Wednesday, August 01, 2018
I've had a lot of life changes in past few years, retired, sold my condo, moved to another state and bought a house. Even though my family is here, I miss my network of friends sometimes very, very much. Oh yeah, I've also gained about 20 pounds while sitting on my butt trying to find something to do.
I always appreciated my PT, but not as much as I do now that I've tried to find someone in my new "home town". Most of these so-called PT's have taken on line courses and don't know jack about how to be a PT and help someone to become more fit and confident. I'm in the Helen Mirren age category and the three PT's all at different places didn't have a clue about working with someone in my age group. They hold a piece of paper with exercises on it and use it for everyone and are about as motivating as a slug. Oh yes, their cell phones get more time than the client. I'm paying you bud pay attention when I'm telling you something hurts, I need a break, etc.
As I have matured I find my balance isn't what it used to be so unless you are going to stand right next to me while putting me on a Bosu ball don't expect me to do it. My previous PT was a beast, but knew I would cheat (I told him I would) if he wasn't watching, lifting weights he was right there to make sure I didn't drop a weight on my face, and didn't expect me to do what his younger clients did, the program was made for me not the world, he respected me and I enjoyed his comments and the help he gave me. Oh, if only I can find a personal trainer that actually has professionalism, able to motivate, friendly but will give me the push I need without killing me.
Yes, I'm complaining, but I know I'm not the only one because to find a truly excellent trainer is an arduous journey. Most don't have certifications from accredited organizations, schooling on the internet isn't, in my opinion, a good thing. Sure there are plenty of gyms here, but the lack of professional personal trainers still leaves me scratching my head.