I have a client who was doing great – motivated, progressing, etc. Suddenly, there are complications: she doesn’t “like” to sweat, she can’t jump because her arches hurt, she won’t work out on her own time anymore. She’s getting new shoes, which will hopefully address the issue of her sore arches (and therefore opening up new exercise opportunities during our sessions). However, she’s “bored” and wants to do other things. I’ve been working on the major muscle groups with her, using a variety of full-body exercises, along with more traditional strength and resistance training. She’s happy with her muscle tone and likes to see her progress there. Her current goal is weight loss.
Any ideas on how to motivate her? Any ideas on finding new “fun” exercises that she can do within these new limitations? It’s very frustrating because I feel like she’s her own worst enemy and needs to give a little (but not with pain), but I also want to make her happy and find things for her to do that she’ll enjoy.
Thank you for any advice!
Thank you all for the great ideas! While I did not post this question – I was about to ask one very similar. I have a 16 year old client who has recently become very uninterested. She trains 3 days a week and we vary it alot – however recently I have found her putting in about 25 % effort. She wants to talk more than exercise & while I let her vent I try to bring her focus back to the workout.
It has been a struggle the last few weeks and know there is more going on in her life than what is being discussed and think this time maybe a sit down conversation is the way to go since changing up her routine is not working.