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What It’s Really Like to Be a High-End Personal Trainer

Low pay, no vacation, predatory clients. The job is so much harder than the workouts.

Will Hansen. Photography: Simon Simard

Will Hansen and two colleagues spread out in a tiny conference room, wire up their laptops to a flat-screen TV, and get to work.




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