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.
If I’m understanding you correctly, Ellen, you mean your trainer didn’t even leave the door open to working with you at another time (more convenient for them), but just said “Thanks. We’re done.” Right?
If so, I’d propose another time (if one would work for you). If they don’t accept that then I’m thinking it’s something else. Either they are changing their focus (maybe only older clients, or only pro athletes, or…), or just cutting back on the number of clients, or something else you can’t do anything about. It does sound like you’re a great client. You’d think they’d be happy to keep you if you could adjust to their new schedule/location.
You’re not in the San Diego area, are you? I’m setting up my schedule now, and am planning to work mostly afternoons and evenings (possibly quite late, like 9-11). So this is a timely (forgive the pun) topic for me. I led a bunch of morning group things over the summer, thankfully temporary, and learned that was not a good long-term strategy for me. Soooo not a morning person. I’m hoping to be able to connect with folks who get off work or school late, and need to hit the gym afterward.
In any case, good luck. I hope you find a great new trainer if it doesn’t work out with your old one.