When clients have worked with a trainer for a long period of time, it is easy to become bored with a workout or unmotivated to go to the gym altogether. Suggest these simple routine changes to your clients to help restore energy so they can conquer their fitness routines with a renewed excitement to reach their fitness goals:
Some clients respond well to simply switching the order of the fitness routine. If you find this strategy works for your client, then you have achieved your goal almost immediately. If your client still is not responding, try mixing in a few new exercises with the current routine in order to keep clients engaged while training different muscle groups.
The root of a client’s boredom may be that he or she needs interaction with other people or some friendly competition. Try offering partner workout specials that allow your client to bring a friend or hold a group workout class.
When holding a group class, it is important to remember that some members may not be familiar with one another; make sure clients introduce themselves and interact with one another throughout the class. During these group classes, it’s also possible to hold contests in order to promote friendly competition among each member as well as help each individual user remain motivated to reach their fitness goals.
Music is a great way to mix up a workout without changing the workout itself. A few things to consider when creating a playlist for use during training:
Beyond demonstrating proper form and technique, train with your client and complete the workout with them. Clients will feel more comfortable knowing that their trainer is completing the same workout while gaining the same interactive motivational experience when working out with a partner.