Dating a personal trainer
I had a teenage strop about burpees and fell off a rowing machine… “When he announced he was changing gyms I plucked up the courage to tell him just how much I fancied him. But don’t mistake that for flirting back – sorry, but usually it’s just part of the job.” Jonny Jacobs, Unbound’s in-house PT “It was only when I started dating my personal trainer that I realised one of the things I fancied most about him – his, admittedly, ripped physique – was also the thing he fancied most about himself.
While I’d like to say we ran off into the sunset, I told him at his leaving do when I was totally hammered so have absolutely no idea what he said.” Karina “I’m sure it works for some people, but dating a client isn’t for me. “When he wasn’t in the gym working, he was in there working out.
'It was only later, once we had finished training together that we pursued a personal relationship.
I have no doubt that if we had continued our personal trainer and client relationship whilst embarking on something romantic, it would have failed on both counts.'It's such a cliché and any career-minded PT would never cross that line at work so it's really frustrating to see the latest headlines about personal trainer Matt Baker allegedly 'finding romance' with his client, Coronation Street's Kym Marsh.
But it's something that not only breaks up marriages, but also casts our industry in a somewhat seedy light.If you engage in what you believe is harmless flirting with the hopes of possibly striking a relationship, you could find yourself treading on very thin ice when it comes to the freedom to perform your duties as a personal trainer with others.You never know when a client will turn into a jealous admirer filled with insecurity, as you work with another they may label as competition.Maybe it’s the acres of sweaty flesh and rippling muscles, maybe it’s the coursing endorphins, the thumping music and skin-tight outfits…or, more likely, we’re all just dirty bar-stewards.