Douchey Trainer Strikes Again (and again).

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5905 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Treejewel19:  ….Mr. 99 is a licensed personal trainer and everything this guy does sounds totally counter-intuitive to the premise of the profession, where you motivate and encourage the client…not question and diminish their accomplishments….

If you’ve already mentioned it to your trainer and management, its time to take DT into your own hands….honestly, I get why it would be hard from a managerial stand-point to mitigate a guy like this, because he probably gets results out of certain people who are motivated by criticism….

So if it were me, and I’d just endured the hellish boat ride of crazy that a Crossfit session is…good for you by the way, and he took another shot at me, I’d look him in the eye and ask,

“Tell me Muscles, you get paid by the hour or by the pound?  Cause I just can’t figure out how any person would think the chaff your dishing out to me is helpful….you wanna go flex in the window, I need to stretch this out…thanks.”



Post # 5
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Wow what a douche. Also, what’s the “real” way of doing planks? I always thought it was forearms haha and 3 minutes is really tough to do!

Post # 6
1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@legenwaitforitdary:  I’m with you, I thought it was forearms too!! 3 minutes is killer!!!

@Treejewel19:  Personally, I’d say he’s intimidated by you. Just my opinion..

Post # 7
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congrats on the planks, those are tough! I’m usually a kill them with kindness type of person, so I don’t believe in fighting insults with insults but this guy kind of deserves it. As a personal trainer you’re supposed to motivate people. I would ignore him if it were me. If he says hello, just smile but don’t say anything and walk away. If that doesn’t work, I’d either tell him or management that his unsolicited comments ruin your experience at crossfit and you don’t appreciate them. People like him are usually self-centered and insecure. If all else fails, maybe he does deserve a good insult to get him to shut up lol

Post # 8
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

He is what DH and I call a “one upper”. These type of people don’t even care what it is you are  talking about, they will try to one up you! 

You could be saying “I had the worst cramps of my life” and this douche would say “well I got food poisoning in Tawain last year and it was way worse than your cramps!”

This is just a HUGE sign of an insecure person. And a total waste of time and energy. 

Post # 10
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why don’t you just call him on it and ask him to stop talking to you?

Post # 12
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Planks are not a walk in the park.

He’s just your typical gym douchbag. Maybe he’s embarrassed because a girl could kick his ass. I don’t know. 

In my experience, dudes like that are all talk. Huge ego. Small penis. I guess you have to make up for it somewhere, right?

He’s not worth your time.

Post # 13
2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mintblush:  I don’t think you should be mean to him, I think you should look him straight in the eye and ask him “I’m just wondering, have I offended you in the past? I notice you usually have some sort of not very nice comment to make about my workouts or my physical ability and I’m trying to figure out why.” Not only will he hemm and haww and backpedal and act like he doesn’t know what you’re talking about, he’ll probably never do it again. People like this only act like that because they think you can’t see what they’re doing. The way I fight this is to address it head on. No need for aggression, just directness.

Post # 14
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

This guy is a freaking asshole. At this point, like Nona said, I”d say something to him directly. Point out what a dick he’s being and tell him you don’t need or appreciate his commentary. That he should go play who’s better with someone else.

Post # 15
5445 posts
Bee Keeper

If it happens again I would just call him out with something like “I get the impression you feel the need to one up me constantly and belittle my achievements. I have let it go until this point but it’s really making me uncomfortable so I have to ask that you please stop making negative or judgmental comments about my, {or anyone else’s,} workout abilities so we can keep this a positive space.”


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