Use these tips to motivate your personal training clients
As a personal trainer, it’s your job to keep your clients fit and healthy, by ensuring they follow their fitness routine and nutrition plan. This may seem like an easy task, but not so when working with particularly stubborn or unmotivated clients. Getting unmotivated clients to shake off laziness, change their habits, and keep coming back to your health club or gym, can be difficult, but, hopefully, it can be done!
Naturally, offering good personal attentions, in addition to coaching and guiding clients toward improvement, will inspire and keep your personal training clients motivated to work with you and reach their fitness goals.
That aside, here are more tips to consider if you’re looking to improve client motivation.
Set fitness incentives
Everyone likes to receive awards and presents.
Personal training clients work hard to achieve their goals, and rewarding them – when they reach a certain goal – can increase their motivation levels. You can reward them with a small trinket; a free smoothie; coffee with a friend; a free massage or new training clothes.
Conversely, you can introduce awards such as “Biggest Loser” or “Muscle Champ” to keep clients competitive yet motivated.
Make workouts fun
Workouts should be fun, not just tough and tiring.
Each time you train with your clients, keep them positive and ensure they have a great experience. Try to remain upbeat and design varied and interesting workout plans. Also, try to make sure that each exercise has an exciting twist and a rejuvenating ending by rearranging sets, using varied timing and saving the favourite exercise for last.
Constantly find new, fun ways to make personal training a blast.
Track client progress
Clients are more likely to commit to your fitness program, for the long-term, if you keep showing them that they are hitting their goals.
First, help your personal training clients to set their goals. Turn these goals into measurable milestones. After every training session, measure their progress.
More importantly, make sure you show them tangible evidence that their efforts are paying off so as to reaffirm their motivation.
Set attainable goals
It’s important to set attainable and realistic goals for your clients and set deadlines.
Set goals that are crucial in helping a client live longer, look better and weigh less. Similarly, break long-term goals into short-term goals. For instance, if a client is set to lose 60 pounds of fat over a year; you can formulate this to 5 pounds a month.
This way, your clients will notice that they are making constant progress and therefore stick to their fitness routine.
Talk to your clients
Developing a personal bond with your clients helps you understand their motivation. You can even go to the event that Gym To You take in Adelaide and offer life coaching & NLP in addition to fitness and bootcamps. Of course, you need to have the qualifications & skill set to be offering something of this level, but will definitely add to the longevity of your relationships.
Whenever your client is down, find out what is frustrating them and try to motivate them. You should also support your clients through the good and the bad times. Likewise, interact with them on social media to monitor their progress and goals when not in the gym.
More essentially, always provide positive feedback when working out with your clients.
Over to you! Now you have the tips to keep your clients motivated, inspired and successful in attaining their goals.