Hi Beatriz. I agree with Karin that it is best to address the inappropriate behavior sooner rather than later. I agree that sometimes in the ‘heat of the moment’ we don’t react to certain situations, but in any event, it’s best to address it head-on the next time we get together with the client. Giving the client the benefit of the doubt (in not automatically assuming that the client knows that they’ve made you feel uneasy – particularly when it resulted from indirect actions such as how they looked at you) may be a good initial strategy in addressing the issue with your client. Sometimes, we can be off-put by something that on its face is innocent behavior. However, that being said, this does NOT mean that you should nor need to train or work with anyone that makes you feel uncomfortable working with them, for any reason. i once ‘fired a client’ who continued to imply that we should go out on a date together and would not get ‘the hint’ when I laughed it off, or later said a direct “no.”
In any personal training situation both the client and the trainer need to feel comfortable and safe.
I hope that this helps.