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Posts made in January, 2018

Who actually has a PT?

By on Jan 29, 2018 in Articles |

As myths and misconceptions go, the idea that all personal training clients are bored housewives with nothing better to do with their time and money is up there with Bootea being good for you, and endless treadmill running being the best way to lose fat. In short, it’s (let’s go all topical) fake news.     We hear it a lot though, from friends, family and random people we meet. We even hear it from clients who DON’T fit that mold, and think that they are the exception. The truth is, our client base at RWF, in terms of the personal training AND the gym membership, is massively varied. We had no idea when I started out how varied it would be. The problem we have is that if we’ve heard this misconception being carelessly thrown around so often, how many other people hear it too? Does it put people off personal training? We have had clients from the age of 10 right up to 80. The youngest client we currently have is 13, the oldest 79, and every age in between. If we had to state a typical age range for PT, it’d be something like 30 – 45. Our client’s careers range from student, to housewife/husband, secretaries, managers, GPs, company directors, self-employed people in a whole range of industries and semi-pro sports-people, even an ex-Olympic athlete. We’ve trained new and experienced gym instructors, and MDs of multi-national companies. We’ve trained people that work part time, and people that work 70 hours a week. We train powerlifters, Olympic lifters and people that just want to be more active. So, to be honest, we don’t look for any particular ‘type’ of client. We do have a few pre-requisites though for success though. Be prepared to work hard (within YOUR capabilities) Show up with the attitude to get cracking Do at least 80% of what we tell you to do in between sessions Always be upfront and honest about your nutrition and your activity levels Don’t be put off getting a PT because you think it’s something rich people do, or something for people other than you. Personal training isn’t about status or stereotypes, it’s about making you the best version of yourself that you can be....

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