This probably can go without saying for most of us, but I love exercise, and I love testing new exercise programs — be it programs I’ve put together for clients or existing templates from other trainers. Like Deborah and Dawn, I’ll often exercise with other trainers/instructors.
Another thing I’ve found to be helpful is to set goals throughout the year. I’ll often work with quarterly milestones: fall – get ready for a long vacation; winter – stay healthy throughout the holidays; spring – train for a run or other sporting event; summer – stay in shape for another run/event.
It’s also rewarding to see the passion we have become contagious with clients. Seeing a client reach a milestone (LaRue and Marlan), especially an athletic one, is nothing short of inspiring and motivating!