I’ll admit, I wasn’t up for the gym today. My trainer’s enthusiasm was waning as well so there wasn’t a lot of chit chat while I worked out. While I’m glad I went today so I could get it over with and feel like I did something good for my health, I’m having some reservations if he’s the right trainer for me. We’ve had more than four sessions together so I feel like I’m getting to know him.
Can someone who’s familiar with a gym and having a personal trainer give me some advice??? Maybe my expectations are too high? Too low?
Because correct me if I’m wrong….
I’m paying you to watch me work out and to make sure that the exercises you’re making me do, I’m doing correctly. So I’m not paying you to zone out and watch the rest of the gym and ignore me.
When you say Do 10 Reps, apparently I’m the only one counting while you’re checking your phone constantly?
And when I get to 10 Reps, you always tell me to do 2 more which I’m ok with, but in my head I’m mad because I DID WHAT YOU TOLD ME and I KNOW you’re not counting!
Today you put me on the treadmill for 10 minutes as a warm up. Hell, if I knew I was going to warm up that way today, I would have showed up 10 minutes earlier and not had the treadmill during my 30 minute training session. Am I wrong to feel that way? Because my walking on the treadmill doesn’t require anything from you. In fact, you left me for the 10 minutes. Maybe you needed a break?
I get it that we all have bad days or days when we’ve got stuff on our minds. But I just feel like he’s marking time while he’s ‘training’ me. We do the same exercises and half the time I know he’s not watching to see if I am doing them right. So I have to ask him. Am I not paying for his attention to detail so I don’t get hurt?
I’m sorry for the rant today, but even though I was enthusiastic about his youth, thinking that he would motivate me, I feel like he’s just bored and I’m feeling that way too. Maybe we both need a new partner? He needs a big muscle guy to push and I need someone who will actually tell me what I’m doing right (a little praise motivates me well!) and what I’m doing wrong (so I don’t hurt myself).
He’s a nice kid, but I don’t think he’s very experienced. You can tell he works out, but that doesn’t always mean he can teach/train. In fact, he told me one of the first sessions that he was a finance major in college. Maybe there’s nothing for us to talk about because of our age difference? Maybe he’s bored with an older lady who’s just starting out? Maybe we both just had an off day today?
Ok, so what do you think? Please be kind, but honest. Thanks.