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.
/Agree with the above posts. Usually it’s not the problem the client has with the trainer but that they think they wont know how to help them move in the right direction.
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.
I’ve been in this business for a long time and I would simply suggest that anyone who puts a gender based judgement on a trainer’s capabilities is a fool of the highest order. I think that at this time and age intelligent clients rely far more on the experience and capability of his/her trainer than on gender. I know there are exceptions.
First and foremost, present your qualifications and capabilities as a trainer without any gender reference.
Hello Kurt, You never know who walks through the door until you get to know the person whether male or female. Being judgemental can have an adverse affect with opening doors with great opportunities!
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”