The things personal trainers say and do, directly define their income. This means they are pretty used to biting their tongue when it comes to clients. So, we spoke to a few fellow trainers, twisted some seriously muscly arms, and got the goss’ on what personal trainers wish they could say to their clients.
1. Stop telling us that you don’t eat ‘greens’
Oh, sorry! We didn’t realise we were training children. Also, just an FYI, there are hundreds of types of greens, which can be prepared thousands of ways. Saying that you don’t like any of them is actually absurd.
Lastly, hate to say it, but grown ups sometimes do things because they are the right things to do, not because it’s what they like doing.
2. We are sick of hearing that people don’t have enough time to train
From now on, every time you go to say ‘I didn’t have time’, force yourself to say the truth, ‘It isn’t a priority’. Still feel confortable with your excuse? Didn’t think so.
Also, where are all of your hours going? A 30-minute workout takes up about 2% of your day. Start thinking about your days in 30-minute blocks, and record how those blocks are used. Spending 10 hours a week watching TV? Sounds like some perfect workout time.
Lastly, you have the same hours in the day as Beyoncé. Case closed.
3. Quit telling us exercise is boring
So you find brushing your teeth and taking showers entertaining? The people who never miss a workout are the ones who view it just like brushing their teeth. Complaining about it is just silly.
Also, if don’t enjoy your day-to-day workouts, lets talk about how to shake things up when we aren’t together.
4. Don’t brag about your hang over
Honestly? It is a little offensive when you turn up hung over. You knew you had an appointment with us at 6am, yet you still chose to go out drinking?
This isn’t just about the money for us. We want to help you become the best version of yourself, and you aren’t making it easy.
5. Give up apologising for smelling
You wouldn’t believe the amount of people who turn around and say, ‘sorry if I smell.’ Thing is, if you really do stink, we’ve already got a whiff. Everyone has. You’re in a confined air-conditioned space, and you knew you would be sweating.
All we’re saying is a little antiperspirant wouldn’t go astray. But don’t worry we still love you anyway.
The fact is no matter what you do and say we still care. You becoming the best you is our main priority. But if you avoid the above, we will love you just that tiny bit more.