Personal trainers have to motivate and build people up, not tear them down.
It happened on Friday, oddly enough. I had a client tell me that she had just seen a friend of hers at the grocery store and her friend was terribly upset. Her friend had just got done working out with a personal trainer and the personal trainer must have had a bad day. She has been trying so hard to exercise, and she has been faithful every day. But for whatever reason, the personal trainer fussed at her for 20 minutes about not trying hard enough, and that she had to put more time into the gym, etc…. I know personal trainers are suppose to push clients, but there is a line that can be crossed very easily. Personal trainers have to be supportive and loving to their clients. Personal trainers have to motivate and build people up, not tear them down. That single act could totally turn this lady off of fitness. Personal trainers, you have to care about the people you are training. If you are only in this for the money or to pass the time, do everyone a favor and find another job. You are only hurting people and I don’t want you representing yourself as a “personal trainer” when the only person you really care about is you.