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Why I quit Figurine fitness

I had it on my mind from long though never penned it. This post is dedicated to all those work out freaks that are befooled by their trainer in to buying costly food supplement specifically at higher price then what is available in market. In this post I am not being critical of gym but I question all those trainers who forget their profession and mint money by fooling their clients.

Same happened with me and I have no qualms accepting it, I am rather glad that I realized it and moved out from gym.

It started in month of Jan 2009 when I joined Figurine fitness located in Jaynagar (as I said earlier I have nothing against gym in fact they have some of the most proficient and hard working trainers I have seen, but it’s because of my trainer I developed antipathy against gym!).

Inception of gymming was great. I was allocated a trainer who would teach me when to do what. After a couple of weeks my trainer asked me to start taking supplements as I needed extra protein to build up muscles (given that my body type is lean). My trainer asked another trainer to arrange for supplement for me.

This continued for a couple of months. I feel something went wrong between my trainer and other trainer who was arranging supplements for me. So my trainer asked me to not take supplements from other trainer and tell him that I would it from market (I was certainly lying for sake of my trainer). After this my trainer started providing me supplements. I realized that size of supplements packs had reduced but price had increased, when I enquired in market I found that same product was available in as less as 2000/-. At this point I decided to move out of that gym and joined another gym.

I could have done following –

1. Speak to my trainer

2. Speak to gym management

I thought of speaking to management but then they are not the one who asked me take supplements from trainer. And this would have only created resentment b/w trainer and me.

I quietly moved out of gym and join Legend Fitness, will jot down in another post as to why I have been able to continue with my current gym past more than 6 months, and hopefully in the future as well.

Comments

  1. Hi,
    I am Vinutha, currently managing Jaynagar FF. Firstly let me appriciate you for putting up mal-practices happening on the gym floor about which management is not aware and not in control.
    Coming to taking supplements, ofcourse, it is required.But one should always take advice from a sports nutritionist, who can make your nutrition plan as per your body type and intensity of workout. Please get in touch with me for eloborate discussion on 9945422994/26712201. I am a internatioanally certified Weight training personal trainer & sport nutritionist and would definately be glad to enlighten you on the topic.

    Regards
    Vinutha

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  2. I received a mail from Santosh (Director--Figurine Fitness) today and I am really happy that he offered help. Here is the abstract of mail I received -

    #####################################Hi Tarun,



    Its unfortunate that fitness enthusiasts like yourself could not bring it to the notice of the management it would have helped us to check it right then never the less we have figured out on our own who the two trainers where based on a clue we received and punished them for these acts that where on for a brief while. We have also put up a notice that says the trainers are only qualified to train and not suggest nutrition or supplements for which we have professional nutritionists who sit there.



    On the other end these supplements most often do not work and also can be counterproductive if not prescribed by body type and keeping in mind the progressive response of protein assimilation.



    Please feel free to visit our nutritionists and we will be glad to assist you and we really regret the inconvenience and embarrassment caused to you and we will surely make it up to you.



    Regards,



    SANTHOSH KUMAR

    Director--Figurine Fitness
    www.figurinefitness.in
    Phone +91 80 25294019
    Mobile +91 98450 32994
    santosh@figurinefitness.in
    ###################################

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