If you are considering engaging a personal trainer, and even more, if you are considering becoming a personal trainer, please read this.
What do you think a personal trainer does?
I asked this question on my facebook page, and I got some great answers – all from people who currently have a personal trainer or have used the services of one at some point.
There was no answer from anyone who has never had a trainer…
And we wouldn’t expect there to be, right? I mean, if you have never had a personal trainer how could you be expected to know what a personal trainer does?
By what you see on TV? (genuinely awful).
Your training goal becomes the fading image of a midsummer night’s dream if you put yourself in the position of suffering from chronic shoulder pain and are unable to continue to do the type of training that is relevant to your goal.
As I see it, my role as a trainer is to take all my available education and information that has come to me from text books, science, mentoring, my own training, and time spent on the ground with real people in real situations, and be able to correctly individualise and apply that knowledge to suit the person in front of me.
I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of training ecto’s.
It is immensely rewarding to take a blank canvas – a wiry, skinny body with the muscle mass of someone who has just been awakened in The Matrix – and to train it properly, and to watch it grow, develop strength and stability, and to see the immense self-satisfaction in the eyes of the guy (or girl) who originally came to me saying that they had ‘tried everything’ and it was impossible for them to gain any tangible amount of muscle. Gosh, I sound a bit like an Arts Major, don’t I… 😉Continue reading “– It’s Not Your Genetics Keeping You Skinny, It’s The Way You Train.”
How many different variations of squats do you know?
One of my favourite things is helping people to feel successful in the gym, to feel like it is actually possible to get stronger, fitter, change the composition of their body. Success breeds confidence. And confidence breeds success.Continue reading “– DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN WRONG.”