Ranty Friday: Fitness Instructors

Friday, 17 January 2014

Ranty Friday: Fitness Instructors

Dear Fitness Instructors,

I attend a gym, mainly to get a change of scenery and get out of my house. I also think that doing some sort of exercise helps with my stress levels. Unfortunately, I have little self discipline, and left to my own devices, rather than an energetic run, I will opt for a leisurely bike ride whilst watching Eastenders. This is why you will find me in your class as I am too polite to walk out half way through. There are however, some things that I would like to point out:

1. I don't want to hear you sing. Just because you have a microphone like Madonna, doesn't mean you are Madonna, so please stop the singing.
2. If you look around the class, it is the same bunch of people that have been there for the past 4 years. We don't need talking through every single step. We certainly don't need the music down low so that we can hear you talk through every step for a whole hour.
3. I have tried wearing contact lenses, but they are not for me. I wear my glasses so I can see. I don't need the mickey taken out of me for wearing them every week. In the same tone, you are lucky that men come to your class so again they don't need to be laughed at every week either. Once, now and again is fine, I have a sense of humour, as long as it is not every week.
4. I expect the classes to run on time. An hour is precious to me. I don't want to get home late because you over run every week because you start late as you are trying to get people to buy a t-shirt with your logo on it.
5. I never want to give anyone except one of my kids a high 5. I certainly don't want to give a sweaty stranger a high 5.

Just needed to get that off my chest. See you in class next week




  1. oh god I would be leaving. That sounds hideous!

    BUt then it is exercise and all forms of exercise sound hideous to me

  2. Ruth Davies Knowles17 January 2014 at 15:12

    That made me laugh when you said about the microphone like Madonna! :-)

  3. Chuckling away, it sounds as if your teacher is a bit of a nightmare! Mich x

  4. Ha ha, this did make me laugh - I have been in many a class like this! Well done for even attempting it....I would be in the cafe supping a cappucino and flicking through a magazine :)

  5. I have never been to a fitness class but there is a studio down the road from me with a female instructor and she shouts so loud we can hear her from our garden! She has the windows wide open and sounds a right dragon! I like the new fitness advisor on Day Break though - wouldn't mind him shouting at me!