I often give my clients newsletters once a month, most of these are with tips or contain articles about fitness etc . I am really wanting to start including “homework” for them though. I feel like it will help both of us achieve their individual goals easier. Do you give out “homework?” How often and what types? Since most of my clients have been here before me I feel like they may not like the changes I am going to implement- such as- bring in your weekend food journal. What are some ways I could perhaps make it fun for them or motivate them to particiapte and complete the assignments?
Like the others, the only additional assignments I hand out are workouts to be done on their own – mainly additional aerobic & flexibility exercises – possibly some extra strength exercises (simple ones). I would only request that a client keep a food record (usually 3 days) if they were really having issues with their diet. And if they were, they usually did it pretty willingly since they needed the help. In my travels, I found that most people (at least mine) don’t really like “assignments” unless there’s something in it for them that they really want – and I can’t say I blame them. Heck, I can’t get most of my own people to read my blog! Good luck Missy.