[quote]Big Kahuna wrote:
I’d go to management and explain that you’re in no way affiliated with the sources and trainers that you’re recommending to other clients as an information resource. Then give management a list of the articles/videos etc. that you tend to recommend (I’d err on the side of the ones their philosophy tends to most agree with), ask them to review it and come back to you as to whether it’s fine for you to recommend them to clients. This might be risky if the management is a little self-righteous, but in assuming most sources are America-based, I expect any normal rational thinking person to not see it as much of a drain on their supervision of clients. Assuming you can successfully show them that they are simply outside sources you trust for reference, do not have a financial stake in, and are beneficial to the client, you shouldn’t have to really worry about it being an issue from there on in.
If you can explain to management exactly what it is you are doing, and denounce the accusations and false information of the other PT, then they should just let you go about your business once they’re certain you’re not “selling” the clients on something.[/quote]
I’ve actually made the videos myself. It’s just to give them a reference point and enable them to remember the information when they get home. All this fitness stuff can be terribly confusing to your average commercial gym customer.
I’m actually seething that my proactive stance is being scrutinised to this degree, at work.
No problemo amigo
In that case just show management the videos are free to use and there are no marketing tags, business links blah blah blah. Basically all you’re doing is giving more advice to the people you’re already paid to give advice to, the videos are voluntary and out of the kindness of your heart, and it’s as a reminder of the things you’ve already spent your workday teaching them.
As long as you can explain all this to management, show them your youtube channel/vimeo/whatever, and they say it’s all hunky-dory like a David Bowie album, then other PT’s shouldn’t be able to nudge into your limelight, because management will then just be able to run their complaints by your videos and see that nothing has changed and everything is fine.
It could be worse, you could have to hold a degree in stability ball training and earthquake squat prep.