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Mike ODonnell
04-02-2007, 12:23 PM
I'm thinking of making a website just based on this.....so I have:

- He gets his new workouts from magazines
- He uses the words "Core Stability" and "Functional" in everything he says
- He has more than one balance board
- He carries a cell phone with him during a workout
- He wants to workout with you
- He makes you have "arms" day
- He wears a cut off shirt
- He says the word "Tone"

what else am I missing?

Steve Liberati
04-02-2007, 12:53 PM
-He stares at himself in the mirror with precision like focus as he demonstrates every single exercise in your workout.
-He wears speedos with a sleeveless baggy shirt tucked out.
-He asks everyone that walks by "How YOU doing" instead of correcting your form like he should be.
-He eats 3 protein bars that resemble a sole of a shoe during your training session and picks his teeth afterwards before he lays his sweaty hands around your waist.

Steve Shafley
04-02-2007, 12:59 PM
He wears a cut off shirt

HEY HEY HEY NOW!!!! BETTER BACK OFF THAT ONE!

Mike ODonnell
04-02-2007, 01:02 PM
HEY HEY HEY NOW!!!! BETTER BACK OFF THAT ONE!

Implied in public while working out a client.....during your own workout anything goes....and cut off if different than a tank...as in you cut it....

Steve Shafley
04-02-2007, 01:14 PM
One day I found out that my wife threw out all of my sleeveless flannel shirts. I was not amused at the self satisified smirk on her face when I asked her where they were.

Robb Wolf
04-03-2007, 10:13 AM
One day I found out that my wife threw out all of my sleeveless flannel shirts. I was not amused at the self satisified smirk on her face when I asked her where they were.

We will hook you up with a new batch Shaf! That is a tough look to beat!

James Evans
04-03-2007, 10:24 AM
-You saw him at a gym promo at the local mall. He's more out of shape than you are.

-Because he has seen Rocky and has access to the heavy bag and/or focus pads he thinks he's a boxing coach.

-His mind, and both eyes, clearly wander from your list of goals for 2007 to the spandex bound ass of the blonde on the stairclimber.

-He offers 'Golf Conditioning'. Without a flicker of irony.

-He needs to refer to this:

http://www.thefitmap.co.uk/exercise/tools/videos/index.htm

-If you're using resistance bands he can't resist whipping you with one.

-He touches you. All the fecking time. Get off me! It's a 10lb db curl. You do not need to feel me up in order to correct my form.

Ron Nelson
04-03-2007, 10:49 AM
-He has you spend the first 20 minutes of your 35 minute workout on the stair-stepper to "Get warmed up for the real work."

Saw that last night at the 24hr Fatness. Laziest trainers ever.

Josh Hillis is the obvious exception, skinny arms or no.

Jonathan Owen
04-03-2007, 06:22 PM
-He has a brochure promoting himself where he casually drops that he was an underwear model next to a pic of him in underwear.
-You have seen him with 15 different clients and he has all of them doing the same routine on swiss balls.

Mike ODonnell
04-03-2007, 06:34 PM
- He buys everything in the Power Systems catalog
- He has all of Ryan Lee's How to be a Millionaire CDs
- He is dressed like a Spartan in the gym to capitalize on 300's success

Jamila Bey
04-05-2007, 01:05 AM
Let's be gender inclusive here guys

- He can't stop staring at your ass
- Every woman he trains has to do something "bouncy" every workout... with her hands held over her head
- He's openly surprised when his female client says, "Lemme have the 25s." And they're doing DB squats.
- He doesn't want you to hurt yourself with all those free weights
- He reminds you to NEVER let your knees go beyond your toes

Pierre Auge
04-05-2007, 02:47 AM
OK Let's go in this direction:

- She has to spot you for everything
- Her BEST clients of three+ years are still morbidly obese
- She has b-ackne! (dianabol anyone?)
- She thinks powerlifters have no technique
- Thinks the best way to improve your deadlifts are swiss ball scapulae retractions
- Thinks that because her husband is Special Forces that she is Special Forces

Allen Yeh
04-05-2007, 03:01 AM
Well this wasn't me but definitely a boss I had at WSC:

-He makes/turns PNF stretching into looking like it came from The Kama Sutra just about anywhere in the gym.
-He uses the massage room to pick up on women (oh wait why was he getting seperated again?)
-He tries to sell AS to the trainers working for him and is shocked when they tell him no thanks.


Ok I could probably go on all day....

Jamila Bey
04-05-2007, 01:53 PM
I think we had the same boss!

Mike ODonnell
04-05-2007, 04:47 PM
- He wears too much Axe body spray
- His night job is a male dancer....forgot about that guy

Jamila Bey
04-05-2007, 09:13 PM
I did rather enjoy letting "Sexual Chocolate" spot my... um... O-lifts the other day. (I can snatch so much more with someone's hands on my hips from behind me!)

But it's okay because he dances only for his boyfriends.

Allen Yeh
04-06-2007, 04:54 AM
- He wears too much Axe body spray
- His night job is a male dancer....forgot about that guy

You worked with him too?