The fitness industry is worth nearly £4 billion in the UK and a difficult industry to govern. It is important to question those who are giving fitness and nutritional advice and on what recommendations they seek their findings. When hiring a Personal Trainer or joining a gym don’t be afraid to question what qualifications they have or dig deep about their principles or industry and life experiences.
I want my clients to have fun, relate to me and most importantly get the results they desire. I individualise all my clients sessions, I participate and keep in contact with them on a regular basis. My aim is to understand their goals, likes and dislikes; understand their busy lifestyles and how fitness fits in. What are my goals?
- Respect – for you to seek help to get fit, lose weight or change your lifestyle it is a big step and one not to be sniffed at. Many of my client are anxious and nervous when we meet for the first time as it is a step that they have been thinking about for a long time. It is a huge investment of their time and money which has not been taken lightly and I value that. A PT should spend time getting to know their client, understanding their lifestyle, their family life and what motivates them. Its about you!
- Flexibility – as much as we plan things, obsticals are thrown in our way; such as life! Being a mum of two and wife of a very hard working husband, time is of the essence. I know so many people that have gym memberships and use them once or twice a month, its a huge expense. I work as a mobile personal trainer so I come to you. There are so many local parks that are great spaces to use as training ground in all weather. Despite the unpredictability of the Scottish weather you would be surprised at how much fun it is to train out doors. There are so many training methods to accommodate short periods of time. There is no need to spend hours training; effective weight loss and health benefits can be done in as little as 30 minutes at any given time.
- Fair but firm -I train hard, I don’t always enjoy it at the time but when I get the results I want, it is all worth while. In the past I have competed in races where I have pushed my body to its limits and tried to do it in the name of my children. In the end, despite my love for my kids, I only every perform when I want it for myself. I believe what you put in is what you get back. I would never ask any of my clients to do anything I would not do myself. All I ask is that you try your hardest and you do it for yourself! When you don’t succeed, try again!
- Approachable – I have spent a lot of time and money to be industry qualified, setting up my company and helping my clients achieve their goals. I have been a sports enthusiast since school; I grew up having a very active, outdoor family lifestyle and principals. However, I am not unique or indifferent to you; I have a family, a career, friends and hobbies that consume my time. I am not here to judge you! I am here to help you meet your goals and expectations and most definitely have fun.
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