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|Thu, 06-19-2003 - 9:01pm|
I've been thinking about this one for a long time...
One of my fitness instructors seems a bit unprofessional to me but I like her as a person and continue to do her classes. Examples of unprofessionalism are:
1) No proper warm-up prior to cardio work to the point where I have noticed participants stopping to stretch out a cramp because their muscle wasn't warmed up properly. This hasn't happened to me because I know my body well enough to warm it up but some newbies to exercising may not know what to do or how to do it properly.
2) Some cues which she provides in bodysculpting seem contrary to everything else I've read and been told. For example, she says that it is "cheating" to have your elbows pressed against your sides when doing a bicep curl but I have always been told to "glue" your elbows to your sides, keep the wrists firm and curl the forearms.
3) She talks about her personal life during the cooldown segment to the point that she forgets how long we have held the stretch on the right leg (over 2 minutes) and then hurriedly gives us 10 seconds on the left leg. This also happens during weight training where she either sometimes forgets to exercise the opposing side of the body or does not do the same number of reps.
4) Her music is too fast for the class.
5) In a constantly joking manner, she rants about our form, technique, etc. as a way of getting us to do the workout. In other words, instead of saying, "You can do it!" She's more likely to say, "Suck it up!"
6) She is not empathetic to all age groups, particularly seniors, who would sometimes appreciate a more modified version of a movement.
7) If you miss one of her classes, she takes it to heart and questions you about your absence.
I don't want to report her because I don't want to jeopardize her job. She is wildly popular and her classes are always packed. What would you do about this?