Click the link below to view my interview on WAVE 3 News where I'm asked about my services as a Private Gym Trainer, an In Home Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Health Coach, and Life Coach in Louisville, KY.
A Personal Trainer IS your FriendA Personal Trainer ISN’T your Friend.Wait what? Yes if a Personal Trainer chooses to become friends with you and invite you to do friendly things outside of Personal training sessions that’s up to them but you shouldn't expect them to become your friend. A Personal Trainer can be a great trainer for you with our without becoming your friend. Walking the line between friend and trainer may be too difficult for most Trainers so you probably don’t want to risk losing them as your trainer by trying to befriend them. They could become your friend but stop providing you with quality workouts and coaching.
A Personal Trainer IS a Health Professional.A Personal Trainer ISN’T your therapist. If a Personal Trainer chooses to provide Health Coaching or Life Coaching you might start to confuse them with a certified therapist but a Personal Trainer should not provide professional therapy advice without a professional counseling degree.
A Personal Trainer IS Certified to provide fitness advice.A Personal Trainer ISN’T a medical doctor and shouldn't provide medical advice. If you have a serious injury don’t rely on your trainer for a diagnosis and treatment plan. They may have experience with your symptoms and can give you general advice but don’t count their advice as medical advice. If your pain or discomfort continues you should seek medical advice.
A Personal Trainer IS trained to provide exercises to improve your physical health.A Personal Trainer ISN’T a Physical TherapistA Personal Trainer can provide great exercises to heal an injury but they are not a certified Physical Therapist so they shouldn't keep you from seeking Physical Therapy and they should not be held accountable if your injury gets worse. It’s your responsibility to seek a physical therapist for injuries.
A Personal Trainer IS great at providing AccountabilityA Personal Trainer ISN’T your momOk this one’s supposed to be a little funny but seriously you shouldn't expect your trainer to”take care of you” like your mother did or possibly still does. To be honest some Trainers may find it hard to confront you when you start to toe the line then you’ll find yourself slacking off. You may think this is good at first because it makes you feel more comfortable but eventually you won’t see the results you need and you’ll be wasting your money.
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