The Personal Trainer For Life, Not Just For New Year
There is always a surge of people hiring a personal trainer and around a third change their minds by the end of the year so how do people know who to have as their personal trainer?
The first thing to do is to ask why people get rid of their personal trainer:
Too much money? Well if you have to pay for a personal trainer as well as a gym membership most likeyl you are paying far too much to stay fit. Therefore corporate fitness will put a lot of people off monetarily.
Achieved your goals? Fantastic! In that case as long as you can maintain your achievement on your own then good luck to you! Keep going!
Don't like your personal trainer? This is more common than people realise. Some personal trainers do not adapt their trade with their respective clients. For example a personal trainer who is very energetic and jumpy would put off a shy and withdrawn client. What the personal trainer must do is adapt his or her training style to draw out the client's other side by empathising with them and putting them in a relaxed state before and after exercise. Some personal trainers don't even give a damn about what you like as long as they get paid. What they don't realise is that you are not dumb and after a while you will realise that it's time to get rid of your personal trainer.
One of the most annoying things i have come across in the PT business is that you are told as a PT to hold a lot of things back from the client so they keep coming back to you. This is where you find the people who are in it for the money and those who are in it to help people change their lives. If a PT gives you little nuggets of help at each session, then they are in it for the money. If a PT sits down with you on the FIRST session and maps out how to achieve your goal, what they are going to do and how it all works then they are in it to help you, and are often the more effective.
How do you know which is right for you? Of course a PT who gives you everything is more at risk from the client ending the sessions, but I ask you who would you trust more? A PT who holds things back from you or a PT who unveils everything for you to help you out. I'd choose the latter.
So a PT for life is a PT you can trust, who is effective, who drives you on, and helps you achieve so much, giving you the tools so that sometimes when you can't make a session you can do yourself. A PT for new year just wants your money.
Give a man a dumbell and he'l listen to what you have to say. Teach a man what to do with a dumbell and he'l remember what to do for the rest of his life.