Original Request from Potential Client

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I take this as a compliment; because, it means that I have been in business long enough to have interesting stories like this one.

I received a friendly phone call from someone requesting my help with their health, fitness and wellness goals. Here is where the story quickly takes a strange twist.

This potential client asks if I will break a car window for them, with my bare hands none the less, to prove my strength along with my dedication to their health status.

What?! They repeat the request. I explain that there are other ways to break a window, I will not do this, and why would I need to do such a thing for them? They insist that it may be necessary to save their life due to their lack of mobility. They insist that I must demonstrate for them my ability to break a car window with my bare hands.

To make a long story short, they repeat this odd request over and over again. In my surprise, I do not realize that this conversation, free of charge, has gone on for over an hour. I have other places to be and other things to do. The person offers their car window or another old vehicle for the demonstration request. No.

I explain that this is unethical, outside my scope of practice and a liability issue. I will not break a car window, with my bare hands or otherwise, if it is not a true emergency. Yes, I am capable of doing whatever it takes to make sure you survive. Guess what? I survived this phone call by giving them free advice: you should be able to find another personal trainer, who fits your needs, at your local gym.  I hope they appreciate my time and service.

Looking at the image of old farm trucks, which I happen to love, I wonder, why anyone would want to damage something in working condition. Windows are very valuable these days, too. Oh well, I just keep on trucking. Haha, another pun.

I promise to do whatever it takes to care for your health and wellness, within my scope of practice.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

Author: Natalie

Premium Personal Trainer Service: ACE certified Personal Trainer, Health/Wellness/Life Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor, specializing in Youth, Youth Fitness, Older Adult, Orthopedic Exercise, Weight Management, Fitness Nutrition and Punk Rope.

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