I schedule my workouts as if I were one of my own clients. Not only will this help reinforce that you are professional and dedicated to walking the walk but it will help you get new clients. I plan all my workouts for the week over the weekend, for the week ahead. Remember that you are your best advertisement. If you are scheduling your workouts as well as planning your routines out in advance (days not hours so that you are not rushing to prepare) you will come across like you know what you are doing in the gym. Picking a consistent time to exercise weekly will help you not only stay in shape but meet potential clients in the gym. Keep that schedule for at least 4 weeks to give people a time to get to know your face. It takes nerve for someone to walk up and ask for advice from you but if you are dressed professionally, make eye contact, keep open body language and having a workout plan that includes technical moves all represent that you are an industry professional (perfect form) without saying a word.
This is for 1:1
It depends on who I’m training, their fitness level and any injuries/limitations. Sometimes a half hour per workout, and can usually use it again and/or modify as needed and for dif people.
Sometimes longer, but not usually more than an hour for something knew for one workout.
Plus I reuse mine, and again, modify as needed.
I keep charts and spend a short time reviewing what we’ve been doing, what I asked them to do, and when they arrive I ask what they’ve done since we last met.
I DO SOMETIMES WING IT TOO, BUT I use the cards with each client so i am always tracking.
How about you?
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I appreciate your responses. And I am glad to see so many familiar names Nancy, Christine, Natalie. I have seen a few of your posts as well recently Missy. And I am happy to see a new poster, Amy (for me anyway, may not have seen your posts in the past). I try very hard to keep track of what I am doing, but I can’t claim not to just wing it from time to time. I do occasionally trade sessions with another instructor. It isn’t easy to tell when I am not keeping good/safe form when I am really into a session. Every New Year, I like to work with one of my students/recently certified trainers to put me through a few sessions. It gives them a chance to be seen working someone out in their gym and I do some mentoring.
So keep up the good work everyone. Best wishes for your New Year.
I have a consistent yoga and meditation practice and a semi-regular strength training routine. Also, a regular MELT self-care routine.
Your point is well taken. I don’t spend a lot of time planning my personal strength training sessions. I customize based on what I’ve already done or taught that week (my sessions aren’t my personal workout, but if I’ve demonstrated a move a lot, or if I’m sore, I take that into consideration) and what feels like it needs work.