So Adeline and I were discussing about personal trainers. Both of us have entertained the thought of becoming trainers but unlike Adeline, I have some reservations.
Adeline says that it is the PT's job to motivate clients. I say that motivation comes from within and the PT is there to lead the client to the right direction.
I agree that even the best of us needs a bit of prodding. But I've also seen those who give excuse after stupid excuse on why they can't exercise. Most of the time, it's because of the lack of... well, time.
So I sent them a few links that show that you could still get a good workout in 15 minutes tops.
Then they say that they don't have a dumbbell at home.
So I provided them with some bodyweight moves that they could substitute the dumbbell exercises with.
And then they say.. "well, I'll think about it."
See what I mean. A person who wants to change his lifestyle will go through hell and back to make sure that things go the way he wants it. This person is internally motivated.
A person who doesn't have the burning desire or a profound reason to change will NOT change even if everything that could help him make the change happen is right in front of his eyes.
So yeah. I have no interest being a trainer to those who have no internal motivation. I'll just stick to my day job. Thank you very much.
p/s My buddy Adeline has been wondering whether a woman PT could make it in the industry. What's your take on it and why?
Looking forward to hear from you guys.