Sometimes it's hard to find this internally, and that's where you come in. As a personal trainer, you can change lives!
Personal health in the form of fitness is often crammed into our lives. Somewhere--anywhere--we can put it, we often do. It's become so much of a struggle to find thirty minutes to an hour a day to exercise until many people have simply lost the drive. Exercise has become like yo-yo dieting, endlessly starting and stopping programs only to quit, begin again, and so on. Unfortunately, it only takes about two weeks of stopping any program for the positive effects to be lost, leaving individuals having to start from scratch every time they decide to get themselves in shape. What's needed is motivation and persistence. Sometimes it's hard to find this internally, and that's where you come in. As a personal trainer, you can change lives!
For most people, the internal drive is a necessity. It's what gets us up in the mornings and makes sure we go to work so we can feed our families. It could be argued that we're doing what we do for money and lifestyle, but there are also those without internal drive who never achieve their goals in life. While getting up and going to work may be internally rewarding for many, few find self-motivation in exercising and staying in shape. Coaching could be the best thing for these people.
As a personal trainer, you can help with motivation by pushing people to do their best regardless of how they feel or whether they have a million other things to take care of. Having a personal trainer can push people to do their routines and to become their best regardless of their situation. Many motivational speakers talk about taking care of what's important first and that there'll always be time for the little things. You can help people see exercising as one of the most important things in their lives so that they can do it regularly without pause, thus staying in shape, achieving success, and continuing to work out.
Success leads to more success. Persistence is the key, and personal trainers like you can help take clients from external motivation through achieving small milestones to internal motivation once they achieve larger goals and begin to break old bad habits. This is primarily why people run marathons or climb mountains. People who receive personal training are more likely to achieve these goals. The achievements of these activities alone can be enough for some people to push themselves beyond their limits and reap internal rewards and self-satisfaction.
How do you find clients who are prime candidates for personal training or wellness coaching? Try to find people that have a difficult time keeping up with their personal health, especially when it comes to exercise. If this is the case, wellness coaching could help them improve their status by giving them regular routines, the motivation to keep pushing themselves to meet their milestones, and the persistence to achieve the type of success that will continually lead to more and more success. There's no time like the present to begin something new, and if you believe that exercise is one of the more important aspects of life, then shine your light to others with your own brand of personal training so they can see these benefits as well.