This is the first question I ask every person who wants to join my class. I am not a teacher in a conservative way, my job and profession is a gym trainer. I will assume that you till now don’t know one person who is in the real fitness industry, so let take it slow.
I don’t look like I jump from the front page of the fitness magazine, I am not food freak and I don’t make 1 million push-ups in the day. The thing I teach in my classes is how to be happy with what you are. It is true life art to truly learn how to love yourself on a daily basis.
People who join in my classes expect big results, fast changes in very limited short periods of time. They read magazines, especially ladies who are in most cases are young mothers or in average age between 25 to 45, not more and rarely less.
I used to have a group of people filled with bitterness accusing my program and me of loss of their precious money, not even thinking that what they ask from me and the program they want is impossible.
At a certain point, they understand but either quit their training or compelled by necessity if they continue.
The reason I chose this kind of job was simple – I made the change in my life that was very difficult for me and decide it is time to start thinking about myself and my health and not only about what other people want or think it is normal for a mother to do.
In the past, my appearance was very gravity-challenged and after three pregnancies I allotted many extra ‘compartments’ in places where usually an average girl of my age has curves. Curves were fired after the second baby. I was not happy, but not able to prevent it. The thing that bothered me is not anyone telling me anything, but someone telling me not. People look content with my life and saying nothing better will ever happen to me.
Same attitude I see with all people who come in gym seeking for glorified golden measurements. Sorry, not there yet. We are still human beings, not gods. Disappointment is obvious.
To achieve different persona, different looks, you have to act upon your own life and change it. Being angry and vengeful will not do much, it can not melt fat. That attitude plus chili burgers, I must say it is not working.
So, before changing people’s body I like to see if there is a way to change their mind. If not, they may go to easier program that only melts few pounds (and my coworker does that). It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Source: my day job