Wonderful answers/comments! Thank each of you so much for contributing. I agree with each, and would like to reenforce it all by saying: whatever their true motivation may be, I use it to help encourage them. First, I start with some simple movements and gradually increase the challenge but only to what they can perform successfully. I like to follow it up with helping them realize how much they accomplished in the session, so they can appreciate their hard work as much as I do. This way they know they have done and that are capable of doing what is asked of them. I want them to know the work-outs will be a “safe” place and not someplace where they will feel bad about themselves. Then, at the next session, we build upon there success. Its our job to design a program that truly progresses their abilities, AND I don’t let them leave without recognizing their new success:).
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