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Personal Trainers who eat and drink during sessions

I belong to an upscale gym and they offer personal training for a fee. I've seen several of the trainers eat (power bars) and drink (coffee) during sessions with clients. It kind of turns me off to ever using one of their trainers. Am I overreacting? Would you give 'feedback' about this - they have an anonymous feedback box? Part of me wonders - if their clients don't care, should I?

Mon. Dec 3, 1:25pm

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Personal trainers are usually given packed schedules, with no breaks. I would rather have them eat power bars and drink coffee/water/smoothies during my session than cut my time 5 minutes short so they can accommodate their own health/diet needs. After all, most of us are allowed to snack and drink "on the clock", I wouldn't insist that other people behave differently.

However, if they're in the habit of consuming something you find problematic, ask them to refrain. Like if you're trying to give up caffeine, I think it's perfectly fine to ask them not to drink coffee during your hour.

Monday, December 03, 2007, 1:46 PM

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Most athelic people that work out and weight train need to eat every 2-3 hours. Actually everyone who wants to lose weight and gain muscle should be doing this. Those trainers are at work and in order to fit in those meals they have to eat those power bars or protein shakes. I take my bars with me whever I go. I need to fuel my body or my metabolism will get sluggish and weight will be gained. If it bothers you, then ask them to eat it after their done with your training session.

Monday, December 03, 2007, 1:49 PM

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I'm sorry, I seem to have a different take on this. If I am paying for a session then I do not want my PT eating or drinking coffee much less socializing with others while the PT is working with me. If the PT is that busy then maybe they need to schedule 10 minutes or so for a bite but not on my time.

Monday, December 03, 2007, 2:06 PM

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Gym booking systems do not allow breaks. Nothing you can do about it. I've had trainers who work 7 hours straight and barely get a chance to pee.

Think how much you would YOU like it if your boss or client said "no coffee, no water, no nothing on MY time". Get over it.

Monday, December 03, 2007, 2:38 PM

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I dont see why you have such a problem with it. I mean if they were maybe having a burger or something & you're trying to lose weight then that's not cool. Otherwise, it's no biggie. Now on the socializing aspect, I agree. You paid for that hour, it should be all your. A quick hi to other members is fine but striking up a conversation with other on your time is a no no. I'd get a dif trainer is this was the problem but not because their sipping coffee!

Monday, December 03, 2007, 2:53 PM

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