Yesterday was the last day of seminar in Slovenia with Phil Learney Performance Education, Here are three things I would like to share from it:
Never compromise your business because of your ego
We are in an industry where Training is not the only aspect that matters, most Trainers forget that, most of the time, their clients’ main goal is to feel good. They might not even want to have a six pack or get extremely lean. Some trainers at some point pursue goals that the client does not actually need or want, imposing their ego on their clients.
Question? How many of you have heard of a trainer firing a client because he was not getting the "expected" results. Our job as a Trainer is to learn how our clients look at things and to make their path to a healthier style of life in the most convenient and satisfactory way possible for them.
Fat loss will never happen if we don't get to control calories intake
Most Personal Trainers bring drastic dietary changes to their clients’ dairy eating and ends up being a total fail. Why? Because the general population love enjoying food. If we take that away from them they will instantly crave it to a point where they will fail and we will fail with them. The point is this, before bringing to the table any change in diet, we have to make sure clients can control their calorie intake, even without changing any food selection they usually go for.
We are currently living in a society where Guilt plays a major role and affects people’s lives
The problem is most Personal Trainers bring that guilt into their clients training hour. How many of you have heard: ‘eating that is bad for you’, ‘zumba sucks’, ‘you go out in the weekends you will lose all your gains’, ... We end up choosing for our clients and at the same time bringing guilt to a single action they take, and in the end most of them will not enjoy one single second of training. What about bringing a guilt free zone to our clients training environment and become more flexible towards what they do. Slowly work on building trust, it always will be an important part of the equation!