Changing Trainers

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    Dec 04, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    My Partner has had the same trainer for the past 1-1/2 years and lately has begun to feel that his trainer is just going through the motions. His trainer isn't motivating him to improve or providing any input as to what he should/shouldn't be doing and worst of all started pushing vitamin supplements and work-out gear. I've suggested that he switch trainers and find someone who is more in-tune with his goals.

    Do any of you have any recommendations as to how to switch trainers while staying at the same gym?
  • EricLA

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    Dec 05, 2008 12:58 AM GMT
    If your partner has had some success with the trainer, I'd give him one last chance. Your partner should say he hasn't been happy and point out the issues he has. I think they're very fair concerns. Give the trainer a month or two to get with it. If that doesn't work, thank him for his efforts, but tell him that it's time to make a change.

    It's the same thing with therapists. There comes a time when you can stop making progress, and at that point you need to make a change. It can be a good thing. And there's no reason it needs to be awkward. Just be professional and appreciative. But, ultimately, you're spending all this money for your benefit not theirs.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 05, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    I agree - tell the trainer his concerns
    if the trainer remedies the problem great
    If he doesn't he's been put on notice so when you BF
    goes and hires a new guy no one can be surprised
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    Dec 05, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    Eric,

    Thanks for the advice. I had a trainer who I really liked, who pushed me and was always working with me to review my personal goals and it really worked - unfortunately he moved to LA to become a stuntman. I'll discuss your recomendations to my partner and will encourage him to discuss goals in detail with his trainer - hopefully that will help.