She treats every fitness session as if she is trying to kill my brother, which is what encourages him to go the extra mile and try even harder.
My brother always encourages his kids to play nicely, and to get along with other kids. They are all very supportive, but they do have some friendly rivalry between the siblings. Not an enemy, but someone who can force you to compete to be your better self. A fine rivalry can benefit both parties, plus push them to higher heights they would never have reached on their own. It’s a good thing that my brothers kids can do that for one another. My brother has a rival, but not with me. He has one with his personal trainer, she always tries to push him to his limits and he tries to prove to her that he doesn’t have any. He has used other personal trainers before, but this is the first time he’s really butted heads with one of them. Since you’re the one paying the personal trainer, they understand who the boss of the relationship is, but this woman doesn’t play by those rules with my brother. She treats every fitness session as if she is trying to kill my brother, which is what encourages him to go the extra mile and try even harder. The results are amazing, he is exercising at high levels, and best of all, it keeps him happy. He’s never had a personal trainer who actually got him fired up. Since exercise is as much mental as it is physical, her ability to motivate my brother is so crucial.