Play is a mindset that all can take on when the environment is right. We as health proffesionals must create the environment.
It is all in how we approach the clients “work out”. We can have it be spread sheets and all about numbers or we can choose to make it about health. Fun and play are critical to our health as a society. More so now than ever. If a client comes to you after they get out of their accounting job and all you do is crunch sets and reps and numbers are you really doing that client justice? Are you giving them what they need? Or are you just giving them more work.
In Stuart Brown’s book “Play”, He describes how dogs go about play. If you watch two dogs about to play. They first bow down and get a playful stance. Signaling to the other that play is about to commence.
So bow down to your client, and bring your own playful spirit. I will bet they will bow right back and “Play” will just happen