I have a client who, for a multitude of reasons, has gained well over 100 lbs while training with me. Hardly a showcase for me as a personal trainer 🙁
Progress – not at all. I am hanging on to what I got.
But that’s exactly it. While he is not even close to where I would like him to be, he is still better off than if he did nothing at all. In his case, I understand to some extent the inner workings and can accept the situation as such.
As trainers, we are often more ambitious for our clients than they are for themselves. It is a matter of accepting their goals for what they are. Sometimes, we can nudge them. We can still celebrate the fact that we get them into the percentage of the population who exercises at all.