My client said: “You are going to be sick of the sight of me…”
I have had an interesting conversation with a couple of my clients last week. One has just increased her sessions from 3 per week with me to 4 and she said:
“You are going to be sick of the sight of me…”
While said in jest, it did make me think, do people really think that?
It could be just me, but as a trainer I am committed to helping you make positive lifestyle changes, when I have a client who increases and increases their classes and commitment to themselves it is nothing short of rewarding – it’s the reason I do what I do. I am therefore doing my job correctly, I am influencing (and hopefully) inspiring you to live a happy, healthy and fit life. There is nothing more satisfying watching you all grow physically and mentally in your fitness and achieve your goals.
I am not one of these trainers that is happy to take your money but not care, I care! I also love that my clients care about each other and me! I honestly feel part of our little community and not just the “trainer”.
I have several clients who started with me doing 1 low impact Mums & Bubs class a week, who are now doing 2-4 higher intensity classes (all post natal safe of course) along with 2+ Mums and Bubs classes a week! WHAT A CHANGE! I love seeing this.
One of my clients has been one of my best friends for many years, and for years I have asked her to come to the gym with me and it was always met with a definite “NO!”. Since starting my Mums and Bubs classes she dived in head first – she now attends 2 of these a week, a boxing class and wants to start Bootcamp!
What I also gets me so excited about these ladies is they are not just attending classes and going through the motions – they are working their arses off! They are asking questions about nutrition, strength, physical challenges, technique, etc. They are wanting to learn and wanting to do better, they aren’t striving for bikini body, they are striving to be the best versions of themselves. These are the same women who ask me to refer them to a Physiotherapist, who after attending their physiotherapist, stick to their exercise plan because they know this is going to get them better.
These women inspire me… And guess what, you may not realise it, but you are inspiring your children and partners. I love getting messages, snapchats, emails, FB posts about their little ones showing them how to Kanga or stretch. While these moments are cute now and feel like nothing, you are laying the foundations for them to grow into adults who value their health and fitness.
So what I say to these Mummas, is keep going, keep striving to be the best you can be! Whether you are doing 1 class a week or 8, you all inspire me that you have committed to your health and fitness in your busy mummy schedules. You are all amazing and all make me want to be better! If I see you at every one of my fitness classes, just remember, you are giving me the best job satisfaction.