Happy New Year! With the New Year comes the surge in new year’s resolutions, new gym memberships and personal training services. Just this past week, I saw many new faces at MIT, where I train part time. In a few months, however, many of those faces are gone. Research says that those new gym members/fitness enthusiasts are at greatest risk to drop out in the first few months of training.
As a trainer, my mission is to learn what motivates my clients so they can exercise lifelong and not become a statistic! What’s your passion? What do you enjoy about exercising? What do you dislike? What are the obstacles and barriers to exercising regularly? What helps you exercise on a regular basis? These are sample questions that I ask all new and old clients as well. My training is client-centered. Meaning, I help my clients collaborate with me so they learn what motivates them, what they enjoy and what’s going to keep them working out long term!