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  1. Jason Smith
    July 18, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

    My trainer isn’t lazy,
    IM LAZY.

    But I’m always motivated to love a certain Sam and Bronson.

    Smooch.

  2. herdianto
    July 19, 2008 @ 7:17 am

    yeah they’re lazy out there but if we pay them they won’t

  3. Shefaly
    July 19, 2008 @ 8:20 am

    Interesting post. I found it on the WP homepage.

    I have had 3 good trainers who progressively helped improve my fitness. They have also, oddly enough, gotten younger but their dedication and knowledge has increased. I can agree with what you say and I would like to add a few other observations I have made about good trainers:

    1. A good trainer should not diss a client’s previous trainers. It makes the client feels like an idiot – not good for trainer’s income.

    2. A good trainer gives active feedback. I have been told how I have been taught good technique and how with visible improvement, I could try something new. This also serves the purpose 1. above.

    3. It is important for the trainer to engage with the client at the client’s level. For instance, I like to understand things clearly and if that involves some Latin terms, so be it. I also ask for book recommendations sometimes so I can understand my problem areas better. A good trainer does not see questions as an evil but a necessity of his job.

    4. A good trainer is discreet. How do we know? He does not discuss other clients identifiably with you.

    Hey this sounds like a post that needs an outing :-)

    Thanks for the prod through your post. I will cross-link if I write. As you know there are plenty of lazy clients too.

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    July 19, 2008 @ 9:30 am

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  5. Shefaly
    July 19, 2008 @ 9:34 am

    Hi again.

    I wrote a post with a ‘client perspective’ and cited your ‘peer perspective’ here (should ping back to your post):

    http://laviequotidienne.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/how-to-spot-a-good-personal-trainer/

    Thanks.

  6. Sam Page
    July 19, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    Shefaly, great post. I enjoyed reading your insights from a client perspective.

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