Your Trainer’s a Drill Sergeant, Not a Teacher
Your trainer’s job is to whip you into shape, but that doesn’t mean he gets to ignore all of your feedback while barking instructions at you. “The stereotype of a trainer is someone who pushes you to your limit … but anyone can push you,” says Laura Flynn Endres, a certified personal trainer and the owner of This Is Fit Workouts. “The value of a good trainer is someone who factors in your imbalances, weaknesses, and potential physical pitfalls while crafting a safe and effective program.” But this type of program requires respectful, open communication. If your trainer repeatedly rebuts your concerns with “Suck it up!” or “No pain, no gain!” it’s time to make a change.
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