Health, fitness and weight loss blogs are usually concentrated on those with body goals, those who hit the gym regularly to train under specific coaches and just simply those who are facing hurdles in gaining muscle or losing a few pounds. What we forget to talk and discuss about is the trainer themselves, what kind of traits do you need to possess if you are planning to join the world of fitness but as a guide and a personal fitness coach? Yes, you need to be a living example of a toned body yourself to some extent in order for your clients to follow you willingly, but what else needs to be considered when going for this profession? Worry no more, because Team Nutright has made you a checklist for these much-needed characteristics, to get you started.
Understanding the responsibility
This is the first and foremost step towards opting for the post of a fitness trainer. You need to realize what a great responsibility lies ahead. Don’t let that scare you, do keep in mind that you got to do your thorough research each time you start with a new client, knowing well the kind of attention their body type requires and that much can go wrong if you blindly advise them workouts and diets. But also keep in mind what wonders you can do if you guide them correctly.
Very essential when working with a group of clients (in group training) at the gym, you need to take everyone in your group along and make sure nobody feels left out. Also, your teamwork doesn’t just end here, collaborate with other trainers around you and see what’s trending, discuss your practice and you can help guide each other out on what works more and what needs to be altered or omitted from the workout routine.
Let’s face it, working out is all about staying motivated because if you run out of that then every day your workout hour will be the worst hour of the day for you, making you drag yourself out of the house to the gym, nobody likes doing that for long. The key to becoming a successful trainer is keeping your group motivated enough to make working out enjoyable for them, something they look forward to every day instead of dreading it. Be appreciative of their efforts and make them know that a healthy and fit body is something that’s very much achievable for all.
Being a trainer at the gym doesn’t require all training, it also puts your counseling skills to test for sure. Be an active listener when people in your group are facing predicaments regarding their diet or maybe the pace at which everyone is working out. Deal with their problems effectively in order to ensure that they can always come up to you when in need.
Going above and beyond
Something that really stunts your growth in the fitness world, as a trainer as well as someone being trained, is when you don’t take fitness beyond the boundaries of a gym. Give home tasks to your group, ask them to try out new meals at home, suggest them books to read and fitness blogs to follow, ask them to change small bits of their stagnant lifestyle turning it into a healthier one step by step.