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.
I can kind of imagine a hypothetical client: a man who may have been mistreated by an important female figure in their life. Or maybe for whatever reason they are afraid of contact with the other sex because of an experience they had or imagined. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are completely sexist or have biased view of the trainer’s abilities. They might just be more comfortable training with the same gender until they work out these deep seated issues. Maybe if the female trainer can recreate the feeling of training with another man it would go smoother with time?