Personal Training Expectations: The Humorous Side Of Things


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Here’s A Few Humorous Personal Training Expectations From My 22 Years Of Experience As An Austin Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer in Austin for over 21 years, I thought I’d use this particular blog entry as a rather humorous/common sense guide for what to expect when hiring a personal trainer. I’ll call this personal training expectations… and vice versa. All of these humorous do’s and don’ts are based upon actual events that have happened over my past 21 plus years as an Austin personal trainer. Here’s the do’s and don’ts.

Do tell me what exactly your fitness goals are.

Don’t tell me how you think I should go about helping you achieve them. Better yet, don’t tell me how your friend, a personal trainer for the past 2 months, who is desperately in search of a gym to hire him or her, told you how things need to be done. If you do that, my rates quadruple and I may just go read a book while you continue your workout.

Do arrive on time for your session.

Don’t
keep asking me how much time is left in a whiny voice like a small child on a road trip. We get there when we get there. Hopefully your parents instilled that in you at a young age so this doesn’t happen.

Do ask how much personal training costs.

Don’t tell me that you’ll trade me your ripped recliner and a broken television set for 10 sessions…unless it’s got a semi functional massager, of course.

Do buy a membership to my gym so we can workout and get you to your goals.

Don’t
ask me if I want to buy the treadmill sitting in your bedroom that you have hung your clothes on for the past decade. It’s not reasonable to assume I will buy your junk when amassing your personal training expectations.

Do bring me a detailed food journal so that I can see what you’re eating.

Don’t tell me that you eat carrot sticks and broccoli with lean meat and fish exclusively when you weigh 750 pounds and the back window of your car is piled high with Pizza Hut boxes. Honesty and personal accountability are essential for success. The dentist knows if you truly floss or not, and I know if you truly are eating properly and drinking enough water.

Do hire me as your Austin personal trainer because I know what I’m doing, and guarantee results… provided you do ask I ask you to do… I’m also a pretty nice guy… just saying.

Don’t tell me I don’t know what I’m doing because you have only lost 3 pounds in the past 6 months of working with me when you drink 4 Dr. Peppers per day, coupled with 2 margaritas, don’t do any of the cardio I’ve asked you to do, and eat fast food at every turn. How the hell you lost 3 pounds, or any weight, for that matter, is beyond me!

Do tell me why you go to a doctor.

Don’t tell me what your doctor said to do in the gym or how to eat. Doctors are not trained in these matters and are not in the personal training business and therefore, aren’t qualified to make those statements. I know this because I train 6 doctors. 3 of which are semi professional athletes, and I do all of their physical therapy, nutrition, and rehabilitative work. So there!

Do disclose everything I will need to know about you in order to train you safely, and effectively.

Don’t
all of a sudden tell me that you’re 4 months pregnant because you didn’t want to jinx it. If I don’t know certain things, I can inadvertently injure you. In the aforementioned case, If a woman is lying down flat on her back after the first trimester, she can restrict blood flow to her baby and cause irreparable damage to the fetus.

The final, for now, do and don’t scenario in the realm of personal training expectations, is one that gets played out over and over again. Therefor, it’s a good one to end on.

Do say hi to me at a dinner party.

Don’t approach me at a dinner party and tell me how you knew a guy in high school who could kick my ass because he was bigger than me. Further, don’t go on to drunkenly inform me of the workout you’re going to embrace after your 15 year fitness layoff in painstakingly slurred detail that you and I both know is not going to happen. Congratulations if you do go for a sober walk occasionally, but my dinner is getting cold, and I must be going now.

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My name is Andy Bruchey and I founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition and sports specific training.
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Personal Training Expectations: The Humorous Side Of Things
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Personal Training Expectations: The Humorous Side Of Things
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Longtime Austin personal trainer Andy Bruchey reveals some humorous anecdotes from his 22 years as a trainer on some people's personal training expectations and realities.
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My name is Andy Bruchey and I am a longtime Austin personal trainer having founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition, and sports specific training for professionals. Contact me today to see how I can help you!
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