I personally do not see a problem with an occasional text between the trainer and the client, so long as personal space and preferences are honored. Not everyone uses texting, but then again a lot of people have come to depend on it for “immediate communication.” Respecting the technology, I use texting with a client to send reminders, confirmations and “yes” perhaps even asking if they are well. That being said, I do NOT overdo it, nor do I do it without first obtaining my client’s permission or in direct response to a text from them.
Whether it is considered “weird,” and when it crosses the line in my opinion is when it is unwanted, or obtrusive.
I hope that this helps.
Texting is not the way to go to discuss a workout, however I do have a few clients who check in with me via email on daily basis as part of their program which is one way they “stay on track”
I will email clients articles that pertain to an area of interest or check in asking how they are feeling after a particular workout!
I text time changes and have no problem with any of my clients being bothered!
If you’ve assessed their stage of readiness, and they’ve indicated that they are ready, confident and willing to change, is it unnecessary to text.
I have to concur Karin. Just ask yourself…
Would a doctor text his patients to make sure they are taking their medicine? For me it is a resounding no.