I have SEEN trainers.....
- show up late (continuously) for their patiently waiting clients that arrived early for their warm up
- texting on their cell phone while clients are working out.
- eating breakfast
- drinking coffee
- chatting to other members, not focused on their client...especially bad when their client's form is incorrect
- wearing jeans and a jacket...hands in pockets!! Seriously!
I have done a bit of research on the trainers that I have seen, and have found that in most cases although they work for reputable gyms, they are not certified trainers and they do not have CPR or First Aid. They are uneducated and yet are collecting money as though they are professional trainers. How scary is that? You are trusting them to put you in safe positions and should something happen to you, they cannot help.
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