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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

is this a wind up? lol

just whip out your steroid **** and tell him to suck it!
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Old 23.02.2011, 13:15
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

As a moderate moderator who has worked with children for over thirty years, I've heard the 'he doesn't like me because I am so clever, so beautiful' many times. Also 'He hit me and I wasn't doing anything' to which the best reply is 'and what were you doing before you didn't do anything?'

A guy who collects four red blobs on here is either sending out negative messages to other members that he is unaware of, or it doesn't worry him too much to swim against the stream. At the Fitness Centre he has a right to use the machine he is on, but maybe he'd better watch the signals he is sending out when he continues his work out in defiance of an 'order'.
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Old 23.02.2011, 13:27
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As a moderate moderator who has worked with children for over thirty years, I've heard the 'he doesn't like me because I am so clever, so beautiful' many times. Also 'He hit me and I wasn't doing anything' to which the best reply is 'and what were you doing before you didn't do anything?'

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Old 23.02.2011, 13:48
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As a moderate moderator who has worked with children for over thirty years, I've heard the 'he doesn't like me because I am so clever, so beautiful' many times. Also 'He hit me and I wasn't doing anything' to which the best reply is 'and what were you doing before you didn't do anything?'

A guy who collects four red blobs on here is either sending out negative messages to other members that he is unaware of, or it doesn't worry him too much to swim against the stream. At the Fitness Centre he has a right to use the machine he is on, but maybe he'd better watch the signals he is sending out when he continues his work out in defiance of an 'order'.
And that little groan from the OP is exactly what I meant.

Were I in your position, the things I would ask myself are: ' Do I rather enjoy having a little psychological battle with the fellow? Do I want to prove my point? Is it worth antagonising the guy further?' I suppose it is all a case of what am I going to win by doing this or that and what can I well afford to lose if it doesn't work out the way I want.

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Old 23.02.2011, 14:25
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Maybe it's the English in me, but I don't like direct confrontation, so I wouldn't refuse to the guy's face. But I would follow-up with management, asking whether it was gym policy that trainers and their clients had priority over other patrons (much like ski instructors and their pupils can generally jump the queue at ski resorts).

If the answer is yes, well, you know where you stand the next time the trainer asks you to move, and you can decide whether you want to be part of a gym with that policy. If the answer is no, then you can address the fact that one of the trainers seems to be abusing his position.

Like Longbyt, I suspect there's more to this story than meets the eye and we've only been presented with one version of events.
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Old 23.02.2011, 14:29
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Someone has got a crush on the trainer?
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Old 23.02.2011, 14:30
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

For god sake man up!! words fail me, must be a wind up thread
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

The OP is not a woman then?
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Old 23.02.2011, 14:35
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Tell him you did not take your antipsychotic drugs this morning and the voices in your head keep getting louder.
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Hi guys, thought I'd post here and see if anyone has advice.

In my fitness centre here, they have a number of staff as always that walk around. One in particular, the senior trainer (my luck) has something against me and is giving me grief at every opportunity.

I don't know if it is racially motivated or if it is just because I'm in better shape then him and a lot of the people in the gym come to me for advice or most likely, the girl he likes who trains in the gym is my ex (She told he tried with her a few times by giving his number whilst in the fitness centre)

For example yesterday at the fitness centre - I'm training on a machine and then he just comes upto me with the person he is training and told me to "Move from the machine" in those words. No please. I asked "Why?" He said coz he needs the machine for his client.

I stayed quiet and just backed off and watched.

After he used that machine he needed another machine for his client. That machine was being used also by someone else and in this case he just stood there and waited for the person to finish and then asked them if they have finished and then he used it with his client.

I immediately went upstairs and asked the receptionist how do I complain about a member of staff and they gave me a form or they said I can call/email directly to the Head Of Sports.

I didn't trust to take a form because I would imagine him just throwing it away so I plan to write an email to the Head Of Sports and also the CEO of the fitness centre.

I'm not sure what exactly to write though?

I really would like some sort of apology.

I have a couple of guys in the gym who have seen his behavior to me and are willing to write something if need be.

Any thoughts or tips?

In the US, if someone was like this, you could do a lot more. Don't know over here
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Old 23.02.2011, 14:46
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

As we have been told before that hollisterb is a boxer and spends lots of time working out, I'm imagining that perhaps the trainer knows that his use of the equipment can get to be quite lengthy...

Perhaps the trainer wanted you (hollisterb) to move and was willing to wait for the other person as he knows the wait will be short for them but not for you.

Priority or not, whichever way it works at that establishment, the his time + the time of his client is worth as much (or more because there are two of them) than yours.
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Old 23.02.2011, 15:20
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Maybe it's the English in me, but I don't like direct confrontation, so I wouldn't refuse to the guy's face. But I would follow-up with management, asking whether it was gym policy that trainers and their clients had priority over other patrons (much like ski instructors and their pupils can generally jump the queue at ski resorts).
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

I wrote a long email but I know if I write an email of complaint to management - he'll find out about it and he'll just make my life even harder in the gym

I go there in the night - when management is not there

I won't send the email now or officially complain - I'll just try and avoid him but if he pushes it more then I'll do something like complain
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Old 23.02.2011, 15:37
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Is there another gym you could join instead?

Otherwise just speak to him next time you see him (without a customer) and ask, politely, what his problem is.
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Priority or not, whichever way it works at that establishment, the his time + the time of his client is worth as much (or more because there are two of them) than yours.
It is always a good idea to ask something nicely anyway!
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

English forum is not a "Mommy daddy" forum, if you seriously have problems with someone , get real, talk to him. consulting on issues like this on the forum won't help!!
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I've had a few more beers so here you go:

Jump him in the showers and video it. Blackmail him to be good, as ET used to say before he went home.

That reminds me....I have to buy a waterproof camcorder
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Hi,

It seems to me you have 2 options:

1) Move to a different gym

2) Get the situation with the bloke at your current gym sorted out with their management. To do that you really need to write to them formally - and politely - citing dates and times of when incidents occurred, what happened and who was around when they happened. Indicate that you do not find such behaviour to be acceptable, and you would (i) like an apology and (ii) an assurance from the gym and the senior instructor that there will be no repeat incidents.

If 2) does not produce a satisfactory result, then do 1) - and inform the management of the gym why you are cancelling your membership.

Whether or not this chap fancies your ex is by the by as you are a customer of the gym and expect to be treated in by staff in a correct and professional manner.

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