San Diego Personal Trainer Being Plagiarized

As a Personal Trainer here in San Diego, I realize the hard work that it takes to build up your own personal brand, establish a method of training, and get clients to commit. I take pride in the fact that I have done all of these things and much more in less than one and a half years time. I am so blessed to have a full schedule of clientele who all believe in me and my unique methods of training. I continue to move forward, challenging both myself and my clients, to create the most current and cutting edge personal training techniques.

While my excellence as a trainer and ideas cannot be duplicated, they have been replicated.  Yes, someone here locally in San Diego is plagiarizing the unique material that I have worked so hard to create on my website. While some would be flattered, I am offended.

Being that I am very passionate about my work and have built my business from the ground up, I am extremely offended that someone would commit such a crime with my copyrighted work. I am an author. I am a creator. I am an educator. I am a mentor. No one can take this from me, but they can try. I think that being a performing artist makes this even more emotional for me. It reminds me of someone stealing choreography (happens all the time in the dance world). I used to wonder why choreographers were so uptight about who was permitted to perform their work. Now I understand.

Personal trainers are defined by their creativity. This fraudulent trainer obviously doesn’t have the creativity to write her own words, and for that I am truly amazed.

Moreover, this individual does not deserve the credit or clientele that she has received by using my words. This is why I will not mention who this individual is or leave a link to their website. Nor does this person deserve the hits to their lack-luster website. How embarrassing would it be for this trainers clients to find out that the content on their website was actually “personal trainer Nikol Klein’s” material! (too bad my schedule is full…)

I urge you all reading this to be individuals. There are no shortcuts in life. Do not take credit for the work of others. Create your own voice in this world…don’t try to steal mine…and please, write your own damn material for crying out loud. If you can’t do that, then find a new profession. You may find that the karma you have coming isn’t worth the “apple” “c” you pressed on your keyboard.

Best in Health,

Nikol Klein

San Diego’s Most Trusted Personal Trainer for Women

About Nikol Klein

Nikol Klein is former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Women's fitness expert. She currently works with Women all over the world as a personal trainer and Ballet Strength coach to dancers.

Posted on May 26, 2010, in fitness, nutrition, personal training and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I can’t believe that someone would do that. How could that person consider themselves a good trainer if they are copying your ideas?
    On another note, it should be a boost to your ego. Obviously you are setting the bar and doing something right.
    Keep up the good work, Nikol. I am sorry to hear that something like this happened to such an innovative person.

  2. HealthBuffJen

    So disheartening for all of us work-horses. Your right, that person needs to find a new job. Perhaps at kinkos. Copies, anyone?

  3. Can you prosecute for something like this?

  4. Since you are a huge success in San Diego other trainers see that and want to be just like you. What this person doesn’t realize is that it is making them look pretty stupid.
    And you can take legal action.

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