4 Ways to Thank Your Personal Trainer/Coach

 4 Ways to Thank Your Personal Trainer/Coach


1. Show up Ready to WorkNothing annoys a personal trainer more than a client that is late, that shows up unprepared, that isn’t ready to give 100% to their workout.  You’re paying good, hard-earned money!Don’t show up late, don’t be unprepared, and don’t come in lazy.Come early, ready to rock and roll!
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  1. 2. Do Your Homework

(Most) Trainers aren’t stupid.  They know that getting in good shape and maintaining your gotten good shape is

  • 70% Nutrition
  • 20% Exercise
  • 10% Adequate, Quality Sleep

Or some relatively similar breakdown.

So they might give you, yes, homework, things we want you to do/accomplish outside of our training session.  It might be logging your other workouts, journaling your feelings before and after your workouts, or charting your food and water intake.

Do your homework!  They are not asking you to do something that isn’t healthy.  Whatever homework your trainer gives you… DO IT.  Not doing your homework didn’t fly in 6thGrade… it doesn’t fly in the Game of Life, either.

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  1. 3. When You’re Together, It’s Focused Together

Like your hair stylist or your nail girl they know you want to vent about your boss, your kids, your bae, your neighbors, and the traffic on the way in.  It’s a bit of therapy, your personal training sessions, and we understand that.

But when you’re training with your trainer, try to maintain focus on the exercises, the form, and the energy you are creating in the  limited time you have together.  Try to keep the drama out of the workout… and try to keep the motivated concentration front and center.  You time is expensive and limited, you know?

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  1. 4. Refer Your Friends/Compliment Us to Management

Nothing says THANKS to a trainer like referrals.  About 80% of their business comes from friends telling friends about how awesome it is to workout with them.  So, if you like your trainer, tell your friends and get them working out too!

And if you train with your trainer at a gym where there’s Upper Management, put it in writing, addressed to the location manager and, better yet, the company CEO, complementing the great job your training has done and they assisted you with reaching your physical fitness goals.

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Trainers don’t want chocolate or ice cream or champagne.  They feel the love and the thanks, as your trainer, when you show up ready, when you do your homework, when you’re focused and ready, and when you refer your friends and send compliments in anyway possible..