What people are looking for from a personal trainer

How to attract personal training clients
Personal/Fitness Training Blog

Finding the right personal trainer can make reaching your fitness goals easy, fun and inspiring. This is why it is essential for those with demanding fitness goals to take their time when selecting the best personal trainer for them. But for those who have made it their business to help others realise their potential, knowing what people expect from you will help you give them the tools and confidence they need to get to the body type they want.  Here are a few crucial characteristics that people look out for when selecting a personal trainer.

Endless patience

A good trainer needs to have the patience and stamina to work their client towards their goals. This is all while paying attention to their personal needs. A patient personal trainer will assess the abilities of their client. He or she will work at an appropriately comfortable pace for them. This is while still ensuring that they push them hard enough to see improvement. A trainer also needs to be able to keep their  personal training client from becoming frustrated or demotivated. This can be a test on anyone’s patience.

Good communication skills goes hand in hand with personal training

To be able to give you instructions, especially during the pressure of a workout routine, any personal trainer worth their weight should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with their clients. Beyond this, good communication skills will also ensure that a trainer can identify with their clients’ fitness goals, while understanding exactly what they want to take out of their workouts.

Professionalism and training

As it is in any business, personal training included, trainers need to display a certain amount of professionalism. That means a trainer should deal with their clients with dignity, should dress appropriately and conduct each and every part of the routine with the utmost respect and professionalism. Not doing so can be quite off-putting for their clients. This will make the business of exercise more unpleasant than it needs to be.

An inspiring personality

A good personal trainer should be able to inspire motivation in everyone of their clients. This cannot be done if they have a less-than-sparkling personality. For this reason, a good trainer needs to be spirited, positive and energetic. There is nothing motivating about a trainer who is as dull as dishwater.

Something to show for their skills

A good trainer needs something to show for it. In other words, they need to be the embodiment of physical and mental health, energy and commitment. They also need an accredited personal training qualification, such as the  Personal Training Diploma from Trifocus Fitness Academy. As a trainer, there is no excuse to be in bad shape, or even in moderately OK shape. A trainer needs to use their body and lifestyle as their advertising board which means they need to be in top condition at all times. After all, if they cannot get themselves into shape, how are they going to be dedicated enough to help their clients do it?

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