Do loud, obnoxious personal trainers at the gym annoy you?

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    Apr 04, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    So at one of the gym locations I go to (Bally), there is a personal trainer that whenever he trains his clients, he 'pushes' by yelling and raising his voice like a drill Sergent. It's been happening rather frequently and it's becoming very annoying.

    Like, someone will be doing an exercise and he's like COME ON, COME ON, PUSH HARDER, THAT'S ALL YOU GOT? THAT'S ALL YOU GOT? DON'T STOP NOW, KEEP GOING. LIFT YOUR ARMS. RUN UP THOSE STAIRS. DON'T LOOK AT THEM, KEEP PUSHING!

    Meanwhile, the person working out is also yelling: UUUUUUHH, AHHH, ROAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH, UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH

    I turn my headphones way up and it still doesn't do it any good. I've been seeing the gym has been emptying out lately and I think people are getting annoyed. Or people will walk around the corner of the gym to see what the hell is going on with all that yelling and grunting.

    Bally is not even that kind of gym. Most of the people there are just below average/out of shape to above-average built people and it's not a hard core type of gym like Golds or some of the more smaller private gyms. There's probably like 1 or 2 people I see on a regular basis that look like they doing steroids and body-building. I don't know why that trainer is going all out like it's boot camp.

    Would it annoy you? Would you say something to the gym, just deal with it, or go somewhere else?
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    Apr 04, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    he just doesn´t understand his craft very well and is making up for lack of knowledge with noise. Complain to management.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    Tell him to shut up. Personally, I'm more annoyed by personal trainers that hoard gym equipment.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 04, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    I'd find that annoying to say the least. I'm with the others, he needs to tone it down.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    Given what he's saying and how loudly he's saying it, I feel really bad for his clients.
  • gsh1964

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    Apr 04, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    I'm a PT and I never yell at my clients. I get awesome results with them without the yelling.

    He's over compensating and being an idiot.

    We have another trainer at our gym that does the same thing, he has had so many complaints not only from clients and members, but from other trainers.

    All you have to do is say something to the manager or find another gym. Perferably find a gym that's not a chain like Bally's where you don't have to sign a contract and can cancel at anytime.

    Best of luck.
  • mybud

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    Apr 04, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    If their ass fills out their shorts nicely...No...
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    Apr 05, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    He's an employee of the gym. Complain to management anonymously. Problem solved.
  • fmrhugger

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    Apr 05, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    Nope.

    My trainer is pretty quiet. I'm the loud and obnoxious one. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 05, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    There's a guy in my gym who tries to help others this way (he yells & pushes them; the people he helps scream out of pain). I tend to ignore it. But, I also appreciate the guy's good will.
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    Apr 05, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Different training methods for different people.
    Some clients want/need that type of trainer. And seeing as how he has clients, clearly it works for them and him?

    Though, I am a trainer myself and I personally would not train a client like that. I definitely encourage them, but shouting does seem to be a bit excessive.

    And if you don't like grunting, or people making loud noises while training, get noise cancelling headphones or head on over to a planet fitness lol.

    Also, Bally's is more of a "hardcore" gym than Golds is now. Both Golds and Worlds gyms are/have turned into "Fitness Spas" type gyms. At least the ones I have been to have. The only true Golds gym is probably the one in Cali.

    But yea, if it truly is that big of an issue for you, talk to management or find a new gym? Though if they have people asking for that trainer and he brings more money in for the gym...they most likely will side with him :/
  • shawn06

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    Apr 05, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    Well its works for us soldiers, when people scream at you and you've essentially given them permission it seems to be good motivation. I have also heard of people actually needing that drill sergeant approach to be motivated enough to work out. However not in the gym in a location where other people are working out, that would just be annoying.
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    Apr 05, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    I hate it, but I love that the trainers at my last gym all did this to each other jokingly because they know how annoying it can be.

    Sometimes they got carried away though and I thought someone was fighting icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 05, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    Loud, obnoxious people annoy me in all facets of life, especially at the gym.
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    Apr 05, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    just one of my gym pet peeves
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    Apr 05, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    There's none at my gym. One of my friends though has this personal trainer that's kinda like the trainer at the OP's gym. Backstory.. my friends and I are going to Miami next month.

    The personal trainer knows this, so when they're working out.. his trainer screams at him "WHO'S GOING TO MIAMI?!?" and he has to answer back "I AM" or his trainer won't shut up. Sometimes when someone walks by, his trainer will ask whoever it is "DO YOU KNOW WHO'S GOING TO MIAMI?" and whether they respond or not he'll scream "HE IS!!!". I wish I could see it in person. My friend visits the gym at odd hours of the day though so there aren't a lot of people who might be bugged by it.
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    Apr 05, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidPersonally, I'm more annoyed by personal trainers that hoard gym equipment.


    + a million, especially when they hoard the roids too.

    Share, bro. Geez!
  • Puppy80

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    Apr 05, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    There is a trainer at my gym that gets like this. Sometimes it seems more like he's on speed and is bouncing around. Drives me and my trainer nuts.
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    Apr 05, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    Really, all militantly aggressive fitness people who seem to be training for some Clash of The Titans-style throw-down are pretty uniformly annoying.
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    Apr 05, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    TallJock saidDo loud, obnoxious personal trainers at the gym annoy you?
    No, because I don't go to a commercial gym.
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    Apr 05, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    Elusium saidReally, all militantly aggressive fitness people who seem to be training for some Clash of The Titans-style throw-down are pretty uniformly annoying.
    ...until you get them in bed. Then they're gentle little teddy bears...without all the extra hair. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 05, 2012 8:32 AM GMT
    Yes. Thankfully my trainer isn't like that.
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    Apr 05, 2012 8:37 AM GMT
    I'm glad Dave and I take it several notches lower than described by the OP. That level of "motivational encouragement" would be effing irritating.
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    Apr 05, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    Yes, that's a bit much.

    BUT... I'd rather hear a personal trainer who is completely engaged in thier client and motivating them to keep pushing themselves, than to see those PTs that look around and/or talk to other people or check their cell phones while their clients are doing their exercises.
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    Apr 05, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    It's not their calls that annoy me but the nesting habits of these none-too-rare birds:

    POPULAS WEIGHTUS COLLECTUM (Personal Trainer)
    Characterized by the behavioral pattern of leaving abandoned nests of their collections of the most popular dumbells in the 15-25lb range, and the most popular fixed barbells in the 30-50lb range, as far away from the initial racks from which they were collected as possible, and usually in the most counterintuitive locations, leaving weaker members to forage, confused. They can usually be found standing territorially over their most recent nest talking with, or being talked at by, their clients.