Yeah, we should be charging those bastards to train THEM!
I joined 24 hour fatness with my girlfriend (I had to have somewhere to work out until school starts, and she likes the pool there). Since she lives in Salt Lake, and I live in California, I thought it might be a good idea for her to be able to get personal training if she had questions (mostly technique questions).
So we went in for an evaluation. I asked him what kind of program he would put her on. He said free weights and lots of core work. Well, that sounded prett good to me. So, I asked, would that include squats, deadlifts, and bench press?
He goes on to tell me that squats aren't for everyone. He himself, he said, didn't do squats anymore. He had hurt himself doing squats (implying that if he hurt himself, anyone could). And he had squatted 1000 pounds in the past.
I almost shit myself. Seriously. I was thinking, yeah, if you put 1000 pounds on a bar and got the bar off the stays, I can imagine that you did hurt yourself! WTF?
Later, after he went through the spiel about how my gf needed to make her own goals, he then started supplying the standard "tight and toned" bullshit.
Even my girlfriend could see how full of shit this guy was, and she's never lifted before in her life!