If you're an independent personal trainer and aren't bound by the limits of the establishment policy, it's still better (and the move more professional) to end that business relationship with your client. While Duff is far from the first star to date his coach, Princess Victoria of Sweden, married his own, and Madonna's former coach, Charles Leon, is the father of 19-year-old Lourdes, it may not be the best idea. When a professional relationship turns romantic, the risk of conflict and challenges in the relationship can increase dramatically, says Joseph Cilona, Psy, D. Not only can a coach jeopardize their job if their employer has a policy against dating clients, the client is met with a shady ethical point of paying someone with whom they have a romantic relationship, which has disgusting connotations.
But look, in Duff's case, Walsh is attractive, she's single, and sometimes two attractive people catch feelings, right? It's probably not uncommon for either party to develop feelings. You're in a private setting several hours a week, sharing conversations and having a mutual interest in fitness. However, on the coach's side, professionalism should prevail over romantic feelings, says Sklar. He says the right thing to do is to end the professional relationship before leaving the gym (it's unclear if Duff is still working on his fitness at Rise Movement).
And if you start to feel butterflies but wonder if it's one-sided, you should talk to your coach to find out if it's still the best option for you, says Cilona. Although it can be difficult, honest and direct communication about these types of feelings is always an effective strategy and can help minimize problems and collections, he says. Talking about how you feel about your coach or suspicions about how he feels about you can allow both of you to think about the best way forward and avoid problems, misunderstandings and other possible annoying consequences. For now, we'll just be stalking Duff's Instagram to confirm it, or a sighting of her at a different gym.
However, if you are working with a coach in a gym (especially in a larger chain), there may be rules against coaches who date clients. It can be considered unprofessional and therefore some gym chains don't want their coaches to act this way, which is completely understandable in my opinion. Meeting the first personal trainer seemed like a coincidence to me. He seemed too handsome to be interested in me.
But it was, for a while. If a coach earns an unfavorable reputation for this type of thing, they may also have to leave the gym, or even have management ask them to do so if they deem it necessary. The harsh reality here is that you probably thought that your coach was flirting with you when they were just being friendly, or that it was a tactic by your coach to keep you as their client. If your coach asks you if you'd like to go for a drink with him, you can bet it's not to talk about your deadlift technique.
It's not uncommon for a coach to want to talk to you about your diet, they may even offer to go with you to the supermarket at your next grocery store if you pay them enough, but not many coaches would offer to go for drinks with their customers. It's always good to receive gifts, and there's nothing common for a coach to give gifts to their clients at Christmas or on their birthdays and, in the same way, for coaches to receive them. I hope I didn't let you down if you thought your coach was interested, and like I said, it absolutely can happen, I've seen it happen, it's just that it doesn't happen that often and, in most cases, coaches need to be professional enough not to let it happen. Being close to a person you are physically attracted to and with whom you have acquired a deep relationship is very likely that one or both parties will be attracted to each other at some point.
Irwin, MA, CSCS, ACSM-HFI, ACE-PT %26 GFI Fitness Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University If you watch the Bravo TV series “Workout, you've seen the entertaining and sensationalist side of gym culture, spliced with some of the realities of personal training. While you may be familiar with the most obvious ways to make money as a personal trainer (selling and completing personal training sessions, etc.), you may not know that there are a ton of ways that. Being a coach is hard, very hard, there's a lot of rent to pay and it's a real dog-eating occupation. This is where a little flirting can help cement a relationship for some coaches and make it difficult for the client to leave them.
The difference is when your coach starts asking you about your relationships in much more detail, such as how long you've been single, what type of person you prefer, etc. In general, your coach shouldn't be flirting with you, and this is a big difference, it's up to you if you decide you want to flirt with someone, but it's up to him to decide if he wants to do it again. It's not something that normally gets a coach fired or something so serious by nature, it just doesn't look like the right thing to do. .