As I go through my personal training career, I always try to put myself in the position of the “consumer.”
Why would they hire me?
How can I convey that they can trust me?
The “why” and the “trust” are very important.
Let’s talk about trust. I think it’s safe to say that within minutes of meeting someone you have already decided if you are going to trust them or not. For some people-trust is something that has to be proven. Both of course are very understandable. I know that when trust is broken, it’s pretty impossible to repair. Which is why it’s at the top of my priority list.
I want to get to know my clients. I don’t just want to be the “repair man” that just comes and fixes something, get’s paid, and leaves. Absolutely not. We’re in this for the long haul. This is about commitment. I want to look (for example) at YOU in the eyes and really listen. LISTEN for those cues as to what will be enjoyable for you, what you may not like, and what really makes you “tick” in a sense. It’s hard to describe as you can see! But you are essentially trusting me to change your life. I do NOT take that lightly. Every night I plan for the next day’s workouts, I dream about them, I will change them at the last minute if need be. I’m NOT a clip board holder and I will NEVER be going through the motions of just telling you what to do. Far too often-my time with clients always seems to go too fast because I lose track of time since I’m so absorbed in your experience. I’m WITH you, with every grunt, every bead of sweat, every properly executed rep-I am your biggest fan. I will also step in and tell you that you can do better when I know you can at certain times. I am results oriented. There is a method to the madness. I envision your goals as my own. If you can’t trust me to push you to your personal best, that wall of trust can be broken. And that is simply not going to happen with me. Your success is my own success. My passion for you to succeed and be happy with your experience with me is what makes my eyes open in the morning. Period. End of story.
After establishing trust, we can move on to finding your WHY.
I have a very simple explanation of how to get to the root of your WHY.
Your WHY should make you cry.
Or at least a little contemplative.
Not trying to get sappy here; but before committing to me, spending time with me, sweating with me, and putting in the work: this must be established.
Are you doing this to look good in a bikini or for the summer? If that’s the answer you give yourself-you need to sit your butt back down and think again.
Forget about how you want to look. FORGET ABOUT IT. You need to establish a vision for yourself.
How do you want to feel?
Do you want to be able to keep up with your kids/nephews/nieces/grand-kids etc and play with them?
Do you want to be more confident?
Do you want to lower your cholesterol so you can live a long life for your family?
Do you just want to be healthy so you can not just survive, but really and truly THRIVE?
Do you want to set an example for someone you know because you care about them?
These are just examples of the type of questions I want you to ask yourself. Write it down in 3-4 sentences. BE SPECIFIC. Tape it to the bathroom mirror. Put a copy in your car. Do what you need to do to have this important reminder of why you want to change your life.
It’s not all about just losing the lb’s…but after implementing these 2 simple mental tasks, the weight-loss and strength gains are an added bonus effect and that’s when you will start to see results.
It’s about thriving and being truly happy with yourself. This is something you have so much control over, unlike many circumstances in life…THIS…you CAN control! You’re at the steering wheel here. I can help steer you in the right direction.
Also: Voting for Best Personal Trainer is still open! My name is at the top of the list-just head on over HERE and scroll down to “Best Personal Trainer,” “Demi Eliese Fitness” is listed right at the top. Click on “VOTE” and you are good to go and I am eternally grateful.