Saluting and Helping Others
I have been in the Health & Fitness industry now for 10 years dealing with a wide array of clientele. These clients range from those who have never exercised in their life to former collegiate athletes. Regardless of their situation they have one thing in common, like the rest of us they are seeking that extra something.
They are seeking out someone who can identify their problems, and just as important, someone who can remedy them. It is a surreal moment when a client finally opens up to their personal trainer, to confide in them why they’re here. Once that moment happens a huge weight is lifted off the shoulders of that client, (the first of many weights to be lifted) and a bond is formed that is rarely ever broken. This bond is essential and instrumental in the success of that particular client.
As a client you have to be ready willing and able to help yourself. You have to take responsibility for your own actions; you must recognize how you got here, and be able to go forward from this point on. Once all of this is accepted and realized then the process of revitalizing your body as well as your mind can begin.
A successful relationship between a client and trainer takes accountability on both sides. As a trainer you have to be the one to facilitate this. I often find that with these clients, the times they see me each week, could very well be the highlight of that week. They get that much out of it. On my end, very little feels as good as watching that client reach his or her potential in fulfilling their goals.
I would be interested in sharing some of these stories with you. Stories of clients that have overcome obstacles, whether mental or physical and the tools I have used to get them there.