10 Frequent Statements I Hear as a Personal Trainer

10 statements I hear frequently as a personal trainer: 1. “You must only eat protein!” I gravitate toward a 25-30% protein intake because that’s how my body functions best. Love my fats and carbs!! 2. “You must workout for hours every day!” Unless I’m teaching or training, my workouts are under 45 min total 5-6 days per week. 3. “What do you think about waist trainers/keto diet/1,200 calories a day/other fads.” People ask you questions about every single fad diet and gadget that comes on the market. 4. “I know what I should be doing, I just need to start doing it.” Oh yeah? How long are you going to continue putting your life on hold? It’s you against you. 5. “I’ll start on Monday/next month/January 1.” Why not start now? Monday doesn’t hold any special power. 6. “I can’t afford a personal trainer” and then spend the same amount of money on junk food. You do the math. It’s all about your priorities. 7. “I’ve tried everything” but in reality they’ve tried something for a couple of days and given up. 8. “I eyeballed everything and stayed within portions.” Clients fib about what they’re eating (we always know when you’ve gone off plan) and then blame lack of results on other things. Anyone ever try eyeballing peanut butter? I’ve been doing this for years. If your body isn’t changing, it’s 99% likely your food intake. 9. “My family and friends peer pressure me to eat junk food or be lazy.” This one frustrates me so much! If you care about people, support their health journey! More importantly, you’re giving your power away. You’re not a toddler. You control your behavior. 10. “I don’t want to bulk up just tone.” If you’re picturing your head on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body, it’s not going to happen unless you’re on steroids and training in a very specific way. That’s not what we’re doing here. What have you said or asked personal trainers before? What questions do you have now?

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