And how do you help them avoid it?
People believing their own excuses for not exercising more and making it to the gym. You have the time! I know it's hard to get into the gym before or after work, but it can be done. I know cardio seems impossible to do when you are tired, but it's possible and I'm here to keep you motivated.
I am willing to do whatever it takes to help my clients avoid failure due to excuses. If a client can only get in the gym at 6 AM, I will be there, even if it's not part of my regular hours. If cardio seems impossible and my client needs a push, I will do the cardio with them. Sometimes all someone needs is a friend to push them, and I am willing to be that friend!
There are short-term and long-term goals. To achieve the bigger long-term fitness goal, I help each client set up a series of tailored short-term goals that can be achieved weekly and monthly. Achieving those short-term goals helps the client see that they are making progress. With that progress comes the “I CAN” mindset, and when an individual believes in themselves, they create their own internal motivation. Motivation comes from within; it is my job as personal trainer to help each client find and grow that motivation.
My ideal client is an individual who is determined and willing to commit.