How do you break up with your personal trainer???
Last year my gym had a deal on cheap PT sessions. I signed up for a 10 pack & was quite happy. I was allocated a young bloke (still on P plates). Just out of his course I'd imagine; positives were he was keen, up to date with current training, not distracting (as in skinny short kid). His car broke down Christmas week & he messaged me right on 4.30pm (allocated time) to say his car had broken down. Being a bit of a softie I didn't give it another thought. Although I guess his car should have broken down 15 - 30 minutes earlier than that if he'd planned to arrive on time.
This week he was a no show. Reception called him & I spoke with him on the phone. Apparently he'd forgotten. Strangely we'd been doing sessions at 6pm Wednesday nights for the past 12 weeks (excluding the week before). Hmmm.
I was a little bit annoyed, but wandered off into the weights area to do stuff on my own. I'd just squeezed out 4.5kms on the tready & it was my last work out planned before the Warrnambool 10km.
I'd managed to do a 3 sets of weighted calf pumps & quad whatervers when the PT who'd been at reception when I'd spoken to my PT (PT1) came & found me & asked me if I still wanted to train. Of course I said yes, without thinking about the fact that I probably needed to pay him!
He was really really good! A lot more challenging that PT1 & I think a lot more knowledgeable He noticed right away that my right hip is tight & not quite right. Although maybe it is obvious to someone with a lot of experience. I had a fantastic session & he spent quite a bit of time at the end stretching out my legs & hips trying to figure out which muscles are the offending ones. I've seen Chiro's, Osteo's, Physio's & various massage people & I recon PT2 was more on to it than they have all been. But I guess he's had the advantage of seeing me in motion.
I asked him what I owed him at the end of the session hoping I had enough cash in my emergency gym bag stash & car stash to cover it, but he said nothing, that he didn't have a client at the time & was there to work & clearly I wanted to train so he didn't mind doing it & didn't expect anything for it.
Now comes my dilemma How do I switch to PT 2? I've still got 7 paid sessions with PT1 to go & am thinking of going twice weekly til the end of Jan to use them up, & then we're on holidays for the last week Jan/first week Feb. But I'd still have one session left.
Both work in the same gym & I'm bound to run into PT1 doing a session with PT2. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so sensitive? about such things. Any advice??? I guess I'm kind of hoping PT1 might pike again on me giving me more than good reason to discontinue with him & ask for a refund on the remaining sessions.
I suppose I'll just have to wait & see. PT2 wanted to know how I went with the Warrnambool run so I will run into him at the gym. Maybe I'll have a chat with him about it....
I'm not sure how cut throat the PT's at my gym are & maybe the free session was a ploy for PT 2 to pick up more work; or maybe he's genuine & it was what it was. Arggg. I guess time will tell!!!
Any advice welcome!!!!!