I hope I didn't sound like I was mad at my gym or anything in my last post. They handled this with a great deal of grace and were very kind about the situation.
Girlfriend Jen asked why I don't just train for my gym. Excellent question. Problem with training there is twofold:
1) They charge something like $75 per hour for personal training, and
2) The trainers only get like $15 per hour.
So it's like everyone loses -- the client AND the trainer. Well, the gym wins in this case. But it's their choice as to how they're going to set up personal training. If it were up to me, I think I'd charge maybe $40 per hour, give the trainer $35, and call it good. I mean, you're already making money on membership fees, so why not encourage loyalty and great results??? But it ain't up to me...