As a new trainer I’m reading a ton of different books and articles on creating workouts and programming and different ways trainers create their workouts and programs for clients. With each one I get caught up in it and feel mine should be created that way, when instead I strive to build confidence in my own workouts and how I would initially plan a program. My question is how did you (more established trainers) come into your own in planning your clients programming?
Hello Samantha Kellgren,
Congratulations on your new status.
My thorough training through ACE prepared me to design programs from the detailed consultation forms. Our instructor, who is wonderfully educated, tells us that there are many program options and that no two people will design the same workout for the same client.
I use the answers from the client to decide what to put in the program, then go by what they are able to do and what their goals are.
The reading you are doing is a great supplement to add ideas or remind you of things that may have gone to the wayside. I am also constantly studying health and fitness, to add to my toolbox of tricks, if you will.
No worries, the more experience you attain will increase the amount of confidence you have and project. It is good to be humble; but, believe in yourself, also.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.