Besides using morale booster comments on your fitness website encouraging clients help the client to get rid of a negative mindset which can help immensely with them reaching their goals.
As and when the client performs a particular exercise well, or manages to make even a small dent in problem areas, such efforts should be praised and posted onto your fitness website or Facebook page. If you use positive feedback, the client will benefit – as muscles not in use become relaxed and the body requires less oxygen. This results in all-round better performance.
Another tactic that works well to get clients motivated, is to get the client to ‘picture’ doing the next move with better impact. Whether it is doing heavier lifting, or running faster, just visualising the move can act as a mentally energy booster. When someone visualises a particular situation, such imagination helps to strengthen the neural pathways into actual performance. In other words, when the actual task is attempted, the body reacts positively.
It’s always a great idea to video your personal training clients working out so you can replay it to them on Youtube and post to social media sites.This is also a powerful way to advertise your personal trainer business.
When a client demonstrates any symptoms of fatigue the general trend is to blame such fatigue on the body. Actually it is the person’s brain that is setting the energy pace. So the key to helping clients to stay positive and perform well is for you to use the tips mentioned above. You could also use other information and tips gained from your fitness certifications to help clients to stay motivated. Keep in mind that fatigue can be triggered by negative mental vibes.
Another important aspect when it comes to keeping your client motivated is for you to also be able to bring your best to the table. There could be days when you do not feel 100% good. On such occasions you have to find a way to put the difficult stuff aside and give your best to the job in hand. It may surprise you, but by doing so it could lift your spirits also.
Post a motivational quote or picture on your personal training website and tag them on Facebook letting them know what a great job they’re doing.