Todays post follows on a little from last weeks

where I talked about trainers coming down too

hard on their clients


The next realisation for a trainer is that not

everyone wants to be a size 8


While women come in many shapes and sizes,

they also have different reasons for doing

exercise and hiring a trainer to help them and

it’s not to be a size 8


Out of all the hundreds of woman I’ve trained

over the years, the top one is to drop a dress

size or lose half to a stone in weight


This means they are happy with the way they

look, they’ve maybe put on a few pounds and

would like to lose it again. I’m talking about a

size 14 to a 12


Others with a weight goal would like to get

from morbidly obese to obese, or obese to

overweight, or overweight to normal weight


However, I do consultations with everyone

new to the Studio and while they’ll mention

weight as a reason for coming, it is rarely the

main reason


Top, is to be healthier, feel healthier, it is

surprising listening to women talk about their

concerns of their future health and wanting to

reduce their risks of heart disease, cancer,

diabetes type 2 and frailty


Possibly from watching their parents have

poor health and knowing we’re living longer,

wanting a better quality of life in old age


‘Me time’ is a close second, doing something

good for themselves, looking for the feel good

factor exercise gives you, the endorphins, the

satisfaction they lifted a heavier weight or

survived a workout they previously couldn’t


The there is the social aspect, instead of

rushing home to be alone or the chaos of

family. Having a gab with the other girls and

sharing the pain


It has surprised me how many people come

to me now from the cheap gyms and say they

want more from their membership, they just

don’t want to go to the gym and want to be

with a group of friends, even if it’s the new

friends they’ll make at the Studio


Wobbly bits is common, still not fussed about

being a size 8  or weighing 9 stone but if the

wobbly bits could stop wobbling? They would

be happy


So for all the women out there who don’t want

to be a size 8 (and I don’t either by the way)

Get in touch




p.s. I should add that if you are normally an 8

and you’re now a 10/12 that’s cool. I’m not

saying it’s wrong to be a size 8, it’s just not

for everyone!




Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at or find more information at 

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