Isnt there an inherent flaw in the concept of a personal trainer?

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01/03/2013 at 11:39

So youre a personal trainer and someone contacts you wanting to train...... woohoo more money in the bank for you .... then you meet them, discover they are lazy (if they werent, they wouldnt need a personal trainer), so then you have to tread that fine line between pushing them hard, but not pushing them to where they go 'Oh I cant be bothered with this anymore'.

So in reality a lot of personal trainers wouldnt actually push their clients as hard as they would want to because they would be too afraid of losing their business.

cougie    pirate
01/03/2013 at 11:56
It takes 2 to train. If the client isn't willing to be pushed that hard then you'd be stupid to get them doing a training session worthy of an Olympic contender.

Finding a level that the client is happy with and that gives them a benefit is the key.
And for most people - any activity is better than what they'd have done without knowing they're paying ??30 for the privilege of a trainer.
01/03/2013 at 11:56

Yep, think you've answered that.

01/03/2013 at 11:57

David I meant, not Cougie

01/03/2013 at 11:57

Thats like saying a driving instructor doesn't want their students to pass the driving test.

There are people out there who enjoy their jobs and want to see people acheive their goals. And if their clients acheive them then they as a PT have accomplished something too. Great, move on to the next one.

If they are half smart then they will be setting their clients the next challenge. When they've acheived that: next challenge. Next PB, next distance record.

Though I concede there will probably be a minority of cowboys out there milking people for all they are worth.

01/03/2013 at 12:15

"Though I concede there will probably be a minority of cowboys out there milking people for all they are worth."

Would that be IT contractors, who charge their clients a daily rate but spend their time  creating contentious threads on web forums?

 

01/03/2013 at 12:24
Come on...you are missing David's point here, which is he is fishing for someone who has a personal trainer to take offence at his remark he thinks they are lazy.

I wonder if anyone is that stupid that they will bite
Edited: 01/03/2013 at 12:24
01/03/2013 at 12:29

DR7, sorry I was a bit slow then ... has that one that DF3 hooked last week appeared back on the forurm, or has she been frightened off? 

01/03/2013 at 12:41
stutyr wrote (see)

Would that be IT contractors, who charge their clients a daily rate but spend their time  creating contentious threads on web forums?

I would agree with that, being an IT contractor myself!

Putting it into that context also, its like a programmer writing code he knows is going to have bugs in it long term forcing people to buy an upgrade every year. We refer to this as the Microsoft model.

01/03/2013 at 12:50
stutyr wrote (see)

"Though I concede there will probably be a minority of cowboys out there milking people for all they are worth."

Would that be IT contractors, who charge their clients a daily rate but spend their time  creating contentious threads on web forums?

 

Umm, errr, I dont know what youre talking about

01/03/2013 at 12:52
dean richardson 7 wrote (see)
Come on...you are missing David's point here, which is he is fishing for someone who has a personal trainer to take offence at his remark he thinks they are lazy.

I wonder if anyone is that stupid that they will bite

While I was actually trying to make a point, in the back of mind I was hoping this would occur to ........ like stutyr said about the other girl who was on here who apparently had an 'ironman' trainer .... presumably he is better than a regular trainer.

 

01/03/2013 at 13:21

What about these guys who set themselves up as 'Life Coaches'?

 

 

01/03/2013 at 13:22
Quite a high proportion of PTs are also porn actors. Fact.
01/03/2013 at 13:23

ive met one of these 'life coaches' and he was driving round in a brand new car and had a nice suit to match!

somewhere along his career some idiots paid for his services 

01/03/2013 at 13:24

Gold for a PT is the fat man/woman who comes to them, sign them on for 6 months, cash up front and take them for a walk/jog once per week weight them weekly tell them they look better and happy days

01/03/2013 at 13:26
mattywarr wrote (see)
stutyr wrote (see)

Would that be IT contractors, who charge their clients a daily rate but spend their time  creating contentious threads on web forums?

I would agree with that, being an IT contractor myself!

Putting it into that context also, its like a programmer writing code he knows is going to have bugs in it long term forcing people to buy an upgrade every year. We refer to this as the Microsoft model.

Good business sense is to fire your IT people and bring in enthuisiastic amateurs, fraction of the cost and with a point to prove, that's my business model

01/03/2013 at 13:39
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

While I was actually trying to make a point, in the back of mind I was hoping this would occur to ........ like stutyr said about the other girl who was on here who apparently had an 'ironman' trainer .... presumably he is better than a regular trainer.

I think you might have 'jumped the shark' chap. You'll have to move on to politics or something if you want to top your marathon 'running' thread.

01/03/2013 at 13:54
JMopper wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

While I was actually trying to make a point, in the back of mind I was hoping this would occur to ........ like stutyr said about the other girl who was on here who apparently had an 'ironman' trainer .... presumably he is better than a regular trainer.

I think you might have 'jumped the shark' chap. You'll have to move on to politics or something if you want to top your marathon 'running' thread.

I may well have had my 'fonzie' moment .......

01/03/2013 at 14:29
dean richardson 7 wrote (see)
Come on...you are missing David's point here, which is he is fishing for someone who has a personal trainer to take offence at his remark he thinks they are lazy.

I wonder if anyone is that stupid that they will bite

They would have, if you hadn't tipped them off! 

Edited: 01/03/2013 at 14:29
01/03/2013 at 14:41

I think I'd quite like to have a personal trainer. I am also quite lazy, though. Shit, am I proving David's 'point'?

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