Have a very good Easter Everyone. The first quarter of 2013 has been excellent and its been great to see new and existing clients return after the Christmas break. Many have set themselves fitness and fat loss goals and have achieved, and in some cases exceeded, their targets, others continue to strive for what they want. It's not always about how fast you achieve your goals, sometimes the best results take time. "A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step" Lao Tzu. So if your health and fitness journey hasn't begun yet take that first step after Easter and maybe I can help you to continue with each step forward.
My role as a personal trainer isn't always what people think it may be. It isn't always about weight or fat loss, tough workouts and nutrition, every client is different with their own requirements, goals and expectations. I feel privileged to have worked with fit clients, ill clients, old clients, young clients and those in between, male clients, female clients, injured clients, healthy clients, weight loss clients, weight gain clients etc, etc, the list could run and run. I love how varied my role can be and I think one of the main significant differences between personal training and teaching classes is how you get to know your clients on a personal level too. Often the role of a personal trainer involves being a confidant, counsellor, advisor and friend, yet a few fellow trainers I know would disagree that you should allow yourself to be used in those guises. Personally, I have found that being flexible with the types of training I offer and being compassionate toward the clients emotional highs and lows has helped the client in more ways than one to achieve their aim. It has also helped me grow as a personal trainer. Just as each client is different, so is each personal trainer and I am one who is happy to train, guide, advise, motivate, encourage, listen and sometimes offer a hug.