This morning I was at the gym close to my house on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Anyways…I just finished a set of chin-ups and I look over to the squat rack and see a personal trainer working with his client.
The personal trainer caught my eye… I had to do one of those cartoon double takes.
He was about 20kg’s overweight.
This reminded me way back in 2002 when I started my personal training career at Golds Gym in Sydney.
I was talking to one of the personal trainers and I was shocked when he told me he was ‘too busy’ to workout himself.
Here he was making the exact same excuses his clients were making.
Now, before I continue… I’m not saying every personal trainer should walk around with single digit body fat %, be build like a brick sh#t house or be able to run a marathon at a moments notice.
But… at least make a bit of an effort.
After all, isn’t it a personal trainers job to inspire, motivate and be a role model for their clients?
If a trainer doesn't can’t keep themselves in shape, what chance does their clients have?
So this got me thinking about other things that don’t make sense;
- A doctor that smokes
- A skinny chef
- A dentist with bad teeth
- A broke financial advisor
- A lifeguard that can’t swim
In any type of business, if you talk the talk… walk the walk.
Or, choose another profession that is congruent with who you REALLY are.
I know today’s email will rattle a few cages, but hopefully it got you thinking.
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