Would You Hire A Fat Personal Trainer?
Yesterday I was at a seminar where I met 2 personal trainers; both were overweight. They weren't
I have gone to a beautician whose hair wasn't perfectly done. I rationalized and figured that maybe she just didn't have time to fix her hair that day. Had her hair been neglected, brittle, and falling out, I would have certainly traced a beeline through the first exit door. It goes the same with financial advisers. Who would want to take advice from someone whose debt level is through the roof and whose phone number is on speed-dial in collection agencies?
When I got my Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, teaching aerobics was one of my side jobs. At one of our health clubs, there was an overweight aerobics instructor whose name I will not share here. Her classes were always full. Try as I might, I could not fill the room the way she did. The truth is, not only was she in excellent shape, but she also had the innate ability to teach a good class while entertaining her audience. Other members claimed that her physical appearance did nothing to inspire them and stayed away.
We are such complex creatures capable of incredible feats, but yet, we can get so elemental on the most basic concepts. See, I am torn at the idea that I would resist taking a fitness class from an obese instructor. It makes me wonder: Is perception so powerful that it trumps reality? In this case, should my decision to get in better shape be based on the instructor or should it focus on the actual instruction? Hum… I am so confused! What do you think?
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