I tell my clients that the program works if they work the program
I tell them that success can happen if they make it happen
I have my clients re say certain phrases: such as ” I’ll try to walk today” I have them say ” I will walk today”
I insist on positive verbage
There are no I can’t’s
I give them the tools, they are in charge of implementing them!
I always say, results are the measurements of one’s success. As a trainer, your clients should be meeting certain milestones along their training journey. It is the small steps up the ladder, I do not make it a practice to laud my client’s success, but my clients tell me more of the accomplishments they see outside of the gym.
Hi Douglas. I believe that “success,” just like the client’s fitness goals is very personal and specific to the person. I like to recognize the “small successes” that a client makes along the way so that they develop a mindset of “have” instead of “have not.” So many of our clients are looking for motivation, recognition and validation external to themselves, so I think it’s important to provide those things – when appropriate – so that the client can eventually begin to look internally for those things and can continue on their path to health based on intrinsic values.
I hope that this helps.