Day two of my amazing life as a personal trainer. An inside look at personal training.
With today’s clients’ divergent needs, my day involves a lot of prep, focus, and energy. Of course, I design personalized fitness programs every day. However, my Tuesday clients encompass a variety of abilities and disabilities.
For example, one client is non-disabled with a few minor concerns, and the next has many challenges; such as breathing and tightness in several areas in the body.
The Best for my clients
As I mentioned yesterday, listening and supporting my clients is essential. Part of an hour session this morning involved discussing how the client can make changes in their daily activities that support the work we do in our sessions. Week after week I try to reiterate how important it is for them to practice.
Satisfies my soul
One of the rewarding aspects of training is helping people who want to change, working on their disabilities and seeing progress. I get excited even for minor improvements. I like to tell my clients how good they are doing so they feel rewarded.
My final client this evening is recovering from a broken bone and surgery, only recently returning to training. She shared with me some fantastic news; she received her bone scan results. The results showed no more osteopenia. She is happy and said that it was due to her training with me.
When clients are gone for a long period of time and return, it is like they are starting over. The only difference is they are familiar with my training style.
Upon returning to training, I slowly reintroduce exercises and activities. I also reduce the session time or the number of days they come.
The End of Tuesday Twist
For the exception of today, Halloween, I end each Tuesday by teaching a beginner yoga class. It’s the greatest way to end my day, teaching yoga that focuses on relaxation and stretching.
After a day like today, I find myself physically and mentally exhausted. Especially on this Tuesdays because of all the twists I experienced throughout my day.