Gossip friend, not Personal Trainer!
I am interested in becoming a personal trainer. However, one thing I have noticed from years of watching trainers at my health club is that most times the client is just talking away about this and that to the trainer, and the trainer is just there as someone to listen to the client. It seems to me that there is not much exercise taking place. Nor is the client asking questions about how to perform a certain exercise or what they should be doing to improve their strength and fitness level.
Is this a common occurrence? Do many clients just need someone to listen to their problems and day to day experiences? I find this a discouraging prospect for me in this field.