Okay, this really isn’t a RANT, its more like a random thought… here goes!
I was chatting with some of my (skinny) girlfriends over brunch the other day, “complaining” about how and when men choose to approach us. One of my girls brought up a situation where a trainer at her gym was bothering her each week, insisting on giving her free training sessions. A few of the other girls chimed in with similar stories.
As they went on and on about turning down personal training sessions, I realized that this was something I had never experienced.
Aside from a crazy stalker who almost followed me into the women’s locker room when I was a member of Bally’s, I have to admit that I have never been hit on at the gym. As I am pumping away on the treadmill or elliptical I often watch trainers in their bright colored T-shirts walk over to women and help them or talk to them. But I always assumed that they were clients. Listening to my friends made me realize that some trainers are scanning the gym floor and deciding who they should offer their services to based on looks.
Honestly, I can’t be mad at them. I know when I’m at work, I only flirt with guys I find attractive, but I’m just wondering from a financial perspective why it hasn’t hit these guys to branch out.
I could be wrong, but I thought the point of the free training session was not to get dates, but to grow your client list and ultimately, to make money. So, instead of approaching the svelte fitness model chick, who really doesn’t need your help to maintain her body. Wouldn’t it make more sense for these guys to approach the girl who obviously has some weight to loose and a greater need to purchase their services?