Why Men and Women Avoid Personal Training With the Opposite Sex

All fitness centers are a place for many types of gym goers, this does not include bodybuilding gyms and women's only fitness centers. All fitness centers provide personal training. There has always been some separation with male and female personal trainers. The big question here is why males and females avoid personal training with the opposite sex?

From a female personal trainer perspective, I see this male and female personal trainer avoidance quite often. First, most personal trainers are willing to work with anyone and everyone. Some may prefer older adults, men, women, children, or just athletes. In my own personal experience some older women tend to avoid male personal trainers because they feel as though they are only into body building which reduces the chances of training with a male trainer. Some women think male trainers are the "Arrogant" type. A good majority of women only want to train with female trainers because they are uncomfortable with training with men. Most women are seeking trainers that are understanding and knowledgeable. Some look for trainers that specialize in certain aspect of training such as weight-loss, corrective exercise, strength training, and do not have a preference in male or female.

The other day I encountered a gym goer while training some clients. Lets call her "Connie." She spoke with some of my clients both male and female. She asked them about my ability as a personal trainer as well as my personality. My clients then discussed my training methods and personality. When I walked over and introduced myself she said she has been looking for a personal trainer for a while now and that I seemed like the type of trainer she wanted to work with. Of course I had to ask her why. Hearing some frustration in her voice stated she felt intimidated by the male Personal Trainers that she has seen in this particular fitness center. She needed to be trained by someone more "like her", meaning a female personal trainer.

On very rare occasions men have come to me seeking advice on reaching goals. Granted I am always willing to assist anyone with any questions fitness related whether they are male, female, young, and old. I have had men deliberately avoid me like the plague at the gym even though they have seen me training for several months. Do the letters on the back of my uniform not state "Personal Trainer"? Am I intimidating? Do you think my years of experience and knowledge are inadequate? Am I not strong enough to spot you? "Do you think you will offend me while speaking to me?"

A few years ago while at the gym with my husband. I was spotting him on his last set on the bench press. There was a guy on the chest press clearly needing some assistance. He waited until my husband was finished and walked right past me without a word and asked my husband for a spot. I was disappointed. I may not be …

Do Women Like Sex Toys? 7 Things Every Man Ought to Know About Your Girl (and Her Toys!)

What kind of sex toys to women really like? What would a woman use a sex toy … when she can have sex with any man she wants, any TIME she wants? Do women masturbate as much as men do? If not … why not? Can a woman have an orgasm with a sex toy, faster than during sex? What type of toys are most common? Will buying a sex toy for my girlfriend, wife or partner turn her on … Or will it be wildly inappropriate?

Any of these questions sound familiar? If you are anything like the vast majority of men who enjoy our articles on sex, lust, love and relationships, the topic of sex toys and girls has no doubt come up for you more than once, right? (no pun intended, too)! The truth is, while women love sex as much as men do, it's much more difficult for a woman to have an orgasm from sex. Why? Because girls have a much different sexual response cycle than men do, and our most sensitive sexual spots are often buried more deeply in our bodies than men can reach on their own.

Want some quick facts about women and sexual aids? Let's take a look at 7 little known facts below!

Here are some random thoughts about women, vibrators, sex toys and things that turn her on when she's NOT with a partner. (and sometimes, when she is as well)

1. The vast majority of women do masturbate. (not as much as guys do, it's true)
2. Women DON'T use vibrators to play … As much as they use nothing at all. (just her hands, guys – she's easy!)
3. Many women enjoy sex toys as part of an easy way to spice up a relationship and have better sex to boot!
4. Some women don't want to discuss what they do in private, either … As this can still be a topical taboo.
5. Buying a sex toy may seem like a good and romantic idea, but in truth, it's probably NOT what she really wants as a gift. Why? Because while some women might disagree with this, what she does in her alone time is probably best selected BY her, for herself. (even though many women do enjoy sharing these sorts of intimate experiences with their partners)
6. The vast majority of women can have an orgasm from a sexual aid of any type. While it's not nearly as "open" a conversation in public as men's habits are, some surveys show that upwards of 90% of women can achieve orgasm from self gratification, and most can (and frequently do)! Have multiple orgasms from the same activity.
7. Lastly, there are 2 different types of orgasms that are common while using sexual "props" or toys. The first is a sequential orgasm, which is a form of multiple orgasm where one quickly follows the other. The second type, called a "serial" orgasm, is more commonly found amongst women …