What is a good rule to follow then creating 30 or 60 minute workouts. My concern is making sure clients get what their paying for. Some workouts might have too many exercises and other might not have enough to cover the allotted time. Any advice on what to do in either situation is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
It depends on two factors: the fitness level of the client and the goals. A quick fitness/functional assessment should determine the type, duration and intensity of the exercises that you would be incorporating in the program. I often see so many trainers putting their clients through exercises that are not the right ones for them. Sometimes you can learn by experimenting with exercises and routines, but that is ok as long as you stay within the boundaries of what the client can and can’t do. Progression is also very important when designing new exercises. Always start with simple and basic moves and then progress to something more complex and more demanding (once you fee confident about your client and his/her abilities). Beyond that, creativity has no limits.