Downsides of being a Personal Trainer: Unrealistic Expectations
by C Marie
There are two things that come to mind as being the downsides of being a personal trainer.
1) If a personal trainer is not in absolutely perfect shape with a six pack and a body like the cover of Muscle magazine, they sometimes look at you as a hyprocrit. They don't take into account that half of a trainer's job is motivational skills. Personal trainers should be a good example to their clients, but personal trainers picked that career because they are interested in constantly achieving better health and helping others, not because they were a born perfect specimen. Even with a vigorous fitness regiment, some bodies just can't be molded into a body builder.
2) Many individuals consider a personal trainer a luxury and an excess. Having a personal trainer is not for everyone of course, but having this attitude sometimes influences people to believe that a personal trainer is "expendable." In other words, that it is okay to not show up for appointments or to cancel them five minutes before or on a whim.