I almost cancelled my website/blog renewal. I hadn’t really been posting much lately and with my full-time job, I don’t *need* to do other work. Today was the day I was going to backup my site and click pause… and then I had a new personal training client sign up using my website. I believe in signs from the universe, so here I am. Lucky you 😉
After being on the run non-stop for the last week and a half, I am glad to be taking it easy at home today. It’s been a productive day that started off with two client check-ins. These two clients have been working with me for a whole year now and I am so proud of their commitment and determination. After having a couple of new clients recently, I thought it might be valuable to share some of my thoughts with you all.
- When I do a free consultation with a new client, there is one thing I make sure to hit home. Working with me is not going to be a short, quick fix, because honestly, I don’t believe in them. As today’s marketing would like you to believe, you can lose 10 pounds in two weeks and get abs in 21 days. I am hear to tell you that if that is the outcome of their “program”, it likely won’t be long lasting.
- All exercises are not created equally. Two aspects of this thought: 1. Movement of any sort is better than none at all. 2. On the flip side, if you’re like me and spend much of your day in front of a screen (sitting or standing), or you drive a vehicle, or you have a physically demanding job, some movements are going to be better for you than others.
- It all begins with posture. I don’t care what your overall goal is, if your posture is crap, you will very likely hit road bumps along the way if you skip over this step of the process. Think about it… if you have poor posture, you will have poor movement patterns, which can put you at greater risk for injury. Even if you have been working out for years, we start with the foundations and work to overcome imbalances.
- I’m not the right fit for everyone and not everyone is the right fit for me… and that is a-okay with me. Right after becoming a yoga teacher and a personal trainer, I was a yes person. I would say yes to any opportunity that came my way, regardless if I actually wanted to do it. And I’m glad I did. These experiences helped me determine what I enjoy and what I don’t. Now, I get to say no to the things that don’t align. This allows me to put my energy into the things I am passionate about.
- I’m not going to sell you on my services or me. This was something that took me a couple of years to be okay with. When your business product is you and your knowledge, putting yourself out there and getting rejected is exhausting – even if there isn’t actual rejection, but rather people not acting on what you put out there. I am me. I am confident in what I do. The results my clients see and their testimony speaks for itself (see some examples below).
“I have started sleeping better and don’t have as much back pain.”
“Each move has a purpose that will directly benefit me.”
“A personalized plan that’s tailored to my body and my needs has helped me get beyond the plateau I was experiencing in trying to recover from back and hip pain.”
Rarely when I start typing here do I have a plan of what I am going to say. I guess this is a type of journaling or “brain dump” for me. To sum things up… I love what I do and who I get to do it with. If you’re ever feeling directionless, I’d be happy to have a conversation with you about your goals. Even if we don’t end up working together, I feel honored to play a small part in your journey. It’s time for me to put the computer away and get up and move for a bit. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night!