Worst Thing About Being a Personal Trainer
(Bel Air, Maryland, U.S.A.)
I used to be a personal trainer, and the worst thing about it was the frustration I felt from never being able to help all the clients that quit their fitness programs. Many people would sign up, but only a handful would stick with it. It was very frustrating to form great personal relationships with people at first, and then watch them slowly disappear. I would try to call them or track them down, and they'd always have some lame excuse, but in reality they just couldn't hack it. It made me feel like I somehow failed in my efforts to keep them motivated, even though I know deep down they couldn't keep themselves motivated.