My clients are all over the map with what they are able to accomplish in fitness during the week between our sessions… with both injury prevention in mind and the clients’ desire for change and growth, it is paramount to keep the sessions challenging and yet safe. Are most trainers providing “home programs” for their clients? And if so, is this customarily a separate charge?
One of the first things are ask new clients is whether they want to work out on their own, and, if yes, what equipment they have available. Based on the information, I design a program that is consistent with their needs and goals. We practice that at my studio (I usually have all they have) until I am satisfied that they can execute this set of exercises correctly.
After that, I usually keep them on the home program for a while and utilize my own more extensive studio equipment to challenge clients further. The home program may be updated as needed.
I do not charge clients for that. I consider it to be included in my personal training fees.