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?
Hello Missy Reece,
Our job as trainer is to keep the client motivated to move towards their goals. Maybe the assessment could be reassessing the goals instead of doing body reassessments. Leave it up to the client and let them know that they came to you for help and that is exactly what you are doing…not giving up on them. Of course, let them know where and how they improved and what still needs work.
I personally, need to rethink my goals, also. Let them know that we trainers are human and also have our own setbacks at times. When things click it will feel amazing.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.