Yes, you read it right. What exactly does make the “most excellent” personal training client? Well, this is a tough question, much like the thought process that clients must ask themselves constantly when asking the same question of hiring a personal trainer? Trainer’s most often don’t always have the same luxury of sifting through clientele until we find that ideal match as we would be out of business quite quickly. But, speaking from personal experience when symmetry exists between clientele and trainer, RESULTS and sometimes even more precious life bonds are established. The best way to provide such details is to examine our own experiences with clientele, so let me share a quick story with you where personal training became more than just a career path.
In March 2013, I met a client of mine Ruth Z. She came to me with clear directions from her doctor that her lifestyle needed a dramatic change. Ruth was 250lb’s, had just started a diet plan and was a woman’s size 28′. On our first session we walked to her community gym and before we could get through our first sequence of exercises she was on bench, feelings as if she couldn’t go on. I firmly believe at that moment, this is when “life’s gifts are presented”. Ruth, showed me she was vulnerable and that she had the determination to make positive lifestyle changes. Through months of committed exercising with Fitness Propelled trainer, Geoff R., demonstrating a no nonsense approach to training, allowing herself to eat and enjoy healthy eating habits, transforming her daily lifestyle to incorporate more movement, and setting mircocycle and mesocycle goals; Ruth’s results now speak for themselves.
Not much more needs to be said. These are the core aspects that I think many trainers are constantly seeking. I for one am happy that I was in a position to experience them.
What traits do you look for in your clientele?