"Other gym-goers will interrupt me and break my concentration while working with the client," ACE-certified personal trainer Shane McLean says. "It's the client's hour, not theirs, and it takes my time and energy away from my client."
Training is expensive, and paying clients deserve to get the most out of their scheduled hour.
There's a lot of pre-planning involved
Trainers don't just show up to the gym and wing it; they tailor plans specifically for clients, which means lots of behind-the-scenes work.
"We prep for the session by writing the workout based on what you specifically need, like, or have goals for," Jessica Thiefels, ACE-certified personal trainer and owner of Honest Body Fitness, says. "The entire session we're giving you motivation and cues, all while watching your form and keeping you on track. Afterward, we write notes on how the session was, how you were feeling, what seemed difficult or easy for you, etc. It's not just one session; so much more goes into it for us."