Are You a Huntington Beach Personal Trainer’s Worst Nightmare?
Huntington Beach personal training can be a tricky industry for prospective clients for a few reasons, one of which is because it involves a very unique relationship between the trainer and client which requires somewhat extraordinary standards to be met by both parties in order for the relationship to be at all effective.
While it’s imperative that your Huntington Beach personal trainer demonstrates a certain level of aptitude and professionalism, what most training clients underestimate is the importance of the client’s own personality and behavior. Of course, this isn’t etiquette school and you’re not obliged to do anything, but the bottom line is that you will see exponentially better results for your money if you go into the personal training sessions with the right attitude than if you make any of the following mistakes.
Do You Make Lots of Excuses and Have Trouble Taking Responsibility for Your Actions?
This may sound harsh, but there’s a pretty substantial portion of folks out there who are apt to blame their circumstances on everyone (and anyone) but themselves. Beyond simply being a frustrating behavior for others to have to deal with, as a personal trainer, it is impossible to effectively train a client who demonstrates this lack of personal responsibility. This type of person tends to expect the road to success to be easier than it will be, typically lacks the long-term commitment needed to see results, and most importantly, cannot be encouraged to improve and grow because he or she will place the blame on the trainer, their spouse, their children, their neighbors, their mother’s cousin’s ex best friend’s daughter-in-law’s 15 year old dog… pretty much anyone or anything else besides themselves.
What commonly occurs is that this type of individual will approach personal training initially with an overly-optimistic attitude, and will have no tolerance for the reality check they’ll get a few weeks down the line when they realize that success is going to take some real hard work on their part. Their trainer can show them the proper path to success, but progress down this path requires acceptance that the individual is responsible for any results (or lack thereof) that they experience. Because this individual cannot make such a connection, and instead puts this responsibility on their surroundings, they are never able to make it down the path and achieve true success.
Are You Convinced That You Know More About Fitness Than Your Trainer?
This is one of the more ironic types of individuals I have come across as a Huntington Beach personal trainer. Why someone who feels that they are the ultimate source of fitness information would hire a personal trainer in the first place is beyond me, but it happens more often than you might think. This type of individual is commonly someone with a lot of experience working out at a gym (whether that experience was good or not) or even ex and current athletes with a large ego who feel they have something to prove. It’s important to remember two things:
- That your personal trainer is the fitness professional and you should either defer to them on topics they are the expert on, or if you truly think they are less knowledgable than you, you should fire them.
- Your trainer is not a rival and you do not need to prove anything to them, other than your commitment to learning from them and putting in the effort and commitment needed for them to help you realize your goals.
It’s impossible to effectively work with an individual like this because they will always question a trainer’s decisions, will rarely listen to the trainer’s advice, and will fail to allow themselves to jump into their training with both feet—a crucial factor in the realization of true success.
Are You Overly-Negative or Pessimistic?
The final type of trait that will make Huntington Beach personal trainers run for the hills is an attitude that is overly negative. Personal training is about more than just fitness—its about learning to be of healthy mind AND body and to develop a positive outlook on one’s training, progress and the lessons learned along the way.
Someone who is always negative will never be satisfied with their results and will always overestimate the amount of work they’ve put in and underestimate the amount of effort that is needed. In addition to this type of attitude being incompatible with success, it’s not fun to be around a negative Nancy and after a while, this type of client may find themselves getting “encouraged” by their trainer to find another place to train.
Hopefully, you didn’t answer any of the above questions with, “Yes.” If you did, it’s time to decide if you’re willing to change your mindset for the good of your results and if not, maybe you should rethink if personal training is right for you. After all, nobody wants to be “that nightmare client” right?
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