How would you feel if your personal trainer blasted you on social media? Personally, I would be a little disappointed in myself too. But do you think it would be going a little over board if they blasted you on social media for eating a burger? Or would you take the criticism and do better with your eating if they did all the work to put together a meal plan for you?
If I was spending money on a personal trainer, I would follow the meal plan. You can't outwork a bad diet unfortunately. I can understand this personal trainers frustration, however- I do think there's a way about bringing this sort of thing up to a client. Their human but we also have to live. It's not a diet, it is a lifestyle. You can't enjoy losing weight without enjoying the small things. Just don't go crazy with it. It's mentality when it comes to changing your lifestyle.
A personal trainer has been criticized on Instagram after sharingan angry postshaming an anonymous client for eating a burger that wasn't on her meal plan.
Jovan Jackson, owner of PR Fitness Camp, took a screen-record of the Instagram story posted by one of his clients.
In the caption, he wrote: "THIS IS NOT ON HER MEAL PLAN! Then when I asked her about she made a joke, made an excuse, and acted like it wasn't that big of a deal. Y'all do s--- like this then at the end of the month y'all complain that you're not losing weight or reaching your body goal. I speak for all trainers, WE'RE TIRED OF THIS S---!"
The post has prompted a debate on social media and within the fitness industry, with many trainers condemning Jackson's approach.
However, he told Insider the post was taken out of context.
Personal trainers say empathy is a more effective approach than shaming
Nutrition consultant and personal trainer Emilia Thompson BSc MSc PhD RNutr told Insider the main problem with Jackson's approach is that it's focused on shame, which is a potentially harmful way to change health behaviors.
"On an individual level, the prevalence of shame exacerbates the likelihood of disordered eating habits," she said.
Instead, Thompson believes trainers should show empathy to their clients.
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So I've been working out at Planet Fitness off Bobby Jones for a little over a year now. I've become good friends with the personal trainer there (Cori). The cool thing is the Personal Trainer comes with your membership at Planet Fitness. I've watched Cori do the work. She puts together meal plans, workouts and sometimes does the workouts with you AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Here's the thing, mentally, you have to want to change for yourself. No one can do it for you. You can pay all the money in the world to lose weight, get into better shape, be happy but if you're not putting in the work and getting the results you want, it does start with you. You can do it. Simple as that.
You just have to make up your mind that you're going to follow the meal plans and workouts. They know what they're doing. But it doesn't hurt to have a burger every once in a Blue Moon. Just not all the time. Or have a burger without the bun?
Also, life happens. God, Family, Work, etc. Things happen. Don't be too hard on yourself. Wherever you are on your journey, keep going. Do it for yourself!
If you want more info on Cori and what she does... She's just awesome! Check out her Instagram page (BELOW) for more info and message her!
PS: She loves to help her clients!