Death stares are part of the job
If you’ve never wanted to kill your personal trainer, they probably weren’t doing their job. Personal trainers are regularly on the receiving end of stares that range from angry, to happy, to those pleading, “WTF?!” While it’s rewarding to see clients push themselves further than they ever thought possible, that normally doesn’t happen without a little , well, hate.
They become an automatic therapist/life coach
There’s no end to what someone might reveal during their most vulnerable moments (finishing 50 squats before the sun comes up can make someone pretty vulnerable). Exercise in itself is a form of therapy, but clients usually take it a step further, revealing personal goals, career aspirations, relationship problems and even family drama to their trainers, who must be willing to listen and respond like a friend would. In a sense, trainers don’t just take on the task of changing a person’s body -- they take on the task of changing their clients’ lives. That’s deep... deeper than your squats, dude fix your damn form.
Sometimes, the most interesting part of their day is a pool of sweat
You probably think that personal trainers get a kick out of torturing you with deadlifts and treadmill intervals, but what really excites them is how much sweat you leave behind on your mat or under your bike in the spin studio. One trainer we talked to admitted to keeping a tally with coworkers on which clients leave behind the biggest sweaty creations -- a totally weird, albeit entertaining, activity.
They deal with A LOT of crap
Specifically, yours. Trainers get colorful excuses including the weather (it’s too cold!) or dead pets (my cousin’s best friend’s pet goat died!) every day. It’s a trainer's job to call them out on it, and remind them to keep their eye on the prize (or a smaller pant size).