Many people have an aversion to the truth, especially hard truth. Some gyms will pander to the hyper-sensitive people out there; but real gyms won’t.
It seems no one want to be told they are wrong, even if they are.
Maybe that’s what a “judgement free zone” is. You can really be doing it all wrong and no one will tell you the truth.
Kind of like they want to hear about heaven, but don’t mention hell. If you are deadlifting or squatting with bad technique, you are at risk of an injury. I’d rather hurt your feelings than see you really get hurt and end up in the hospital
At the Cave, thin-skinned, easily-offended people will not be allowed to train there. Everyone has to be willing to be coached, work hard and be honestly corrected.
That doesn’t mean a good coach has to yell at everyone and drop f-bombs on them; however, he must tell them the truth or he is a lousy coach.
Never settle for a coach or trainer who is mainly interested in your money, not your progress and safety.