Are female trainers/fitness coaches scrutinized more than male counterparts?
I have had the great fortune and honor to work with some of the most dynamic personal trainers/fitness coaches who happen to be women. On more than one occasion I have seen men, whether in good physical condition or not frown, scowl or have immediate hesitation in training with a woman.
Has there been any experience any of you have come across regarding this situation and how was it handled.
Women balance out us men and we cant live without them. I have been shown a thing or two by a confident woman and I would'nt hesitate on hiring a female trainer. And I would recommend any female trainers at our club because they've earned it just as I have. I have not experienced your situation however, I believe: "Behind every good man...you'll find a good woman"
I think that Karin hit on something here. I find that oftentimes the cross-gender training relationship works to our ADVANTAGE as trainers. A vast majority of my clients are women, and as Karin says that her "male clients feel less intimidated and less in need of competing," I find that the same is true with my female clients. Interesting...
First and foremost, present your qualifications and capabilities as a trainer without any gender reference.
I'd say people might have more of a reaction to the rent-a-gym-buddy part of being a PT. If you'll be seeing someone on a regular basis for extended periods of time there needs to be able to get along together.