A coach not a trainer.
I consider myself a coach rather than a trainer. Here's why;
1. I teach not just train. I swear that most of my clients that have been with me for a year or more are more knowledgeable than a lot of the 'trainers' out there because they've listened to me and they've learnt!
2. A trainer turns up and beasts the class no matter what. A coach pays attention to the programming g and has an idea of what the class has been doing for the previous sessions, a coach builds rest and recovery sessions into the schedule so the class can get the most out of the 'beastings'.
3. I have a closer relationship to my clients because of the lower numbers in my classes. A 'trainer' that has more than 20/25 and upward clients in just a cheerleader. They march around and chant. I coach. Which means I have a number of clients that I can see all at once, I can get around everyone easily and COACH them. Not just shout a meaningless bs buzzword at them!
4. I consistently pay attention to my own development as a coach... I know 'trainers' that haven't done anything to develop their training techniques in 3/5 even 10 years. Sorry but a good coach constantly reads the latest literature and trains and applies the skills to see if they are effective.
More love. More fitness. No bs! Tx