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While at the gym, I like to observe other trainers to see what they are doing & how they are interacting with their clients. It seems that most personal trainers view their job as just that…a job. Make it a career or get out. Here is a list of things that I’ve witnessed first hand while working as a trainer or while observing other trainers:

  1. Don’t perform any type of assessment.
  2. Wearing sunglasses. Indoors.
  3. Playing with their phone while “training”.
  4. Get upset when they don’t make their clients vomit during the session.
  5. Talk more about themselves instead of figuring out the client’s wants/needs.
  6. Have never written 1 thing down.
  7. Have never written a program or had a plan of attack.
  8. Have no reasoning behind their choice of exercise.
  9. An overall lack of interest during the session.
  10. Start at the end of a progression instead of the beginning.
  11. Haven’t done any professional reading in the last 5 years.

The overall lack of interest is what really bugs me. If you have no interest in helping someone, be honest with them and yourself.

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