Hi Emily. I just put on a very similar clinic at a local physical therapy clinic. I like to start, of course with a quick greeting and then I circulate a photo of several different sized and shaped people. I ask the group which of these photos do they think represent someone who is “fit” or “in shape” since many of them have used or heard that term often. It’s a trick question of course 🙂 When I bait them into voting Yes or No for each photo, I then go on to my first “teaching point” by explaining that in reality we cannot tell if someone is ‘in shape’ or ‘fit’ simply by looking at them (unfortunately most people do though). I explain that fitness is comprised of the 5 components and then ask if they can name them. This simple intro is a real eye-opener for many of the participants and it gives them a quick understanding of how we will be approaching helping them get into better health (i.e. a variety of exercise intended to challenge and improve all of these components).
My introductory ‘teaching point’ may sound “dry” in writing, but I deliver it with fun and enthusiasm and it’s amazing how quickly it establishes you as their trainer/teacher while at the same time delivering the message with fun and smiles.
I hope that this helps.