Copy and paste trainers

Good Sunday again everyone. It seems that Sunday is the day for my longest posts. Today, I’d like to talk about something that has been on my mind for a while and it has to do with training (of course) but trainers in particular.
Nowadays there are TONS of trainers, kinesiologists, sports psychologists and the like to help you get to your fitness goals. It seems that EVERYONE is a trainer or knows someone who is.
I feel very proud of what we do at Simply Fit Canada and I wouldn’t give it up for the world although the thought of working at Tim Horton’s has crossed my mind on several occasions in the past months, but that’s a whole different story.
Every trainer, or should I say every trainer who gives a damn does his best to keep up to date on the latest happenings and training techniques to benefit his clients and stay on the cutting edge. There are some really, REALLY great and knowledgeable coaches and trainers out there and these days with the internet, it’s so easy to pick their brains and read what they write about. I do it all the time! Just when you think you are getting smarter and better, you listen to a guy like Christian Thibaudeau speak on training and you realize just how little you know.

Now we’ll get to what bugs me. These guys put stuff on the net and publish books for people (trainers also) to LEARN not to COPY!! I feel that allot of times tons of wanna be trainers just make cookie cutter programs of stuff that some one that they follow is doing. These knowledgeable coaches publish something and give ‘examples’ of what they mean and soon everybody is doing it and not only doing it prescribing it to clients often times without taking the clients’ interest, nor training history or ability into account. These programs are there to help a trainer/athlete LEARN not just follow blindly. If the trainer KNEW what he was doing he’d be able to interpret the information and use it on CERTAIN clients accordingly NOT just copy and paste.
I guess I’m just saying that I think that it’s sad to see that if you have a nice smile and nice biceps and internet access you can be a great trainer without knowing a thing! Sad 🙁 very sad 🙁

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