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๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป?

๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป?

This seems to be a hot topic, with some trainers even taking it upon themselves to body shame other trainers in order to overcome their own professional insecurities and stand out in a competitive industryโ€ฆ

Shame on you ๐Ÿ™„

Anyway, itโ€™s an age-old question in the fitness industry: should your trainer be in tip-top condition, or is โ€˜normal healthyโ€™ more relatable? (I see a dad, in fair shape, being able to play with his children as โ€˜normal healthyโ€™)

As with almost every area of health and fitness, I donโ€™t believe thereโ€™s a definitive yes or no answer, but Iโ€™m going to give you my humble opinion.

First of all, itโ€™s important to understand that what โ€˜tip top conditionโ€™ means to one person and what it means to another could be worlds apart, for example; is your trainer a marathon runner, a body builder or a powerlifter? Each of these sports will bring with them a different physique which makes that individual happy. I mean, we would never sit in a consultation with a client and tell them what their goals should be to bring them happiness so surely it works both ways - who are we to judge, right?

Clearly, your trainer should inspire you, and of course, your trainer needs to be able to lead by a good example โ€“ but should that be through what he/she looks like or should it in fact be about what he/she has between the ears; Their knowledge and qualifications? Their experiences? Their success stories? Their customer service skills? Their ability to understand and emphasise with you as a human being? There are many things to consider when choosing a personal trainer, and for me personally, Iโ€™d place the quality of their 6-pack towards the bottom of that list.

I think that empathy is the key here, let me expand;

A 40 year old with personal hang ups, a career, children, elderly parents to care for and maybe a few relationship problems may struggle to open up to 20 year old, confident muscle bound (probably lovely) personal trainer who hasnโ€™t got children or a mortgage and who canโ€™t truly understand their situation? Iโ€™m not saying that trainer is a bad trainer, but they probably have a different target audience to a more mature trainer who can empathise.

Silhouette of a muscular frame with motivational text regarding Personal Trainers and body shape

Thereโ€™s loads more that I could say on this but ultimately, youโ€™ll choose the person who inspires you!

#personaltraining #Fitness #exercise #weightloss #HolmesChapel

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