For me, The most challenging aspect of personal training is dealing with clients who aren’t really with the program. You know, having to say every third rep to slow down on the negative, or not bounce the weight… and so on and forth… set after set, day after day…in the early fucking morning, lol.
I have been self-employed my whole life in a couple different careers and have never been short on good clientele so I’ve always had a policy of letting anyone go who is giving me a headache. I know I can do the same thing as personal trainer too (I am self-employed….) but I am more reluctant with clients who are not really being 100% pita’s but more like a half pita.
I remind myself that they keep hiring me so they must not dislike it too much but there body language, their comments and their energy in general is saying they aren’t into it…one guy in particular keeps talking about how much he can lift with kettle bells and kettle bell exercises but doesn’t seem to be concerned that he struggles with pretty much everything else even with super light weight. And yes, I was clear about my training program and training philosophy so I don’t think it’s just a misunderstanding.
Any advice, suggestions, comments, etc?