them. Does this sound accurate? If so what is your expectation? For example...as long as they are in better shape than you are you will trust them? Or can they be over weight but have a lot of muscle tone to be acceptable? Or do you take in account that they are educated and do not go by their apperance?
I ask because since I am going into the field, and there is pressure to look good. Your input would greatly be appreciated!