Gay and out personal trainers


  • Sep 05, 2013 12:36 PM GMT
    Considering being a personal trainer and was wondering if anyone had any experiences as a gay trainer. Ever lose a client (guy or female) that found out you were gay?
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    Sep 05, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    But dnt tell your male gay clients that, or they will start expecting a training session that has a happy ending. Unless if u in to that sort of thing.
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    Sep 05, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    SKM2 saidBut dnt tell your male gay clients that, or they will start expecting a training session that has a happy ending. Unless if u in to that sort of thing.

    Don't be silly. That's unprofessional.


    Maybe the bitches will lose a few kilos if there was something to motivate them!!!! i know i would. Wouldnt u?
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    Sep 05, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    Id do anything to fuck the personal trainers at my Gym!
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    Sep 05, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    Ah-
    -isn't it like having a gay interior designer or wedding planner?
    You want the best, you go to the gays.

  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 05, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    I would worry more about the management at the gym you're working at, to be honest.

    In a professional training environment, your clients will be more concerned with how you look and the results you help them achieve. It's been said before, but gays have a reputation for knowing a thing or two about the gym.
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin12days said
    foosballwizard saidConsidering being a personal trainer and was wondering if anyone had any experiences as a gay trainer. Ever lose a client (guy or female) that found out you were gay?


    considering the nature of the question and how you asked it, i don't see how they would know unless you told them or let them know you were gay. do you plan on putting your personal life out there to your clients as in wearing a rainbow bracelet saying gay pride or kissing guys in the gym? you don't have to share your personal life at your job if you don't want to. actually, it would be a smart move not to because there's snakes out there. i think texas is one of those states where you can be fired if you're gay so tread carefully. that's not a part of the job description to reveal every detail of your life to your coworkers or the customers you'll be serving.

    even if one of your clients happened to see you out on the streets with your boyfriend, holding his hand out in public or whatever, it's not their business so you shouldn't be worried about that.


    +10

    You are under no obligation to reveal your personal life to your business associates. There are LOT of people who need to learn that these days.
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    I'm a gay and out personal trainer and I have both straight and gay clients. This is San Francisco, however, and inside this wonderful bubble no one really cares who you sleep with. I also work at one of the gayest gyms in the city, but oddly enough most of the training staff is straight.
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    My trainer is a straight, married, Bible thumping Christian. It so just doesn't matter. But, we do have some wild conversations! LOL
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    and don't mix business with pleasure, or shit where you eat (i love that expression. hahaha).
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    I doubt your sexual orientation has any effect on your ability to be a personal trainer. At least it shouldn't, nor should it matter to your clientele. Unless you want it too...
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    You don't have to bring up your sexuality unless it's relevant. You'd probably know whether to trust the person or not after spending time with them.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Sep 05, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    foosballwizard saidConsidering being a personal trainer and was wondering if anyone had any experiences as a gay trainer. Ever lose a client (guy or female) that found out you were gay?
    LOL no crazy. why would they know you were gay? my sexuality has only come up a handful of times and that is because they were wondering why i was single.
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    SKM2 saidBut dnt tell your male gay clients that, or they will start expecting a training session that has a happy ending. Unless if u in to that sort of thing.
    i agree with you on that. it seems that when you tell a gay guy you are gay than they start to expect that they can say or do anything around you. they seem to lose all sense of professionalism. not all but most do
  • JackDoyle

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    Sep 05, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    I don't see how your sexuality would be any of their business anyway probably wouldn't even come up in conversation.
    I would absolutely love a gay personal trainer though! that'd be class! how do people afford them though?
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    As others have more or less said, people hire you because you're hot and they want to look hot too. Sexual orientation should never have anything to do with one's decision to hire a personal trainer. You're there to kick their ass in the gym, and that's what serious clients are paying you to do. I somehow doubt that someone who is training with you (to improve their physique) is going to suddenly think that you want to sleep with them. Given that they're already body-conscious enough to want to improve their physique (and given how hot your body is), I somehow doubt that most rational men will find themselves attractive enough at that point in time to fear that you want to sleep with them. That takes a special kind of insecurity that you won't typically find in a man who is self-aware enough to go to the gym to improve himself...
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    My old trainer was gay... and I had no problem with it. He's a great guy and an awesome trainer, I just felt I need to change it up to add some variety to my workouts.
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    Sep 05, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    And in the grand scheme of things.... I felt it actually beneficial because he knew I wanted to work my ass off to look good ahahahaha!
  • JackDoyle

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    Sep 05, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    icon_idea.gif you should start up a business exclusively for people looking for gay trainers!! you could make a website and everything to promote it! haha think of the profits!!!! lol

  • Sep 05, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    Yeah, I was just wondering if anyone had any negative experiences. I am not going to openly talk about my sexual orientation, but wasn't planning on actively trying to hide it from my clients if the question came up.

    I ask because I know some women who refuse to use male trainers for fear of them hitting on them or touching them while assisting them on form issues. We've all come across straight guys who assume all gay guys want to get into their pants.
  • PT_Focus

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    Sep 05, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    Hey man. I am a personal trainer as well. I am somewhat out. If i am comfortable telling someone I will. But being a trainer can be such a personal thing. You are working everyday on someones health. I have had a ton of clients who have opened up to me about family, life, and any shit they have going on in their lives. I feel if they are comfortable enough to talk to me about those things, I feel I can bring it up to them at the right moment. They talk to you like a life coach, its no joke. I have had to many clients who have been so supportive of me if they know. And thats great. My clients in essence become my friends.

    Its a pick and choose situation. It something you definitely have to be careful with. I would not tell everyone (as much as I should be ok to do so) but again its such a personal field you never know who will get offended.

    Hope this helps! What certification are you getting?
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    Sep 05, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    PT_Focus saidHey man. I am a personal trainer as well. I am somewhat out. If i am comfortable telling someone I will. But being a trainer can be such a personal thing. You are working everyday on someones health. I have had a ton of clients who have opened up to me about family, life, and any shit they have going on in their lives. I feel if they are comfortable enough to talk to me about those things, I feel I can bring it up to them at the right moment. They talk to you like a life coach, its no joke. I have had to many clients who have been so supportive of me if they know. And thats great. My clients in essence become my friends.

    Its a pick and choose situation. It something you definitely have to be careful with. I would not tell everyone (as much as I should be ok to do so) but again its such a personal field you never know who will get offended.

    Hope this helps! What certification are you getting?


    Have any of them ever flirted with you?
  • PT_Focus

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    Sep 05, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    And you cannot hit on the guys! From my experience from telling guy clients they have that reservation that you just want to fuck them. So approach coming out as a friend and trainer. Not as a possible FWB.
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    Sep 05, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    It can be a challenge being a gay trainer with gay clients. I have clients that I'm very attracted to and have to try hard to look the other way when I see them on Scruff or elsewhere online. You have to maintain that professional distance though, otherwise the profession is kind of a cliche.
  • mascmuscle35

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    Sep 05, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    No one cares!!! You are hot. You may pick up some clients. Dallas is progressive for Texas on social issues??