I understand that once we get an opportunity to talk to a potential client we can put their mind at ease about the way a Trainer customizes a workout, but what about the average gym goer who may have some misconceptions about training on a one-on-one basis. Do potential clients talk themselves out of Training before we get that open discussion. What if potential clients feel they have to already be at a certain level of fitness before working with a trainer?
Do potential clients fear Trainers? Do they feel that the workout will be too difficult? How do we dispell the myth that Personal Trainers aren’t in the business of hurting people, Boot Camp style with all clients.
Q: “Do potential clients talk themselves out of Training before we get that open discussion”?
A: That depends on how comfortable the potential client may feel working one on one with a Personal Trainer.
Q: “What if potential clients feel they have to already be at a certain level of fitness before working with a trainer”?
A: Fitness Entry levels are different with all potential clients…no two people are alike.
Q: “Do potential clients fear Trainers”?
A: Maybe it isn’t really a factor of “fear”…could very well be the thought of unknown expectations.
Q: “Do they feel that the workout will be too difficult”?
A: More than likely this would be the biggest issue with a potential client.
Q: “How do we dispell the myth that Personal Trainers aren’t in the business of hurting people”?
A: I think if any Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor had those motives…they would’nt have a job.
I think the best way for any potential client thinking about hiring a Personal Trainer is to simply “observe” ALL Personal Trainers in their club.
Notice how they interact with their clients, if they’re attentative to the client, if they are punctual, caring and courteous and most of all ask other members in the club as well as the clients they currently training or have trained in the past.
What achievements has the trainer accomplished, years in business, certifications and insurance. And can they provide some references of past clients and results, i.e websites, before/after photos etc.
Is the Personal Trainer willing to meet in person for a free consultation? Some Personal Trainers may not take on all potential clients they meet, rather refer them to someone with a better fit for the clients needs.