OMG... I'm mixing up Real Life with F&N OT...

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    I was talking to a potential client.
    When she said she didn't want to add muscle and didn't have much fat to lose but just wants to "just tone"... I lost it a little. I corrected her and told her 'toning' IS a combination of losing fat and adding muscle. While I wasn't pulling my hair out and raising my voice at her, I didn't hide the fact that while talking to her I was rolling my eyes and was more than a little condescending in my 'tone'. I don't think I was in a bad mood either... not sure why i reacted that way. I'd usually be far more diplomatic. Maybe the fact she was more than willing to share her ideas as a vegetarian with me didn't help.
    The perils of hanging out in here too much I guess... C'est la vie.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    What kind of work/job do you do?
     
  3. timberwolf

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    I have some private pt clients I train at their homes... this was potentially one.
     
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    timber is an amature porn actor and bank robber on the side
     
  5. timberwolf

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    Shhhhh. I heard the FBI lurks on OT.
     
  6. timberwolf

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    Neo and Jeff (Merr) also trains people though I think at commcercial gyms. I think both will attest that it really is more sales than anything else at a certain level.
     
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    Hmm...you're not the one usually trolling when someone asked about how to get toned either. Either way, the personality clash probably wouldn't have worked out anyways, her being so imposing. At least your children aren't running around saying "oh noes" like another OTer.
     
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    roid rage timber!!! :mamoru:
     
  9. timberwolf

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    Agreed. It really wasn't as much as what she was saying but her personality that was grating.
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    pontential client? Just strip naked and get the money by her paying to have sex with you instead of training her.
     
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    well probably what pissed you off and should have is when people come to you as a trainer and are actually paying you to train them but then they want to do what they think is right/what they heard was right, when its usually way off. id be pissed too you shouldve said something like if you've got all the right ideas and they're working great why are you here?
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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  14. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    I keep thinking a part time personal trainer job would be a cool thing to do on my days off since I'm at the gym anyways. But then I think about the kind of retards I'd have to deal with on a daily basis and listen to their theories and exuses. I'd probably go to jail for assult after a few weeks of that tourture, I mean jeez, the shit I have people ask me now randomly almost makes me want to gain 80lbs of fat so no one will bug me anymore.:squint:
     
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    The worst is when they complain that they are not seeing results. Well let's see, you've missed all but one workout a week for the past 3 months, you haven't stayed on your diet at all and you've been binge drinking on the weekends. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT?
     
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    Magical results from you being there even if they won't follow what you've told them to do. :rofl:
     
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    Lobo2me Would you hit?

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    A body like timberwolf without going to the gym or eating differently ofcourse :wiggle:
     
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    I've been training my wife. I don't mind it so bad because I just told her, my gym, my thing, my mother fucking rules. I told her to listen to everything everyone else says...... then forget everything they said. I did ok when she brought up "toning", I took the time to explain it. THEN, we were doing some squats (I'm ruthless and fucking screaming at this point to stand the fuck back up) and she says "I don't want big muscles". I kinda lost it, "omg do you think you're going to wake up one morning and be fucking huge? You think it's just that easy?". I calmed down.
     
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    after that did you punch her and spit a wad of dip on her?
     
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    I had a client with the same problem. He was a full alcoholic.. like traceezj.:mamoru:
    He ran a pretty succesful business and drank to schmooze. Would have one or two bottles of wine every night... this was cutting down for him.

    LMAO! Trancez.... that's the same things that sets me off when I train my gf.
     
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    That's one reason I prefer training kids. Way more openminded and more motivated as well.
     
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    Wow... thanks for the link.:bowdown:

     
  24. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Wow. Very well said.

    That goes along with a lot of things in life - not just PT. People ask for advice and then proceed to contradict you/do other things. Why the fuck did you ask for advice in the first place?!?

    It happens in my job all the time. People come to me for computer advice. I actually had one guy say to me "I've been on computers since before you were born." I just responded with "that may be true, but then why the hell are you coming to me for advice?"
     
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    I knocked a spit cup over in her car the other day. I'm still hearing about that shit.
     
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