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Best part of being a personal trainer.

by Pablo Vizcaino, CPT

When you market yourself to potential clients, you subtly make them a promise that you'll get them looking and feeling how they've always dreamed of. Some of them expect you to hand them results, barely making an effort in the gym, and not making many changes outside of it, regardless of the number of times you emphasize the importance of nutrition.

But then there are those clients that make it worth all those hours you spent reading books and articles, talking to veteran trainers, or researching topics online. Those are the clients that make you want to show off their commitment and work ethic to your fellow trainers to demonstrate your abilities as a trainer and a motivator. Those are the clients that you even take pictures of, to show to future prospects how good professional and educated you are.

The best part of being a personal trainer?
The gleaming smile on your clients' faces when their monthly evaluations show that they've lost 10 or 15 pounds, or they come to you bragging about all the compliments they got on how good they look.

Sure the money's great, and the environment is hard to match. But when you make a significant difference in someone else's life, that makes training the best job in the world, and you the smartest human being you know.

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GREAT ARTICLE
by: Anonymous

I HAVE TO AGREE WITH PABLO, WHEN YOUR CLIENTS START SEEING RESULTS, ITS ALL WORTH IT.

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problem clients
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you addressed those clients that dont seem to follow the program you design for them. i had this problem when i was working at LA Fitness.
i found a little trick though,
i came up with a incentive system:

1)have them record their meals for the week. if they do, they automatically get 1 point. then, grade them. if they get an "A", that's 3 points. a "B" is 2 and a "C" is 1 point.
2)have certain incentives worth a certain amount of points. for example, they get a smootie or bar from the juice bar for 50 points. they can choose what exercises they want to do for a session for 20 points or whatever.

having something along these lines makes them excited about training and conscoius about the fact that you actually care about them and they arent just someone else filling your pockets.

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