I’ve never had a personal trainer or coach. I often wonder what it would be like to hand over my fitness potential to someone really skilled who would push me, boss me around and make me a super star. Last time I was watching the Biggest Loser I really thought that if Dolvett could get his hands on me (nice!) I could reach marathon heights I never thought possible. I just hope he’s not opposed to MFT (Multiple Fart Trauma).
Yes, I would choose Dolvett. What about you? See if you can guess who is who:
1. Drill Sergeant-Therapist: Gets in your face, tells you what a dip shit you are, screams obscenities, then an hour later, calmly asks about your childhood and why you think you are overweight, sad, depressed, lonely, etc. Sheds a tear while learning your personal story. Occasionally touches your arm or rubs your back. Uses a soft, almost whispering voice that reminds you of the mother you never had.
2. Plain Ol’ Drill Sergeant Like in the Movies: Gets in your face and blinds you with his bright teeth. Reminds you what you are made of. Never fails to wear a tight sleeveless shirt that shows you what you could be if you really tried. Expects the world from you, but has an underlying sense of compassion. Gets results by orchestrating a teeth clenching, ass kicking, puke instigating work out.
3. Southern Drill Sergeant with Ink: Gets in your space, but not your face. Is not afraid to use the “f” word and repeats “Are you kidding me?” multiple times during a training session. Occasionally wears knee socks or clothes that do not jive with the gym atmosphere. Obtains a new tattoo about ever six months. Manages to be firm, effective and give you an ass whoopin’, yet you always know he has your back. Incredible skilled and has the ability to tailor and customize workouts like no other.
I made it so easy for you.
Everyone is different. Some people are motivated by yelling and aggression and high expectations. Others need more coddling and support. Lots of people might be somewhere in the middle. I get my feelings hurt kind of easily, so while I think I need someone to really push me, if they were too mean or degrading I would just cry and get snot everywhere. But in the end I would be better and stronger and maybe not such a crybaby.
All I can say about this season of TBL is 1) I’m glad the puke fest is over, and 2) PLEASE let there be a marathon!!
Have you ever had a personal trainer or coach? What do you look for? Consistency. Confidence. Skill. Risk Taker.
Bob, Jillian, Dolvett or none? Why?
Do you love the marathon episode as much as I do?