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Helping your Clients face the Gym Alone

January 17, 2020

As a PT, it’s your job to help clients get into healthy habits and working out in between sessions by going to the gym alone, is something you should always encourage. Of course, this can often be intimidating for those who aren’t usually gym-goers. Where do they start? What parts of the body should they focus on? What should they do if certain equipment is in use? If you’re not sure how to encourage them, pass on these tips and help guide them!

Face the gym alone or run?

It’s common for your clients to feel nervous when stepping into the gym without someone to guide them through their workouts. Sometimes they can feel like they don’t belong, or they simply don’t know where to begin. These emotions can easily send anyone into fight or flight mode, so how do we get over these fears of going to the gym alone?

Not belonging

Many believe they don’t have the kind of personality or look for the gym, but it’s important to remember that the gym is for everyone even if you’re going to the gym alone! Whether you’re new or experienced, the gym is designed for anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing.

It’s important to remember that no one can be good at anything if they don’t start trying. It’s not about being perfect or looking like other people in the room. You should always focus on yourself and no one else. Even the strongest people in the gym started from the very beginning!

Learning from PT sessions

PT services are designed to help you improve your form, technique, agility, strength and much more. Whatever you gain from PT sessions can easily be carried into your own personal workouts. This will also help you focus on the goal more than if you were to simply go in with your own plan.

Ignore others

Of course, there may be times where another gym user decides to be the expert and hand out unsolicited advice.

When you’re new to going to the gym alone, you can be quite vulnerable as it’s common to assume that everyone else in the gym knows exactly what they’re doing. However, if someone approaches you and tells you how to do something without you asking, what do you do?

The answer is simple; focus on what your PT told you to do and politely inform them that you were instructed to do it this way.

Don’t take heat from anyone

The gym should always be a place of inclusivity to help everyone achieve their goals. If you feel this isn’t the case, you can always be the voice of change. So, if someone is hassling or intimidating you in the gym, make them aware of their actions. You could also provide the gym with feedback.

Help your clients gain gym confidence with the best qualifications form Fit2Train

With a range of courses from Fit2Train, you can provide your clients with a valuable service that will leave them with plenty of gym confidence! Email us at info@fit2train.co.uk to learn more about our courses available from entry-level two up-to advanced level four.

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