Oh Gosh yes! Not only “off the wall” but inappropriate and or incorrect, all ultimately dangerous! I’ve particularly noticed this in franchised fitness centers such as “SNAP Fitness”. I have occasion to travel amongst multiple fitness centers, and there is clearly a difference between what you see in franchised centers, private commercial gyms, and individual studio’s. Not suggesting all franchise centers are bad or that all studios are good. Just saying, yes I see a lot of “stuff” going on out there that I don’t want to be associated with.
I’m not sure what you mean by “off the wall”….However, I’ve witnessed stuff I wish I didn’t:
-Personal trainers looking bored out of their mind, looking everywhere except their client.
-Trainers checking their cell phones while with a client.
-Clients asking for clarification on an exercise, only to get an abrupt response from the trainer (which does nothing to clear up their confusion).
-Clients performing exercises with poor (read: dangerous) form. And the trainer says nothing!
I won’t go on, but suffice to say it’s up to those of us who pride ourselves as professionals to put an end to some of the nonsense that still exists.