Bootcamp was ok this morning. Even though it was only the same guy, I realized that it's enjoyable to train him as I can use him a puppet to try new moves. Better to test something on someone first like that that to introduce it into a class envorinment full of people.
Speaking of, my bootcamp class at the bigger gym is starting to pick up. I had about 8 people show up this past Saturday and everyone keeps saying that they love it. Though management is getting on my case about non session hours. It's cool, I said that I just want to to do it to create a positive experience for the members. Plus it should help to increase revenue.
That's the thing about working for a major gym. It's all about the money to them. Now, I understand that business is business, and I love to get paid like everyone else, but damn I love my job. I wish that I could do it for free because I would. Unfortunately, that is not the reality of things and we must do what we must to survive.
Maybe I should pick up a real job during the day, so I can have that steady income, plus the extra income as a personal trainer. A lot of trainers do that, but I really wanted to go full time. I guess that what is what I will be doing. I have no idea what yet. I've thought about doing security in the weekend evenings at a club or something, but I all ready work Saturday mornings as it is. I can't be staying out partying late.
I think I may have to stop teaching the 8 AM bootcamp on saturday mornings, but man I want the extra income lol. Besides, I really like the experience. So far I have received nothing but positive comments about my bootcamp class and people are all saying that that class is going to be the best and hardest at the gym.
I like that =D
Had a guy come into the gym today at 9:25 AM for his 9:00 AM appointment. He didn't have his lock for a locker, came in wearing slippers and socks, and didn't have a care in the world. I quickly sat him down at a desk and told him that I wasn't going to train him. He would be wasting his money if I charge him for a 25 min sessions. This guy was my age and was morbidly obese. His sister had bought him the membership and the training. I had to remind him of that and let him know that this wasn't a game anymore. His health was at risk. I reminded him not to mistake my kindess for weakness. We may be all cracking jokes and having a good time, but I was NOT his workout buddy. I am his Personal Trainer and I am here to get him results. I told him to take this shit seriously because his life depended on it.
Either way I made him ride the bike for 30 min and practice what I had taught him on the machine weights.
PS Happy Valentines Day