We should always be striving to be the best personal trainer we can be. It’s this enthusiasm and energy that inspires our current clients and attracts new clients. Here are my six essential key points to be professional, if you not doing any of these why not?
1- Dress the part & be on time. This is a respect thing, if you don’t respect your clients enough to be on time and dress smart you are likely to now see your clients as mates who don’t mind. They may be your friends but they are still paying you for your time and deserve you at your best.
2-Inspire your clients. You are the main source of inspiration for your clients so you need to be training towards a goal yourself, you need to be inspired by your own goals.
3-Plan your clients sessions. Even if you don’t plan each session, you should have a plan you are following for each client to reach their goals. Our bodies will adapt to training every 6-8 weeks, so training plans should be altered every 6-8 weeks. They should also however not alter every session as we need some constancy in training to adapt & improve.
4-Perfect introduction – If you plan the first thing you will say to your clients the session will flow. If you stumble into each session or if you always use the same introduction your clients will start to notice. Keep it fresh and inspiring.
5-Support them when they are not with you – Make sure they have a plan to stick to when they are not with you, and hold them to that plan.
6-Training and further learning. We must always be striving to improve our knowledge and keep our training fresh. Taking a good course your interested in will give you a massive buzz & a renewed enthusiasm for your job which clients will feed off.