There are some clients that I work with who work hard but not as hard as I know that they can. Do you have any tips/tricks that work for getting that client to push themselves harder to reach their full potential? (For example I really want this client to work harder but since we work in a pool I often feel like she isn’t working as hard as she should be). Any suggestions would be great.
I agree with Joshua’s answer…what are the client’s goals and purpose of the workout? If you feel your client is not working to her potential, you can both encourage and give specific feedback on how they should feel during the workout. (I also look at their face to gage the intensity). 🙂
Ultimately, it is up to your client and her internal motivational factors as well as her stage of change. This will determine how hard she will work and how much effort she will give to her workout.