In prep for 2015, I am setting goals with my clients. I approached a client and she said she does that in her personal life. She was very rude about it, like I was asking her something inappropriate, when in reality I am just doing my job. I asked her again, “are you sure you don’t want to set any fitness goals in here?” And explained that setting specific goals can help me, help her reach her goals. And she rudely responded no, I think you know what my goals are. I left it as is.
I work in a private 1 on 1 studio. She came to our studio for weight loss and has been making progress. I’m just so appalled at how rude and put off she was about me reevaluating her goals
sometimes, we have to take ‘no’ for an answer. After she had told you that she was setting goals in her personal life, you should have ended the conversation with a polite “If you want me to assist you with any fitness goals, I’l be here to help” and then not pursue this subject any further. Her answer made it clear that she does not view you as a part of her personal life.
She viewed your insistence as an imposition, and it does not matter how well-intentioned you have been.
It happens that we overstep boundaries of whose existence we are unaware. When you see her the next time, just move forward as if this conversation never took place unless she brings it up. If she does and it seems appropriate, apologize and tell her that you had the best of intentions.