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So I am asking to be switched personal trainers. Yesterday mine told me I was fat (which not a big deal, because I know I am) and told me that I should be eating no more than 1,000 calories a day and working out for at least an hour and a half, daily... he also told me if I want to lose weight quickly he advises eating no more than 300 calories a day and working out for at least 2 hours, because he does and it doesn't hurt him. Oh and he told my gym partner her dr didn't know crap because her dr told her for a healthy diet she shouldn't go below 1,500 calories a day.

Wed. Apr 9, 11:56am

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Yeah, you need to speak to the gym owner/manager. It's actually against the law for a personal trainer to give diet advice without having a qualification. Think of all the insecure overweight people who will come across this Icon of Stupidity and not know any better - do them a favor.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 12:02 PM

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I am just shocked he would try to "over rule" drs orders. There are idiots in every field, switching is a good idea.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 12:19 PM

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what a moron! he actually said your fat? Aren't you paying him to motivate you in a positive way? What a asshole! I think you should tell the manager that about it and then tell them they owe you some personal trainer time for free with another personal trainer because you're not comfortable with the advice he gave you as being accurate.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 12:28 PM

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You couldnt survive on 300 cals a day. Get a new trainer.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 12:53 PM

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I would not only ask for a new trainer I would demand to have him fired. If he said that to you imagine what he is saying to other people. That is not just rude, that is unprofessional. If your gym is not willing to fire him, I would demand my money back and find a new gym, a new trainer, and then go to the local newspaper and complain loudly. Sounds a bit harsh, but what he did to you is rude, tactless, and dangerous for your health.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 3:04 PM

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