Be Taught Rather Than Trained

The opportunities to gain from being taught exercise.

Being taught exercise or personal training as it’s labeled isn’t just a thing you got to do to get a,b,c outcomes.

It’s an opportunity to be educated. An opportunity to be taught by hopefully someone who has a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and sharing exercise.

  1. It’s an opportunity to receive feedback to feed and fuel a sense of achievement.
  2. It’s an opportunity to appreciate movement exercise as a skill to be practiced in a pursuit of excellence process. This might read rather aloof but failing to learn the techniques of many exercises will result in poor results and a risk of injury.
  3. It’s an opportunity to teach… Yep, teach.teacher pics

Many teachers and educators which includes personal trainers may recall instances where they learned from a student. This might be a frame of reference or perspective or even how to address teaching an exercise differently

4. PT clients can be taught and trainers can learn all in an opportunity.

So be aware that whilst many trainers want to take business from you, only a small percentage want to create opportunities to both teach and learn.

Why am I writing this short piece? Well, I get frequent enquiries from potential new clients who want a bargain personal training session without any real consideration to what the trainer does. This is often built from the perception that all a trainer does is write up a list of exercises then count reps when you turn up.

This does happen, but it’s not the ethos of training we stand by at FitStrong in Albany Creek.

If you’re curious about our standards or how we train people please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are looking to hire a trainer at some time, please take into consideration what they are offering, their training ethos and be clear what opportunities you wish to gain and develop.

Yours in health,

Jamie Hunter

FitStrong PT Brisbane

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