Ever wonder what your trainer is really thinking while you're trying to bust out those last few reps?
Personal trainers want what's best for their clients, but they often witness the very worst when pushing them to achieve their fitness goals. (Nix the 15 Exercises Trainers Would Never Do from your workout routine.) It's a tough task to motivate, teach, and discipline—all while keeping a level head. They cheer for your success, and it's just as frustrating for them when you slip with your diet or training regimen as it is for you.
Whisper asked their community's fitness trainers what they're thinking that they would, or wouldn't, want us to know, and the anonymous answers run the gamut from inspiring to a little scary. Read through the confessions, and then give your favorite trainer a hug as soon as you get to the gym.
When you're trying to get in shape, it's important to understand the difference between your weight and your BMI.
We all know how much misinformation and quick-fix diets that pop up all the time. Those crazes drive them nuts.
Some of them face their own body image issues. They just don't admit out loud when they're doubting themselves.
Knowing too much is a fine line when it isn't your place to give advice. They wish they could fix other gym-goers' mistakes.
It can be really tough for them to deal with unhealthy clients.
Trainers sometimes love the same unhealthy foods you do. Some can't help but give in vices or struggle with motivation.
They get sore too, guys!
They appreciate hard work, even if it's not their own.
The road to fitness ain't easy. In the end, they all want you to succeed.
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