Your Personal Trainer/Fitness Professional/Fitness Instructor/Whatever 4 letter word you want to call them is a REAL person. We put our pants on one leg at a time just like you. We may be trying to quit smoking, or working on cleaning up or diet, or struggling to meet a new fitness goal just like you. We, too, have our good days and we also have our REALLY bad days. We have the days where all we want to do is lay on the couch, flip on the tube, veg out with a bag of Cheetos and watch reruns of the Jersey Shore (that comment right there should show you that I am FAR from perfect). And you know what….it’s ok! WE ARE HUMAN! And any trainer that tries to make you believe that they are perfect, or they never cheat on their diet or they don’t skip work outs is not being “REAL” with you. How can a Fit Pro expect you to be totally honest with them when they won’t be totally honest with you? REAL fit pros will listen to your concerns and not belittle you for “slipping up”. They can relate to you because they have probably dealt with the same problem and because of that, they can give you great advice because they’ve been there. And even if they haven’t been in the exact same situation , they will show compassion and not try to guilt you into “being perfect”. We are not perfect and a REAL Fit Pro shouldn’t expect you to be either. Is your trainer “real” with you?