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!
If she’s willing, have her give you a complete outline of the workout regimen she does with the other trainers. As suggested, if she’s okay with it, speak with the other trainers to effectively collaborate to be certain that your client is getting the best well-balanced exercise and nutrition program you all can design. I would also ask her why is she training with other trainers? Time pressure? Program pressure? Is she perhaps overtraining? These are all questions that need to be addressed.
I second Daniel – communication among the three of you is of utmost importance.
Wow, what a tough situation!
You can only control what happens with your clients. Everything the other trainer does is his/her responsibility.
An exception: when the other trainers ‘programming’ interferes with your session.
You can talk with your client if the other trainer ‘recommends’ or does exercises you think are not safe. Emphasize why you think something is not safe and if anything else can be used; demeaning the other trainer can backfire-your client may actually defend the trainer with the expired certification!
Hope you are able to deal with this situation!