I am so frustrated I could cry.
This country is facing a problem of epic proportions and the people that are supposed to be helping, are making things worse and it’s seriously pissing me off.
I watch a trainer at the gym every morning do everything except pay attention to his client. He talks to other people, works out himself, or is on his phone nearly every time I look over at him. This morning, the person he was training was doing a move with dumbbells in her hand, and I literally couldn’t tell what exactly she was supposed to be doing. Maybe a bicep curl, maybe a shoulder press, I still don’t know and he just stood there and did nothing. This person is overweight, and at the gym at 6am consistently, and her trainer doesn’t care enough to correct her form. SERIOUSLY!? Do you know what is going to happen after a few months of this? She isn’t going to see results, and she will give up.
Then yesterday a friend was talking about a nutrition plan her trainer sent her. Out of curiosity, I asked her to send it to me and all I could do was laugh. He has her eating 1200 calories a day. 1200! Breakfast is toast and orange juice, and 2 of her other 5 meals are store bought bars. Of course, he has her working out on top of this so basically her body is running on empty, 24/7. So, what happens when she plateaus? Eat less? More cardio? What happens when her metabolism is so shot from this extremely low calorie diet that her body stores everything she eats? She too, will give up.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE!? Clients are paying money and putting trust in people that are truly only making things worse. It angers me so much to see those willing to make a change be put on a plan that is designed to make them fail.
I of course told my friend that the plan was outrageous, and I know that's one person, but I know there are so, so many others being fed this ridiculous information.
I want to fix this so badly. I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about what I could do to make this better. I don’t have the answer, yet. But my brain is far from being done thinking about it.