So many people go to trainers in hopes of losing an unrealistic amount of weight in such a short time. TV makes it look like it can happen within weeks! When the client is unable to reach that goal they are disappointed, naturally. What do you trainers do to help a client understand this is a lifestyle change and will not happen overnight?
I have a consultation with every new client. They must understand from the first moment that rapid weight loss is not what I support. Balance and long term success is the goal.
If they need rapid weight loss right now, I will be happy to work with them in the future after they’ve rapidly regained it. Then we’ll teach them to make good decisions and support them to be successful over the long term.