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Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

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, 09:36
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

When he says to you, "Move from the machine", your reply should be

"No."

If you want to complain about him, complain in person to someone in the management there.

In the US, you could just shoot him. I suppose there are pros and cons to that approach too.....he'd squeal like a little girl if you popped a cap in his ass.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

I wanted to complain to the management but there is no one there in the night time to complain to. No one above him. As he is the senior trainer. Asshole.
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When he says to you, "Move from the machine", your reply should be

"No."

If you want to complain about him, complain in person to someone in the management there.

In the US, you could just shoot him. I suppose there are pros and cons to that approach too.....he'd squeal like a little girl if you popped a cap in his ass.
Agreed you should just say no and ignore him. He would have to go talk to a manager in order to make you get off, because you're in better shape than him and would smash him in a fight.
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I wanted to complain to the management but there is no one there in the night time to complain to. No one above him. As he is the senior trainer. Asshole.
I just thought of this now: Go during the day and complain.

Did you call me an asshole? That's a little rude.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

I thought that was a bit strong too!
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

No! lol

I was thinking of him and meant ... "What an asshole!" ;p

lol not you!
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No! lol

I was thinking of him and meant ... "What an asshole!" ;p

lol not you!
Who me?
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I just thought of this now: Go during the day and complain.

Did you call me an asshole? That's a little rude.
He might have been refering to the trainer, still...

EDIT: beat me to it!
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Who me?
do you have to ask?
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No! lol

I was thinking of him and meant ... "What an asshole!" ;p

lol not you!
ah, that's clearer. But kids do read this forum

Go during the day and be constructive with the management. If that is the only time you've had an issue, suck it up. If it's not, keep a diary of events. Dates and events are usually more compelling to management than a simple rant....they will take it more seriously.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

If he does it again, just refuse until your workout is finished. You're paying to attend the gym, he's paid to benefit the clients, not act like some pig-headed PE teacher.
What are they going to do? Cancel your membership? Fine, find another gym.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

I know that my suggestions are sometimes a bit too normal for this forum, but anyway: Before I complain about somebody in writing to some CEO or else... I typically try to talk to them first. Your first post doesn't say if you ever did so. If he said "move from the machine" his English is probably rather bad - he is maybe even not aware how rude it comes across. Just ask him to have a chat for a second and tell him with several concrete examples that you get the impression that he has a problem with you and that you want to solve it.
Sometimes there are some people one simply doesn't like. I can fully relate to your story as there are some running around in my gym as well which I'd love to shoot (if you read this and you are a short, muscular latino who has to move the entire furniture of a gym when you train and block at least three sets of weights at once - that would be you) ... Fortunately do they not work there though.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

I would calculate the daily rate of membership and ask the management for a refund on the basis that the employee deprived you of equipment.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

You are paying and have a right to use the equipment whenever you
want. He and his clients can wait.
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Man up and tell him where to go...

No one like's a bully... And I'm sure he'll be shocked that your not accepting his cr*p anymore...
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Man up and tell him where to go...

No one like's a bully... And I'm sure he'll be shocked that your not accepting his cr*p anymore...
I'd get kicked out
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Re: Problems with senior trainer in the fitness centre I train in

Not in so many words, but just refuse. What's he going to do, have a stand-up argument with a paying member in front of a potential new client?
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I've had a beer and a think and I've come up with this gem:
Introduce him to your ex. That'll make you best friends with him from now on.
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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
Yeah I've got advice, grow a pair dude! Don't take no more of this A-hole's crapola, your basically saying, 'BOO HOO some guy has been nasty to me BOO HOO he likes the same girl I do, mummy what do I do?'

Well Son, you stand up for yourself and you act like a man!

*as a disclaimer to this, if you do have access to machine guns and have mental stabilty/anger issues I would suggest you ignore this advice*
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