I had a major revelation today when I was at the gym: trainers are really evil. OK, I’ll walk you through my revelation.
- Most people have jobs that make other people’s life easier. I’m an attorney. My job is to help people figure out their legal troubles and fix problems for them. I’m a fixer. My brother is an accountant. He job is to help people understand the million page tax code. The hubs is a teacher. He’s there to help kids understand Theatre and Woodshop in school. Chefs make eating easier by cooking for you. Mechanics make driving easier by fixing your car so you don’t have to. Doctors fix your medical problems so you have a happier, healthier life. All these jobs have that thread of commonality between them.
- Trainers go through their own programs to learn the body: how it works, how the muscles move and react, how it all goes together. They learn (mine at least did- not sure if it’s true of all, but I’m assuming it is) nutrition and how foods can boost your power, strength and energy. They are well versed in how to help people lose weight and get in shape.
- Trainers then use their knowledge to make you hurt. They take something that starts easy and make it harder. Oh, you can lift that weight? Give me 20 more at a heavier weight. They are pleased when you are hurting. They yearn for you to sweat, groan, collapse in sheer agony. They’re not happy when you’re doing well. They try to make you suffer and aren’t satisfied until you do. They’re job is literally to make things harder for you.
And that, my dear friends, proves my point. Trainers are evil.