I yell at them!! lol
I explain to them before we even begin about the typical stages of a new clients excitement and how that leads to burnout and loss of motivation completely. A client needs to be educated on why starting slow is beneficial and its not just because of overtraining. What we do as trainers is help to start a healthy lifstyle meaning for “life” not just the next few weeks of months. It is a marathon not a sprint. Starting slow keeps that enthusiasm in the client so that they are always lookin forward to the next workout and not dreading it.
I make this very clear to all my clients before my first session and if they really want extra credit I give it to them as an option, but it is something that I planned out in accordance to my program for them. Most clients won’t do the extra credit, but if they do then you know exactly what they are doing.