I’ll never forget! It was my first personal training gig and was at a YMCA that I happened to be part of its inaugural staff. After working as a floor trainer for about a couple of months, a lady walked up to me inquiring about training. She was the first client of the club and I was kinda happy that I made the sale.
I remember using a clipboard with notes about her exercises. Honestly, it wasn’t the most sound session. Lol. I remember being a little nervous, rushing my words and stumbling upon them. I also remember using some of the big fancy fitness terms to woo her. I don’t think she cared of even noticed. She just needed someone to push her at the gym.
10 years later I’m a much improved and more knowledgeable trainer but the I continue to learn and find ways to get better everyday.
I remember my first client. She was a friend and I was looking to gain some experience and put the “nervousness” of that first client behind me. I prepared, reviewed all the forms and even practiced that first session to be sure it made sense. I was nervous…but things went great! She stayed on as a client for close to 2 years! I’ve changed some things up since then and don’t plan my sessions in quite the same way, but I still get nervous for all my first client sessions. I want to do right by them! I want them to have a great experience. And if I’m really lucky, we’ll have a lot of laughs along the way, and I may even learn something new!
Hi Curtis. Honestly, I after 18-years of training, I don’t remember my very first client. 🙁 I do however have some warm and wonderful memories and stories of the many clients who have touched my life over those years. Many are still friends and we share their many life successes, failures and challenges by staying in contact.