Making Better Personal Trainers

Want to be a better personal trainer for your clients? Here we have some advice from the other side of personal training – the client! Having had a few personal trainers over the years, we want to tell you what we like and what makes a better personal trainer in Essendon.

Go the Extra Mile

Ok, so we aren’t good at personal activity and we need help in that area, but quite often we need help in other areas like nutrition, sleeping better, injuries to our body. Tell us how to get more exercise during the day by doing other things. Go the extra mile for your clients, don’t just train them. Often clients who need exercise help, need help with their eating, sleeping, work life balance. As you are training them, talk to them about nutrition, or things that have helped you or your other clients recently.

Don’t talk Jargon

Please don’t talk to us in jargon, we may not know what you are talking about. Often personal training clients don’t have the knowledge and know how that you do. So speak to them in layman’s terms, don’t use the technical terms for parts of the body as they may not know what it is. Always tell them how this exercise is helping a particular part of the body. This spurs us on to do more if we know it is helping a part of their body we want improved. If we are in your cross fit class, we want to know how many kilojoules we are burning. For further information you can visit this site about gym.

Talk to Us

We actually hate exercising and even more hate how it hurts! If you talk to us it takes our mind off the pain and monotony of the exercise. Talk to us about what is happening in the gym or if you are giving us strength and conditioning training, talk about something interesting and make us laugh as our back is killing us and we want to curl up and die. The helps make time goes so much quicker too.

Give us Lots of Praise

Everybody loves praise and we love praise especially during strenuous workouts, as it gives us the extra push to run further, lift extra weight, and do much crunches. We are like little children and thrive on compliments, even applaud us as we run around the oval again and again. Also, don’t forget a few pleases and thanks, this help us and doesn’t make you sound like a drill sergeant! If we wanted commands, we would join the army.

Be There For Us

Don’t stand at the other end of the oval shouting instructions to us, we can’t hear you and don’t want to hear you. We know that you can’t do all the exercises with us but if you are in close proximity to us that sure helps, as we feel you are our partner in health and fitness. And that’s exactly what we want – a partner in health and fitness!