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Funny Stories of a Personal Trainer : Highlights over the past 5 Years…

26/09/2017
Funny Stories of a Personal Trainer : Highlights Over The Past 5 Years…

Don’t worry i’m not going to name names in this post! haha!

Since starting LEP Fitness 5 years ago i’ve completed just over 8,000 1-1 personal training sessions and during this period there have been some absolutely hilarious things happen both in and out of sessions!

In this post I thought it would be cool to divert from the typical informative blog posts that I write and share a bunch of these funny stories instead…

The Prosthetic Hand (2012)…

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About 5 years ago, not long after I started the business I remember desperately trying to find new clients…

I posted adds on Gumtree, dropped off flyers, contacted people through FB, knocked on doors, you name it! I was desperate!

I’d just left University and had zero money, I had no student loan to rely on and both me and Sally were living off her nanny wage of £6 per hour! Scared, worried and anxious about paying the bills would be a HUGE understatement!

So i’m sure you can guess how delighted I was when I managed to get a few consultations booked in!

I remember this one time when my friends from uni were over at my house…

We were playing Fifa on the X-box and having a laugh, but I had a new client consultation booked in so I had to send everybody home before they arrived!

“just one more game of Fifa!” that’s what they kept saying, until about 15 minutes before the new client arrived!

After finally getting rid of them I quickly tidied the house and tried to psyche myself up with some music. I was super nervous as I only had about enough money to get me through another week (no pressure!)

All was going well at the consultation, I felt confident and after some initial questions I took the new client outside for a free training session…

But after the warm up I noticed the client look to the left and do a double take, jaw dropping, eyes in shock and turning completely white in the face!

I thought to myself “sh*t what have I done! please don’t pass out! please don’t die on me!” then I looked over to see what all the fuss was about…

To my horror… I saw a chopped off hand with blood pouring out of it!

“OMG there’s a dead body in my garden!” I thought.

I was totally speechless/freaked out.

“They’re gonna think i’m some psycho serial killer personal trainer! lol

With no words and in utter shock I ran over to the dead body…

It was a prosthetic hand with fake blood!

Upon discovering the fake hand I felt a great sense of relief, but at the same time I was extremely confused… “how the heck did this thing get here?”

After racking my brains eventually the answer came to me…

My mates had set me up! haha

After the session I called one of them up… when they picked up it was on loud speaker and about 5 of them started to laugh hysterically!

Surprisingly the client still signed up! I think they probably felt sorry for me! haha!

Cream Egg (2013)…

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It was just before easter (2014) and I was talking to a client about nutrition, trying to educate them on how to eat well and lose weight.

I remember discussing all the foods that could cause issues with weight gain.

This particular client loved chocolate, and they were eating a pack of chocolate biscuits per day! I was explaining how this chocolate eating habit could detrimentally affect their results and gave them some alternative solutions.

The client asked me if I ate chocolate and i said “very rarely maybe once per year!”

As the session went on I took off my jacket (I was hot!) but inadvertently 2 Cadburys cream eggs rolled straight out of my pocket and landed next to the client!

I had completely forgotten that I had bought them from the shop earlier!

The client started laughing and said… “guess that’s all your chocolate for the year then!” haha.

A Rude Awakening (2013)…

Back in November 2013 I had another potential client come to visit me. Similarly to the ‘Prosthetic Hand Story’ my mates had been round and I had to get rid of them (it was like déjà vu all over again!)…

At the time of this story I was doing all of my session outdoors because I didn’t have an indoor premises back then…

If you’ve ever done an outside session with me you’ll know that I like to use strange equipment, things like: tractor tyres and sledge hammers!

At this particular time of year it was absolutely bloody freezing! I had to wear about 5 layers (I looked like Mr Blobby!), hats, gloves, scarf,  you name it!

After some rapport building with the new client, some questions and a bit of a warm up I noticed the client randomly start laughing…

Oh no! What now??…

“is it my hair?!? or hat?!?! or the funny looking green coat i’m wearing?!!?”

“Why are they laughing so much!”

My pale, frozen face quickly turned to a red sun burn looking colour as I got all embarrassed and paranoid!

I turned around and once again my mates had set me up…

They had pinched my gloves out of my coat pocket and perched them on top of the sledgehammers, manipulating the fingers of each glove…one glove had the middle finger sticking up and the other was making the rude version of the V-Sign!

Both were facing the client as if to say… “Beep off!” haha.

Unfortunately on this particular occasion the client didn’t join 🙁 haha!

A Client Does The Full Monty (2012)…

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On this particular occasion I had been working with this couple (man and women) for a couple of months.

It was a Saturday morning and a glorious hot summers day in August. We were catching some sun rays whilst training outside…

That session we did a circuit and it was time to do some skipping…

They both started skipping, all was going well, we were all in good spirits, bouncing of one another’s positive energy…

BUT THEN…

Half way through the skipping the bloke’s shorts fell down, consequently exposing…

Well i’m sure you can guess…his crown jewels! haha! it was like a scene from the Full Monty!

To top this off, there were also a bunch of people walking past the house… who all saw this chaps…bottom! haha!

Thankfully we all saw the funny side and had the giggles for the rest of the session. Unfortunately the people walking past the screen didn’t view the situation in the same way, walking off with their tales in between their legs… in total shock! haha!

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