I work in a corporate fitness facility that is only open M-F and I am not allowed to train outdoors on weekends due to liability reasons. My client is very aggressive with her weight loss goals, and after a few months with me she decided to add a "bonus trainer" to meet with her on Saturdays. How in the world do I make sure she is getting a well rounded program and plan our workouts properly? This other trainer has an expired cert and is having her do things I don't agree with. Help!
You could ask for the other trainer’s contact details so you can get in touch and try to ensure your programs aren’t conflicting or putting your client at risk of an over-use injury. Even if you don’t particularly respect the other trainer’s methods, it shows professionalism and care for your own client, and may help with programming.
If you are really concerned the other trainer is putting your client at risk, you could purchase your own liability insurance, and have your client pay you directly for a weekend session. Just make sure you’re not breaking your contract with your fitness facility by doing so.
Another option could be spending extra time writing a program for your client to follow by herself on the weekends. If you’ve been working with her for a while, and feel confident about her form and ability, there’s no reason she couldn’t do some strength training by herself.
Hope this helps!