When you train your clients do you carry on a conversation with them most of the class time? I see this frequently. As I watch, I notice the client is just going through the motions without knowing what they are doing and why. Both the teacher and client talk through each exercise and the client just moves from one thing to another without any thought to what is going on. The school teacher in me shudders as I watch. Kinda like doing homework with the TV on. The more my clients know the reasoning behind what I do with them, the more they are in tuned with their bodies. My golfers understand how their bodies break down during the backswing or follow through because of the exercises they do on the chair. They know which side of their body is weaker or less flexible or doesn’t rotate as well. Each time they come in I feature a different body part. Like, “Buns of Steel” Wednesday. When they leave, their buns are pooped and feel worked. Most of my clients go away during the summer (snowbirds) and those who work out have their trainers call me so they can continue a strong exercise program.
Ask your clients if they feel the exercises they are doing. You might be surprised at their answer.
Tip of the Day: Can you squeeze your wings (scapula) together without using your neck muscles? Try turning your palms forward before you squeeze. Stand tall-Good Posture Becomes You.