The authorities are extremely specific concerning the information on fake private trainers. Lots of trainers completed education in nutrition and weight administration counseling. Obesity is regarded as an epidemic and we can now stay away ...                                                                                                                                             

2. (on the back)  The writer of this article uses persuasive techniques to convince the reader that using a personal trainer is a better way to avoid obesity and to stay in shape. With "smaller groups", a person can actively succeed better when trying to lose weight. The writer states, "Obesity is regarded as an epidemic and we can now stay away from it by seeking for private coaching services." The writer wants people to seek private coaching "as opposed to standard fitness coaching, private coaching is more holistic." With "larger groups", people can't lose the weight they want to with so many people all together. The writer is trying to persuade the reader that private coaching is the better route to take instead of standard fitness coaching. "Lots of trainers completed education in nutrition and weight administration counseling", so, therefore, they know what they are doing when they private coach people. They are not saying that private coaching is the only way to avoid obesity, but it is the best way to avoid it.

1. The basic subject is people should consider taking private coaching in order to avoid obesity and lose weight.

2. Personal trainers completed education in nutrition and weight administration counseling, obesity is regarded as an epidemic, and there is a better chance that people will lose weight with personal trainers.

3. The writer encourages people to seek private coaching in order to lose weight.

4. The writer does not state her opinion directly. She simply says that private coaching may be a better way to lose weight.

6. The columnist is very persuasive and wants people to follow her advice.

7. The article was written for people who want to lose weight.

8. No, the writer doesn't offer enough evidence. The writer states a few facts, but not enough to convince me to get private coaching.