When I hired my first Personal Trainer some 10 years ago or so I had about a million questions and many doubts about the whole thing. I was somewhere in between anxious and terrified as I didn’t really know what to expect.
Now that I have been on the other side of the table for almost a decade I always remember that first experience when I meet a prospective client and try to make the process as fun and laid back as possible.
I tend to treat initial consultations in the same way I would treat a date: as fact finding missions with the sole purpose of initiating a dialogue, understanding my prospective clients wants and needs, history and circumstances.
Bespoke programs are all about the client and so it’s important to get a full picture before we make any plans. After all I want to be sure of the best way to go to help them reach their fitness makeover goals.
The end of the consultation is when we finally to decide if we are likely to make a good team. If it’s a yes, together, we can start the journey towards their fitness success. If it’s a no, then we will go separate ways hoping that maybe one day we will find some common ground.
How do we get to that point?
Usually by having a discussion that goes something like this…
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P.S. The original post is on LinkedIn, you may want to check it out.