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 don’t let my clients set unrealistic goals, I educate them from the beginning and I use those TV shows as “reality checks”.
I monitor and modify as we train, if they aren’t getting the results they expected I fine tune their program.
We as trainers owe it to our clients to be educated, informed, certified by a National Organization and stay current with the latest fitness reports and studies.
It’s up to us to set the standards!