Addressing anxieties before you begin a workout program is an important aspect of being a fitness trainer. If a new client or a returning client is nervous about meeting you at the gym, you have to address this anxiety before you can get to the workout. Anxiety surrounding exercise may stem from a variety of reasons. Some may feel uncomfortable with their body or are worried about getting injured. Others may struggle with social nervousness and find it difficult to be in a crowded room.
These anxieties prevent you from being your best. If you are struggling to connect with a client, you may be wasting time or losing valuable income. If a client does make it to the gym, but is hesitant to try anything new, their progress will be lengthy and they may get discouraged. During your initial meeting with a client, bring up any anxieties or concerns your client has about exercising at a gym. Use your skills to remind your client that you will be by their side throughout the entire workout and will safely guide them through the exercises. Remove any injury concerns quickly by explaining how you will begin with light weights and movements that are familiar to your client, guided by you as the expert trainer.
Take the time to really listen to the words your client uses so you are able to identify anxieties that may hinder progress. Make recommendations of supplements that work to reduce transitional anxiety such as Relora®. Relora® is a non-GMO, Vegan and Kosher product that uses Magnolia officinalis bark and Phellodendron amurense bark extract to decrease anxiety and improve mood. According to a study presented in the August 2013 issue of Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Magnolia officinalis bark and Phellodendron amurense bark extract reduced subjects’ exposure to cortisol which increases in response to stress, so their perceived stress and anxiety were reduced.
Client anxiety does not have to interfere with a successful workout program. Talk with your client and encourage them to share their anxieties so you can alleviate them. If you notice the anxiety is interrupting your client’s success, suggest a natural, anti-anxiety supplement to be used temporarily until your client makes the successful transition to gym training. A gym environment can be intimidating with its large machines, crowds of people, and loud noises. Fortunately, your client has you to help them navigate these unsteady waters with success! For more information on Relora®, visit www.interhealthusa.com/ or e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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