How loud is too loud at the gym.....for personal trainers?

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    Mar 31, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    I was working out today and there is this personal trainer who was being REALLY loud. I mean come on I know its a gym and that its going to be noisey but this was pretty over the top. I was actually over hearing other guys complaining and making comments about how irritated they were by this "show".

    So what is the protocol for a situation like this. Is it rude to approach the trainer and respectively address it, do I bring it up to the management, do I let it ride and not say anything?

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    Mar 31, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    You run over to him frantically and say "are you all right?" ...And when he tries to give some bs answer, you just say "oh, cuz with all that noise you were making I thought you could be all right." .....and give him the look that lets him know you mean "all right in head" with the second "all right." ....Ok, just pretend you would do that. ....Most gyms have a rule against such carrying on. ...I advise avoiding all confrontation in a gym....let someone else and mgmt deal with it.

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    Mar 31, 2009 5:32 AM GMT
    Like Caslon said, avoid direct confrontation. Because it can get ugly. And it's possible they can turn it around on you and somehow get your membership revoked.

    Just take the passive aggressive approach. Whenever they get loud, just give them a dirty look and shake your head. Or if you want to keep it light, just stare and laugh. Or stare with a horrified expression on your face. Take your pick. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 5:45 AM GMT
    I agree with the others, talk to the manager.
  • vince_the_cyc...

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    Mar 31, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    Eh, who cares. Turn up your iPod. Worry about real problems ;)
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    Mar 31, 2009 6:00 AM GMT
    Loud as in Grunting and breathing really loud? yeah that gets annoying...when anyone does that...either turn your music up, or let the manager know. Of all people trainers should know how to breathe during exercise...gosh!
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    Mar 31, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    tthere is a guy who pops into the gym I go to.. sounds like hes giving birth to a watermelon.. I feel like getting between his legs and start screaming "PUSH PUSH PUSH BREATH BREATH BREATH"

    alas I don't because hes interrupting me and I just wanna beat the shit outta him..

    unless he gets in your face and starts causing you trouble. report him the management..
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    Mar 31, 2009 6:34 AM GMT

    My clients expect me to behave professionally and that does not include making a lot of noise. If this is his normal practice his client base is likely to dwindle
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    Mar 31, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    You need to get really pissed off at them in return and tell them that they need to shut the fuck up cause they're fucking up your routine. Then go back to your exercize and go back to lifting harder, heavier and doing more reps, and let them know their job is done. They should calm their shit then. It worked for me once.

    Oh yeah, and I haven't had a personal trainer since then. Now I'm solely responsible for how hard I train, how many reps I do, and how long my workout lasts and when it changes. Makes life much easier.
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    Mar 31, 2009 6:58 AM GMT
    i wouldnt know any more, since i decide to use my ipod real loud and ignore everybody so they can do whatever the hell they want and so do I.
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    Mar 31, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
    Ragazzi I wish it was that simple sometimes.. a grunter is one thing.. but the screamers are another
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:59 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidRagazzi I wish it was that simple sometimes.. a grunter is one thing.. but the screamers are another


    it aplys to both still i ignore them, they get piss so they deal with it cause i tell em sorry i cant hear you and put em right back on real fast, lol
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    Mar 31, 2009 9:59 AM GMT
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    lilTanker saidRagazzi I wish it was that simple sometimes.. a grunter is one thing.. but the screamers are another


    it aplys to both still i ignore them, they get piss so they deal with it cause i tell em sorry i cant hear you and put em right back on real fast, lol

    then you have atrocious hearing or awesome headphones cause I can still hear stuff over my music..
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    Mar 31, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    my workout partner and I happend to be on a bench doing our sets, when we noticed/heard the guy next to us groan each and everytime he did his set. So we started to groan and make comments such as "you know you like it" to "yes deeper...your big". The guy heard us and we never saw him at the gym again. icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    Mention it to the management, preferably while it's still going on.
  • sportsjockla

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    Mar 31, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    That's funny. I as a PT also find it annoying when other Trainers put on shows and that is usually all it is. More then likely if you say something to this trainer, he will ignore you. Unless a lot of people complain about him to managment, it will probably fall on deaf ears, because they bring in a lot of $$$ for the gyms.
  • HotCoach

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    May 03, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Agree with sportsjockla. Personal trainer here too. Nothing above a conversational level. and NO COUNTING OUT LOUD. My clients are older and appreciate that. One of my clients asked me if another trainer was deaf because all he did was shout!
    Cell phones are anathema at my gym. Most of members under 50 wear ear phones of one type or another Those over 50 like the piped in music as backround noise thought I really like a pounding beat. I get that in my spin classes so it works out.
    We have had members spoken to or asked not to return due to excessive grunting and groaning especially when plugged into their ipod usually to the cheersof the rest of us.

    bring it up with management. Solving problems like this is why they make the big bucks.
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    May 03, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    Derrick8 saidI was working out today and there is this personal trainer who was being REALLY loud. I mean come on I know its a gym and that its going to be noisey but this was pretty over the top. I was actually over hearing other guys complaining and making comments about how irritated they were by this "show".

    So what is the protocol for a situation like this. Is it rude to approach the trainer and respectively address it, do I bring it up to the management, do I let it ride and not say anything?




    Well you can always do what one guy did here in NYC. Beat da living crap outta the PT. icon_razz.gif. That will shut him up quickly icon_razz.gif