I have a client who I have been working with for a few months. She has canceled several sessions and I know she isn’t doing workouts at home, or following a healthy diet. This week is our last session (I am not sure if she plans on purchasing another package but I doubt it).
With most clients we would do an assessment to see where they have progressed, etc. I am a little hesitant to do this with her because I don’t want to discourage her at all, but at the same time I feel like it would be important to do. How would you approach this situation?
I do know in the way of form (doing squats, lunges, etc.) She has gotten better, so I will mention that to her. But, what would you say/do besides that?
Don’t be hesistant. Do what she has paid you to do and do the assessment. That assessment can be a wake up call for her. If she feels down, depending on the relationship you have with her, you can ask if there is anything that she thinks she could have done better and things like that. Ask questions that would make her do an self-evaluation. Now, if she asks for your honest input, then tell the truth without coming off like you are putting her down.