Would you Train with an Overweight Trainer?
I posed this question as part of anonymous poll. To my surprise, the responses varied.
Here a few of the answers I received:
“Unfortunately, I wouldn’t. The gym is the one place where results are shown and being vain is probably the easiest way to determine who is healthy in and outside of the gym. It’s pretty hard for me to take instruction from someone who doesn’t necessarily practice what they preach. If I am working on in hopes of seeing results, I only hope that while you are training others several times a day that some sort of results would also be shown from your end as well.”
“No, I need someone whose body inspires me. I wouldn’t train with someone too bulky either, that would probably intimidate me.”
“Yes! More motivation for me NOT to look like that person.”
“Maybe. If the person was really good at what he or she did, I would consider it. But I definitely would have to see other clients they worked with. You can’t judge a book by his or her cover!”
Would you work out with an overweight trainer? Tell us why or why not!
*Bonus* If you haven’t heard the amazing story of Drew Manning, the personal trainer who packed on 70 pounds over a course of a year, in order to see what it was like being overweight, it’s worth a read!
After hearing his clients complain that he didn’t understand what it was like to carry so much weight around, he decided to walk in their shoes … literally. He told Deseret News:
“I don’t have the energy I used to.My wife feels like I’ve become lazier. I don’t help out as much. I’m lethargic. I’m more self-conscious, nothing feels like it fits right. I’m uncomfortable in my own skin.”
Read more about his journey here!