I had a couple come in together to talk to me about lecturing them. I was wondering how does a trainer motivate their clients to complete challenges on their own without feeling like their trainer is lecturing them? I felt awful that they had a terrible week because they wanted to be defiant and do exactly the opposite of what I was saying. They felt I was just telling them that they were wrong and they had to do things my way. That wasn’t my intention to make them feel bad for being themselves. I felt, on the other hand, that I was giving them ideas for how to plan out their week. Am I doing something wrong?
Hi again Caitlin,
Maybe you could suggest to them to sign up for a race of their choice (something fun) and use that as a motivation. It will make them work towards something they haven’t done before and this way they won’t feel they are been micromanaged. It will be a good challenge for them and it will teach them to work better as team since they have a goal to accomplish.
Maybe this will help.