Communication is key

Share This Post

When we take on a client in personal training the key is communication, both between the client and ourselves and perhaps more importantly, the quality of the communication they have with themselves. We can train someone all we like but unless they take personal responsibility to be honest with themselves, well put it this way, there are about 163 hours outside of their time with us where they can undermine everything we do together.
It is critical that the client can articulate in great detail what they are hoping to achieve when they embark on a journey to better health because quite simply you cannot hit something you are not aiming for. Beyond this ‘what’ is the crux of the whole matter, the ‘why’. It has been said by a wiser person than I that if you can find a ‘why’ strong enough the ‘how’ will reveal itself. This is often an emotional realisation and to be honest, needs to be. It is this connection between action and purpose that the magic happens. Most people have got themselves in to trouble health wise because a lack of quality communication with themselves about where they are really at. When you have your head down and buried in tasks, it is easy to block out the signals that are all too obvious in retrospect when the doc gives you the news you don’t want to hear.
Keep the lines of communication open. Listen to your body, listen to your heart. You may not like what you hear now but the way forward resides in the action you take from that dialogue and it CAN get better.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get updates and learn from the best

More To Explore


Use it or lose it…..

Maybe some of us have kind of dabbled in health and fitness. You know ‘The Amazing Watermelon Diet of the Stars’ in the weekly mag, or ‘Pilates is the answer to that flat belly you’ve always dreamt of’ on the prime time ‘health show’ or perhaps it was ‘Go hard or go home’ flyer of the ubiquitous 6 week challenge at the local gym that hooked you in, albeit until it got too hard or just finished.

Your Lifestyle Has Consequences

Your Lifestyle Has Consequences

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘that you become what you think about all day long’? The same also applies to exercise, ‘you become what you do or don’t do on a regular basis’. Hence the headline today. The trick with this ‘consistent exercise gig’ we all know we need is to find your motivation. If you can achieve that, you will no longer need ‘will power’, as the reason for doing it drives the action on auto pilot.