There are few situations that require you to voluntarily put yourself within intimate proximity with a close-to-total stranger. A session with a personal trainer is one of them.
Sometimes it’s great. Other times? Well, let’s just say we’re pretending they never happened.
Here are 10 people on their most awkward and embarrassing encounter with their PT. No, you’re not alone.
1. First impressions.
“I signed up to personal training sessions with the hottest trainer at the gym. Trying to impress him, I went way too hard and vomited mid-session… all over his expensive runners.”
2. Relationship counselor.
They may have a certificate of fitness, but matters of the heart are something entirely different.
“I went in after a breakup and ended up bursting into tears while on the bike to my middle aged, male trainer. That was embarrassing for me and awkward for him.”
3. Baby steps.
4. Wind beneath my wings.
“I was doing squats for the first time and wasn’t quite getting the hang of it. My male personal trainer went and stood behind me to show me how low down I needed to be going… when I farted. It was loud, smelly and no way I could hide it.
“I coughed and we both pretended nothing had happened. I never went back.” (Post continues after gallery.)
5. Hide and seek.
“I did a free session with a personal trainer, then kind of get convinced to sign up to a five-session package. I really hated it and tried to get out if it so I kept rescheduling and cancelling our appointments.
“This meant that every time I went to the gym to do my own thing I had to dodge and hide behind pillars and stacks of balls to avoid running into her. Each visit I would move across the obstacle course of the gym with the stealth of a sniper.
“I thought I’d been successful and ran into the changing rooms — only to bump straight into her. Awkward.”
6. Excellent facilities.
“The gym really didn’t suit me but I had two months until I could cancel my contract without paying big fees. I decided to still make use of the facilities — the free hair straighteners in the bathroom that is.
“I would go in my gym clothes, straighten my hair and then leave, without going anywhere near any exercise equipment. It was fine — until my old PT was at the desk and saw me go in with frizzy, curly hair and out with blowdried locks within 25 minutes. Safe to say, she caught me out.”