Breaking News…2012 coming to an end!
I recently contributed to an article being written about how regular working moms and dads can achieve their fitness goals, both short term and long lasting, while still working 60 hours a week. As I began to answer the questions I noticed that most of my answers were not clear cut yes and no scenarios. Rather, they all seemed to have multiple answers depending on who was asking the questions and how they would be applied into somebody’s life. As a professional trainer I’m used to telling people how to perform certain movements and exercises while trying to maintain good breathing and form all at once. But I began to notice a few things as I coached and instructed my way through the sessions. First, I might have a bit of a control issue but what I really noticed was that some people listened to what I asked for and did it. Others asked for more verbal cues. And still, others asked me to repeat the sentence a few times till they could see it in their head and then they began to perform. Conclusion? Everybody is unique and each person has their own way to filter information that allows them to perform the exercise. Now if that’s the case then two things need to happen. One, I need to better communicate what I want from my client. Two, everybody has different motivation points and until I can tap into each and every one it won’t matter how much time we spend on a certain exercise. Until they are ready to respond to the challenge in front of them I can provide all the coaching in the world but until the client believes in themselves it’s all verbal nonsense. Think about that for second….