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Betoota Advocate puts humorous slant on personal trainers’ advice to clients

Betoota Advocate puts humorous slant on personal trainers’ advice to clients
April 16, 2018

Satirical news website The Betoota Advocate has set its sights on the fitness industry with an article highlighting advice given by personal trainers to clients.

The article 'PT Sniggers At Conflicting Advice Offered By Client’s Dietician, Physiotherapist And GP' takes a humorous swipe at a sometimes contentious issue.

With personal trainers being respected by their clients, they frequently give, and are asked for, advice on diet, nutrition and medical issues. However, as many in the fitness industy know, dieticians, nutritionists, physiotherapist and medical practitioners are sometimes unhappy with this.

The article states "a local personal trainer has today confirmed that he is happy to offer his clients a raft of advice on a number of topics on which he is wildly unqualified on.

"The employee, and Cert IV qualified personal trainer at Legends Gym in Betoota Flightpath District told The Advocate today that he is not only a coach in the gym but a coach in life and general health.

"Vincent Raymond (29) said; 'Yes, I do like to help my clients out on a number of things. Life Coaching. Dietary requirements. Muscle strains. Mental health'.

"When quizzed on whether he is in fact qualified to give advice on any of those things, the man wearing a Legends Gym shirt a size too small for him became a little irate.

“"No, all these qualifications these days are bullshit!' said the man unable to go through any social interaction without mentioning that he has Cert IV in Fitness."

The article also quoted the fictitouis 'Elyse Wetherspoon from the Australian Medical Association' who apparently told "reporters that they have seen a concerning number of personal trainers adopting medical practitioner roles that they have had no training in whatsoever.

“'Ever since this fitness craze has taken off we have seen a huge number of PT’s offering advice on an array of matters to which they have limited understanding.

“'It’s not so much that it’s dangerous, because no one actually listens to them, but it’s frustrating and a barrier towards people getting fit because they can’t handle the constant ‘guidance.'

"Raymond responded with laughie cry emojis and said it was pretty typical for doctor’s to say that kind of stuff."

Reacting to the story, fitness industry leaders and opinion formers responded on Facebook.

Click here to read the full article in The Betoota Advocate.

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