I have trained with this trainer since last Dec. I have gone 2x a week, and rarely, if ever cancel. I follow his program, eat right, treat him very respectfully, and thought that we had a very good relationship. My timeslot is 7 – 8PM, and he is moving an hour away from the gym in Jan. His first client is at 5AM. I understand that it is inconvenient to be his only evening client, but I would think that he would try to offer some sort of solution to continue the relationship. He has done nothing, and I am really annoyed.
Say, “Thank you for the year we’ve spent together. I’m sorry our schedules don’t match up any more. Can you recommend another trainer who is available in the evenings?”
I understand that it’s a difficult thing when there are changes to a training relationship. Especially if you are feeling satisfied with the results you are getting from him, it can be scary to move on.
That said, asking him to re-arrange his schedule if he’s not training at nights is a very large request, one that he’s not obligated to honor. He is moving an hour away, so it would take him 3 hours to train you – 2 hours driving and one hour training. Possibly more, because he will likely build extra time into his commute to you so that there are no glitches due to traffic as he would be driving towards you at the end of rush hour.
Or maybe you could ask him if he is willing to do a once a month training with you, just to check in with you to keep you on track. And pay him for his commute time to do so.
Or find him another client who could train right before or right after you once a week, guaranteeing him 2 hours back to back, plus you will pay more for his gas and time. Not all of us do what we do because of the money. There are timeslots I will NOT train. But it is possible he may be financially motivated.
I would ask him to refer you to someone else (if he has other connections). I know it’s hard to lose your trainer after all this time, but it is what it is. Feel free to look at the link below to see if you can find someone else to train you:
I hope this helps.