You’ve Lost Weight!

Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Four: You've Lost Weight! Day One Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Two Me: (Wears long pants). Client: Day Three Me: (Wears shorts). Client: You've lost weight!!! Don’t be that guy. Weight loss … Continue reading You’ve Lost Weight!

Can I Get Water?

Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter Three: Can I Get Water? Day One (Ten minutes into the class). Client: Can I get water? Me: Sure. (Client walks to water fountain. No one else stops for water. I continue with … Continue reading Can I Get Water?

How Light?

Confessions of a Fitness Professional Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what. Chapter One: How Light? Day One Me:  Welcome everyone! Please get a pair of light dumbbells. Client:  How light? Me: It’s up to you. Client: Like light light? Me: Yes. Client: Like three's? Me: Sure. (Client picks up … Continue reading How Light?

Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?

Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?