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?
You really do not have control of what clients do outside of the sessions.
People agree to work with you for a specific time. Outside of that time they have responsibilities and interest that you may not agree with, but have to acknowledge.
Outside activities may interfere with your sessions and you can discuss this but if clients want to do this outside of the sessions it’s in their hands.
I see my role as a teacher more than a workout leader. Most of my clients (and CEC students) want to learn and grow, to be able to independently apply what they learn from me in their lifestyle and classes. These clients (and students) are required to demonstrate the ability to do so independently before I will approve them doing so. One thing that I have found is that the serious clients (and students) embrace this format.
I do charge a fee for printed materials when clients want me to provide this. Whether the material is for a CEC course or a client, there are no refunds once the material has been mailed or given to the client.