I have to get this off my chest!
I was training a couple of friends the other day and I witnessed this poor guy being humiliated in front of everyone by his personal trainer.
In over 25 years of coaching I’ve never seen anything like it.
I wanted the ground to swallow me up.
Now this poor guy was overweight but I see him training in the gym every week.
He works hard.
He’s lost a lot of weight already.
But you can tell by his body language he doesn’t feel good about it.
So there he was topless in the gym in front of everyone being weighed by his personal trainer.
Even I’d feel a little self conscious at this stage!
He’d put on a 1 kg!
You should have heard the personal trainer…a legend in his own lunchtime, at the top of his voice…
“Your poor attitude”
“Your disgusting diet”
To top it off he’d called over the gym trainee as a witness as if he was teaching him something!
I’m all for a bit of tough love sometimes but not this.
Ok, putting weight back on isn’t great, but…
You have to look at the bigger picture, the trend over time.
Yes your body weight does fluctuate each and everyday.
We don’t all eat broccoli and chicken all day long.
Life does sometimes take over.
Kids, family, work.
The important thing is to keep chipping away.
Play the long game.
That’s the way to feel good about putting on clothes, lose weight, get healthy.
If that’s something something you want you can apply here.
Personal trainers out there if you’re reading this, you need to start showing a bit of empathy!
Russell ‘I promise I wont shout at you’ Pearcy
ps. The guy in question was ok.
Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.