I always knew that becoming a personal trainer would teach me new exercises and the function of major muscle groups. I’ve learned about the body, for sure and have been able to successfully share that knowledge with some amazing people. I’m grateful that, through my work, people end a session happier than they started.
But I never could have guessed how much my profession would teach me about people—their minds, their motivations, their differences, and their similarities. I’ve seen every form of body, complaint, and excuse. And while I recognize and remind everyone that every body is unique, there are a few things that are appropriate to most (if not all) people with whom I come into contact. Here are the seven things I share with ALL of my personal training clients, no matter what their circumstances: