When you are training a client 2-3 times a week, how do you find the right balance between a structured and predictable program vs. a new challenging workout every time. I want my clients to make measurable progress, but I also want to keep my clients guessing and teaching them new things. Clients want to see progress, but that often involves a lot of repetition with certain exercises, but if you are always doing the same thing, your are not really doing a good job of challenging your clients. Any tips?
My workouts are always evolving. Depending on the client’s needs and goals as well the time they have available, I’ll design a program that it will constantly change and evolve. I’ll throw new variables in their training (tires, kettlebells, ropes, etc.) and also change the terrain where they workout (hills, grass, sand, indoor/outdoor, urban or open field, etc.). I never tell them where they will be working out till the day before. Sometimes it involves a lot of running and other times it doesn’t. It’s always tailored to their goals and at the same time they’ll get a lot of exposure to many different methods of training…never a dull moment.