The Importance of Understanding Your Clients’ Fitness Needs
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One of the key aspects of being a personal trainer is getting to know your clients. Each client has different goals, personal requirements and limits. In order to ensure loyalty, it is important to communicate with them, create a professional relationship and devise the perfect training plan.

Understanding limits

Clientele sign up for personal training sessions because they want to start a new fitness regime and often want to benefit from the encouragement that a personal trainer provides. However, it is necessary to understand how they work best. Before starting the training, speak to your client and ask them what they feel comfortable with. Ask them how hard they want to be pushed and whether a firm or soft encouragement approach is most suitable.

Setting Goals

It is crucial to set appropriate goals for each client. You must take the time to speak to them in detail, understand their lifestyle, their job and eating habits etc. These details have a significant impact on the timescale of their goals. For example, someone with a desk job may not see the results as quickly as a client working in construction. By setting achievable goals and timescales, clients can physically see and feel the results. This provides them with motivation and dedication moving forward. They will put their trust in you to continue supporting their fitness regime.

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The importance of understanding your clients’ needs