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

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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
WTF, politely tell him that you are using the machine and he can get in line. Further comments from him - ask him to go with you to the reception and manager on duty and explain that for your fees, you expect a different treatment...I had a similar experience with a female member of staff at my gym, so much so that she followed me to the locker room to explain how things were going to be (this went on for a few months), which prompted a nice note from my very capable British lawyer to the head of the club No comments since Good luck!
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