Running on the treadmill is pretty boring, but I try and make the best of it. I have my iPod, and the many televisions if I want to watch pictures roll by, or the front windows that I can look out of. The treadmills look out over the rest of the gym, so I have the opportunity to people watch too.
I saw a trainer a few weeks back who had a 50-something balding, slightly overweight client. The client sat down at a shoulder press machine. For the first few reps, the trainer limited the ROM of the client. While he was doing this, he was staring out into space somewhere. When the trainer was done with this, the client did full ROM reps while the trainer backed away about 6 feet from the client and again, stared out into space. It looked like the trainer had no interest in working with the client. The client is paying this guy to train him, and it looked like he wouldn't even give him the time of day.
More recently, I watched an off-duty trainer in the free weights area. He was at a squat bar and doing all these "stretches" that looked more like he was posing. I don't use the term very often, but man, what a tool. His body language said that he was full of himself.
And these are the kinds of people who I was going to train with? No thanks.
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