Well I should probably keep my mouth shut, but I've never really been good at that anyway. I'm an independent personal trainer, I've tried training in big gyms and for me I like the much more personal approach of a 1 on 1 studio (I also do group fitness but were not upset about that now....) I like to be able to not yell over music, not always be fighting or bugging clients for resigns to make goals, I like not making my clients pay huge monthly fees or lock them into contracts for years... Basically I like to treat my clients as I want to be treated. That being said it REALLY upsets me when they don't do the same, I understand emergencies and sick days happen, I understand that you may not always remember to call or bring payment at the beginning of every month. I don't expect anyone to be perfect, however when you don't call/text/email/facebook/twitter me and let me know you aren't coming I am there because this is my job. Yes, I do love it, and I love all my clients and I don't do it to get rich, but it is my meat and potatoes, it's my gas, grocery, and bill money I depend on you to literally survive. If you don't let me know you're not coming I can't put anyone else in your spot to make money (we won't even get into how hard it is for rescheduling around 10-15 other clients schedules), and I drive to my studio which isn't exactly down the road and gas isn't exactly cheap and I wait for you. So please if you are sick or an emergency happens let me know, and believe me I'll understand, that's not even really what gets me... it's the ones that don't have emergencies that just don't take the time to let me know, or the ones that cancel or reschedule once a week and just leave me hanging at the last minute... Quite frankly it really kinda hurts my feelings that someone doesn't even value me, our time together or my personal time anymore than that... That being said time to get tough and make no exception policies go in effect, but still... this stinks :(
In other news.... leaving for the Arnold tomorrow! (Little stressed trying to get everything done as ya'll can prob tell lol)
Quote of the day:
The Golden rule "Do unto others the way you want them to do unto you".....