I gave (and still do) my clients a solid foundation in why they need to do certain things. This includes teaching them to listen to their bodies response to exercise or food. I trained Mark a few times way back in 2004, we lived on the same street and while we didn't train for that long Mark still knows his stuff. I'd happily let him train any of the PT's I used to work with as he'd do a great job (probably wouldn't enjoy the wages though).
Mark sent me a message earlier today saying that he saw a poster in his work gym.
Work Gym Member of the Month - Brian
with the following quote "Brian's shift patterns are far from favorable, yet he still manages to make it to the gym after a long night shift! Well done Brian, keep up the good work."
Mark spotted the fact that training after a night shift isn't something to be proud of or aim for, lack of energy, altered sleep patterns, hormonal disturbances etc etc all add up to it not being the ideal foundation for a gym work. The guilt advertising may or may not have its desired effect and shame others into "showing up."
In my personal opinion Brian would be far better searching for jobs away from night shift or shift work in his quest for health, wellness or a six pack. However, well done Brian, you've just showed Mark the exact reason why he trains rather than drains himself. Well done to Mark as well for not getting hooked into the guilt marketing these gyms use.