Hi Lynn, if the client and I did not have this in our contract, I do not feel comfortable in doing so. Usually a program is developed utilizing my studio equipment. If they do not have this same type of equipment, I feel injury can occur. If they are travelling, the hotel probably does not have the same equipment. However with some clients I have trained for years, I have educated them about different equipment and, I will e mail. In most cases a client who asks at the last minute will not do the workout anyway in my experience. A client who signs on with you for e mail programs will make preparations for such. I like success for my clients but, I do not want them injured. In the long run the injury will slow down their success more than a missed exercise session. Good luck. Brian rozzi
Thank you all for the sage advice. These are 2 new clients and I was a little taken aback by the requests. As many of you mentioned, I too have a long time client who I prep ‘vacation workouts’ for because I know she is capable of performing the exercises. I will definitely stay with the safety strategy – I’m better prepared if this ever comes up again.
I want to encourage them to workout on their own in between sessions with me. By them asking for the information it lets me know they are motivated and confident enough to do some things on their own. Additionally, they will progress that much faster and our training sessions will be more productive. I’ve had more success with clients who want to do the additional work on their own. I provide the exercises for my clients if they ask. I give them the exercise name, reps, sets and weight (if applicable).
Hi Lynn. For my practice, I will from time-to-time give client’s homework and this will include some suggested exercises. However, as others have alluded to, I will only do this with an existing and experienced client that I’ve been working with for a while, and that can demonstrate to me that they understand proper safety and form of the exercises I’m about to give them. I NEVER give new clients ‘at home exercises’ to perform.
I hope that this helps.
Send them the workout, one thing we have to remember is that it’s not about us it’s about them… give them what they want if they want homework give it to them. We gotta give them all the tools that will get them results!!
I easily email my clients their workout with this iPad app I use to train all my clients.
The Training Notebook on my iPad has been invaluable for my business.