Personal trainers enjoy helping people work to accomplish their fitness goals, but what about when a client says something that they don't like?

We at Insurance Canopy, developed this list of surprising things that people say; that trainers don't necessarily love to hear from their clients.

 

1) "I want 6 pack abs by next week, can you help me do that?"Tweet: Things Personal Trainers don't love to hear #1: I want 6 pack abs by next week, can you help me do that? https://ctt.ec/z1O5f+

Unless you already sport a visible 6 pack, odds are you may not attain it within six weeks of working out. It takes years of balanced nutrition and training; and some folks are genetically predisposed to having a low body fat percentage.

Check out this article for some helpful tips to get cut abs.

 

2) "I don't' want to lift weights because I'm scared I'll bulk up."Tweet: Things Personal Trainers don't love to hear #2: I don't want to lift weights becuase I'm scared I'll bulk up   https://ctt.ec/z1O5f+

It takes professional bodybuilders years of training and weightlifting to gain muscle and bulk up. This doesn't happen overnight or from the occasional weight lifting exercise.

In fact, lifting weights is one of the best ways to get that coveted lean physique. According to this article, you can lose up to 40 percent more fat when you incorporate weight training.

 

3) "What diet are you on?"Tweet: Things Personal Trainers don't love to hear #3: What diet are you on? https://ctt.ec/z1O5f+

Here's the deal:

Personal trainers typically follow their own set of nutritional guidelines that they've learned through their years as professionals

One trainer/athlete puts it this way, "I listen to my body--if I want more carbs, I let myself have them. I've found, given the demands of training, that I actually do need them. Not to lose weight; but to perform."

 

4) "I overate today, but that's OK, I'll just do more cardio later."Tweet: Things Personal Trainers don't love to hear #4: I overate today, but that's OK, I'll just do more cardio later https://ctt.ec/z1O5f+

If you're eating whatever foods you want, no matter how healthy or unhealthy, every day, your workout routine may not create the correct deficit between the amount of calories you intake and your caloric burn.

It gets worse:

According to this article, you can still gain weight while working out regularly if you overeat instead of the occasional indulge.

 

5) "I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks, so I need to lose 30 lbs before I leave."Tweet: Things Personal Trainers don't love to hear #5: I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks; I need to lose 30 lbs before I go https://ctt.ec/z1O5f+

The truth is, that is probably not going to happen. Personal trainers do care about their clients' progress and they are there to guide you through your fitness goals.

However, most of your progress comes from your own level of dedication. Personal trainers typically don't encourage the latest fad diets; or expose you to harmful exercise regimes that promote quick, unhealthy weight loss.

 

Are you a personal or fitness trainer? What do you think of our list? Did we forget some things that you don't love to hear from your clients, let us know in the comments!

 

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