Today I was working out with my trainer and we got into a discussion about safety. Gym safety is very important to me, seeing as how my number one fitness goal is To Not Die. But after this conversation, I’m not sure that she and I are moving in the same direction as far as our goals go.
My Trainer: “Hey, did I ever tell you that that was the part of my certification exam that I failed?”
Me: “The safety part?”
My Trainer: “Yeah. You know how when you have a client who is short of breath and is showing signs of distress, how you’re supposed to be real careful and conservative with them?”
My Trainer: “Well I didn’t do that. I killed ’em.”
Me (not really sure how to respond to that, attempting to unobtrusively gauge the distance between me and the nearest exit.)
My Trainer: “But you know, Jenny, the thing about failing is that you start to think, “‘Hm, maybe I shouldn’t kill people’.”
Me (totally on board with this, and wanting to encourage this train of thought as much as possible.): “I think that is an excellent motto for life.”
Mary mert says
I’ve gotta say, I agree with that motto 100%. 😉
I’m so glad your trainer was able to figure it out on her own.
well…i think thats positive? Right? that she worked on it?
And excellent motto. Bumper stickers and t-shirts are waiting!