Is your trainer a ridiculous putz?
Recently, Ruschelle was approached by a trainer in our globo gym, trying to make a sales pitch for personal training sessions. He had spoken to her a while ago and apparently had forgotten that she was a trainer and that she had been a member for 2 years. After asking Ruschelle what the 'average/decent mile pace is' (R said 8.0min/mile), he proceeded to boast that he can get her running at 2.0 min/mile by doing workouts on treadmill.
Now, since the world's fastest mile has been set at 3:43.13, I find it a bit hard to believe that the personal trainer at our gym is going to get Ruschelle running under the world record. I would love to see him try.
I try to find everything there is to know about my client and make it a point to learn something new about them as we go along every session.
As a Finance guy, I try to find out who I am speaking with, what role they play in the larger picture etc.
As an Engineer I over-analyze the elevator I take every day to get to office and how my efficiency can improve drastically if I am allowed regular breaks :)
And as an 'Alien in this country' I try to find out ways where I can contribute to the society and community I live in and make a difference in any shape or form with the opportunities that I have been given here.
I told Ruschelle the best thing she could do for the misinformed young man trying to sell her a $1500 pt package was to explain that he needs to know his shit before he approaches ANYBODY every again. She agreed.
So, is your trainer a ridiculous putz? The answer is probably "yes" because we all can be. It is good however to know that we can always improve.Add a comment