Approaching Prospective Clients

It is sometimes an issue for trainers when thinking about how they might approach gym members and then get talking to them. The aim being to perhaps encourage them to take up your PT services. The first thing to bear in mind is, just be thinking “engagement”. If they are exercising perhaps just compliment them on the way they were...

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The Obesity Crisis – A Huge Opportunity

                                With all the talk about the links between obesity and your risk factors if you contract covid-19, it appears the government are going to have to take action to address this issue in the UK. The irony is that all the government talk is...

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The COM-B System for Client Retention

          A Review of behaviour change strategies (1) found that there may be as many as 93 items that would allow for active ingredients of behaviour change interventions to be systematically described. It is certainly beyond the scope of this article to investigate all of those but there are some useful lessons to be learnt within...

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Are You Coaching or Coercing

A few years ago, I did a presentation at a conference that posed the question “are you coaching or coercing”? I think this is a very relevant point as in my experience a lot of trainers (not all) believe they are coaching when in fact they are coercing. For a client to make a lifestyle change their level of self-efficacy...

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What Do I Need to Improve to Help My Clients Succeed?

In answering this fundamental question, it is tempting to think about education and practical knowledge. A lot of trainers perhaps thought it would be the latest dietary craze or nutrition understanding. Another logical thought would be new exercise regimes and modalities of exercise and any of these may be useful in the long-term. The answer to this question is not...

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