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    Posted on Feb 26, 2016

    21 Brutally Honest Confessions From A Personal Trainer

    We're honestly not trying to kill you.

    1. We don't always enjoy working out.

    2. We don't always eat healthily, either.

    3. A few of us smoke, too.

    4. Clients hit on us fairly regularly.

    5. And sometimes, we do actually date our clients.

    6. We know when you're lying to us.

    Look, we can tell you've slacked off or skipped the gym all week. We haven't seen you there for a start, plus you haven't progressed. At the end of the day, the more honest you are, the more we can help (see also: cheating on your diet plan).

    7. Our friends often ask us for free sessions.

    8. We might tell you to give 110%, but sometimes we only give about 60%, possibly less.

    9. People tell you lots of very intimate things about themselves.

    10. Training requires getting close with a client, but sometimes people mistake it for flirting.

    11. We hate leg day just as much as you do.

    We're personal trainers, not masochists. Leg muscles release a lot of lactic acid when you work them, making them the most painful body part to exercise. We're not huge fans of pain, but we're also not fans of looking top-heavy.

    12. Gyms are gross.

    13. And sometimes, we're gross too.

    14. A lot of clients have ridiculously unrealistic goals.

    "I want to look like a Men's Health model in three weeks. Oh, but I can only make it to two sessions." "I'm getting married in a month and need to drop four sizes to get into my dress." Guys, we're personal trainers, not wizards.

    15. We're not cheap, but we're worth the price.

    16. Also, we're sometimes willing to haggle.

    17. We get annoyed when people take selfies during a session.

    We understand that you want to document your progress, but please try to wait until after the session to take a selfie, check into the gym on FB, or generally show off about the fact you're doing some exercise. Cheers.

    18. And we get really angry if you argue with us.

    For some reason people often think it's fine to disagree with our finely tuned exercise plans. We're the professional, you're paying us for a reason, and you really don't know best. It's really frustrating. Asking questions is fine, arguing isn't.

    19. But we hate it even more when you whine.

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    "I caaaan't." "It hurrrrrrts." Come on, you're an adult, not a little kid, so stop pouting and throwing a tantrum. You decided you wanted to get in shape and we're only trying to help you. We're not sadists, just professionals doing a (hard) job.

    20. But our biggest pet peeve has to be people skipping appointments without letting us know.

    21. Most importantly: We're not trying to kill you, and we certainly don't hate you.

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