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.
Please do not take it personally. Remember that what you see is a trainer at the gym, but he is also a person with a life outside the gym. He isn’t saying…. I don’t want to work with you because of something you did…. he is saying “I don’t want to pull 12 hour days and have to take a 2 hour commute twice a day”. If there is any flexibility in your schedule you could ask about moving to a weekend or an early morning. If not you could ask for a recommendation for another trainer.
When my favorite instructor went to law school and moved all her classes there was quite a bit of grumbling. She had students who got mad if she went on vacation, and tended to show up 20 minutes early to get a front space. It is really hard to move from working with someone you really click with. But you can be happy that you have such great fitness habits.