Some people forget that as Personal Trainers we are people too and not machines built to train 24/7. It can be tough for the best of us to stay motivated. Being in the gym all day can be tedious, especially when you have been up late the night before planning sessions and meal plans for clients.
We have outlined some of the things that you can do to stay motivated and maintain the high standards of training that you’re known for.
Many people simply get the qualifications needed to give them the title of ‘Personal Trainer’ and offer the same sessions over and over again. This is not only a way to lose clients, but it is also one of the most common ways that Personal Trainers become un-motivated in their work. Not searching for progression as a Trainer leaves you in a standstill, and this can make some people lose interest or get bored.
Searching for new courses and qualifications helps you to keep moving in the industry and offer new sessions and expertise to your clients. This allows you to gain more clients and switch up the sessions you do throughout the day. Overall, this allows each day to be completely different.
Staying organised with your training plans and general planning for your client’s next sessions seriously helps to reduce stress. It may seem like a lot of work, but taking on all of this work in manageable chunks as you go allows you to know that your next week’s worth of sessions are all set to go. This gives you time to wind down and relax or deal with any other stuff that you want to get done.
It is now easier than ever to stay organised, with apps and tech allowing you to do this work from wherever, so you can save time and get more done.
Find Time For Yourself
As the industry can be hectic, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Many Trainers smash through their work and progress that a rate that is not for them. It is understandable that you want to get to the top of the industry as fast as possible, but it is vital to find time to take care of yourself by relaxing, spending time with friends and family or doing whatever you enjoy.
Taking care of yourself may seem like such a natural thing to do, but it can be easy to become distracted by helping clients improve that they forget to help themselves improve and stay healthy. Relaxing and resetting for the next week of sessions is essential to making sure you stay motivated.
Set Manageable Goals
This might be something that you forget to do, even if you’re doing it for your clients all of the time. Setting goals for yourself is the best tip we have for staying as motivated as possible in the gym. Setting goals helps keep you on constant progression, which keeps you entertained and challenged.
Some Personal Trainers set unrealistic goals for themselves simply because they feel the need to set the bar high. Whereas, if you set realistic milestones, it motivates you to keep going and helps you reach the same goals but in manageable chunks.