08 The personal trainer in Stroud
Personal trainers are very special types of people. Despite being able to lift lots of weights and possessing muscles that the average person didn't know were inside their own bodies, they possess some very special qualities. Endurance, perseverance, drive, motivation, strength of character and above all, a very deep sense of care and commitment to others. They like to see people being the best they can be, which can be a rare trait for most. Most people will really think, "be the best you can be... but not better than me!" As I walked into the impressive gym in Ebley, Stroud, I noticed that the PT was very well liked. Many people said "hello" and stopped for a chat. He was extremely knowledgeable about his work and had a very strategic and disciplined mind when it came to knowing what should be done, when, and with what kit. He was happy to explain to me what different pieces of equipment could do for you, and which exercises and stretches are useful for different parts of the body. One of the fascinating things about this project is how much I am already learning about the work of people's hands. Not only that, but I am learning a small part of people's stories as well, and this is a privilege.
It was a fascinating experience, taking pictures of someone so dedicated to his skill. Thank you to The Fifth Dimension for allowing us in to take photographs for this project.