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A trainer at an unnamed LA gym wrote a confessional for The Cut about how he was educated to "charm, seduce, and manipulate" new members into becoming personal training clients. At the core, Jesse Murphy says, "closing a contract with a potential client means finding out a client's deepest insecurity, then continuously reminding them of it while supporting them through their struggle." Jesus. He's also an aspiring actor; the photo, at right, is from his IMDB page. [The Cut]