Why I am not taking on Asian clients and its not racist
I am not a racist!
My name is Bond, Dr. James Bond, I am a health and weight loss expert and the Sheffield Star fitness columnist. I work with people who want to improve their quality of life- particularly those who want to lose weight. What makes my service different is that I am the only doctor qualified personal fitness trainer in the North of England. Therefore I can take on super high risk cases that other fitness professionals will not dare.
Today I am discussing why I am not taking on Asian clients and its not racist.
Consider this. Generally speaking an Asian will never do anything that will result in Asian making money and I can give you loads of examples of this. If I sold a biro pen for a pound and a Caucasian person sold the exact same biro pen for £20 who do you think most Asian people would buy it off?
Believe it or not it will be the Caucasian guy.
Over the years I have had 38 Asian people come to me for taster sessions- they have come to my via my facebook page or website and with a name like James Bond they assume its a Caucasian trainer. Only 5 started training with me and two of them were more hassle than they were worth. Of the remainder 16 didn’t turn up on finding out I am asian and they never phoned to cancel. The other 17 on seeing I am Asian tried to haggle me down to next to nothing. When the haggling failed they all went to a lesser qualified higher priced Caucasian trainer. In other words this has cost me at least £500. Indeed when I worked at one gym I would refer them to a Caucasian counterpart. I told my colleague to charge £60 per session and give me the remainder £30. The Asian people would rather pay Caucasian person £60 than me £30 when haggling me down to £5 per session failed
Past experience of friends
When I worked at one gym it was part of our job to show potential new people round. Whenever I showed Asian people round they would not sign up but inevitably they’d come back later when a Caucasian colleague was on duty and sign up with my colleague because they didn’t want me to get a bonus for signing them up.
Believe it or not I have an Asian friend who signed up to one direct selling company as a distributor and he asked his Dad to be one of his customers and his Dad said no and his Dad went to a higher priced lower value competitor! In my research year as a student I used to be a Body Shop at Home agent and I did a home party for some Asian people they all said no. The following day I was in the Body shop in Sheffield city centre and I found the same people buying the same items from the shop from a Caucasian proprietor.
I used to give a free taster session but now my policy because of this has now changed. I now do what a lot of other trainers do. On booking your first session I will send you an invoice for £35 and if you start training with me in earnest I will knock it off your first bill- minus the gym rental. Believe it or not no Caucasian person has ever objected to this but every Asian person who I have put this to has objected. Haggling is unacceptable and if you do then I will not take you on. So if you want to haggle please don’t waste anyone’s time and it’s probably best you don’t call. If the genuine client pays the full price why should I give you a discount?
Its not true I won’t take on Asians
So its not true in anyway sense or form that I won’t take on Asian clients. I will do. I actually have some very good Asian friends. The reason I won’t take them on if they are going to haggle. If you are an Asian person, black person, white person, yellow person, red person, red yellow pink or blue and you are willing to pay full price no problem but if you want to haggle then I am not going to take you on so basically and the other thing is since then I’ve put on my website a photograph/ video of myself. A photograph of me goes on any leaflet and no Asian person has contacted me since then. I wish I could write on my website no Asians but I am not allowed to do that, the law does not allow me to do that. I wish that I could but I can’t. Anyway my name is Bond, James Bond leaving you shaken but not stirred and just before I go there is another thing.
Its not true to say that I won’t take on Asian people. I am not a racist. I have friends of every race and religion you can imagine. I am happy to take on anyone of any race doesn’t matter what they are. I don’t discriminate, obesity does not discriminate either. The only thing I insist on is that they pay full price and all prices are final and not subject to negotiation.
What happens when an Asian comes along
Unfortunately if an Asian person comes across another Asian person they will try to haggle and it takes time it takes effort its time I don’t have it’s a task I don’t want so if you are going to be like that then please don’t call. My name is Bond, James Bond leaving you shaken but not stirred.
In the long run
In the long run this has resulted in saving time for everyone as the timewasters don’t call.
This was one of the reasons I left previous gyms. A very large number of their members are Asian and they were constantly trying to get me to train them for next to nothing. When they failed- they went to a more expensive lesser qualified Caucasian trainer.
I refuse to take on people who want to haggle down on price- that applies to everyone though.
The above are my views and not anyone elses.Other people may have had different experiences.
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