My motivation was the onset of middle age. Extra weight, general unhealthy lifestyle and wanting to be stronger and healthier as the years go on and be in the best position to deal with health issues as I get older.
I interviewed 3 trainers.
The first was way over the top he even stripped down to nothing to show his body, my training buddy insisted, pissed our selves laughing ( he was straight :shock
The second was more interested in getting us to use a particular gym, which isnt the best not clean and full of roided up bouncers/ doormen.
We went with the last guy, Agba, he used to train at a gym i went to in Oman.
I will admit at first I was excited to have a big burly Arab guy training me but I got on well with him and besides checking him out in movements etc in the end he worked me so hard that i forgot how sexy he was even when he would touch me to make sure I was working the right muscles.
I think it came down to his expertise, his age (both 42) and his demenour. He pushes me when I need it but also understands that a 42 year old guy who needed to gain muscle and loose flab, hadnt worked out in years sometimes needs a gentler form of excercise. He understood that my body was going through massive change and somedays i would just feel old and sore.
Also the only one that asked to know my medical test results etc.