Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Client: A Letter From Your Personal Trainer

Dear Client:

I want to preface this letter by saying that I love what I do. I couldn't imagine doing anything else, and I feel incredibly privileged when you seek me out to help find your way to health and wellness and humbled that you entrust me with your body, it is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. As a result, I spend a large portion of my spare time reading articles, blogs, books, journals and watching videos all in an effort to stay current so that I can be a better coach to help get you better results. Even when I am not working with you, I'm always working for you. Your success is my success. It's as simple and as complicated as that.

I'm invested in you, but no more than you're invested in yourself. I can't want what you want more than you do, and therein lies the problem. I know that getting in shape is hard, believe me, I do. I know that it is never a linear process - what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. I also know that the only way you are going to see results is through consistent dedication, and patience. It's not going to happen overnight. You need to trust that I am going to be able to take you where you want to go and I will bend over backwards to get results for the person who shows up (both literally and figuratively).

Which is why I find it so hard when you sabotage yourself. Don't tell me how badly you would like to lose weight, and then change nothing. Don't tell me that you know you should eat better, but don't. Don't tell me that you know the program would work better if you followed it, but you have limited time. And don't schedule sessions, and then not show up. You're wasting my time, your money, and my education and effort. There's someone out there that really wants it and is willing to work for it, let me help them or let me start helping you.

Bottom line, we are not moving forward until you recognize or address what's holding you back. So don't hire me until you are willing to give yourself 100 percent, you deserve it. If I have to keep nagging you to stay on track and you just keep giving me all the reasons why it's too hard to stay committed, that's a direct reflection of your investment. Committing yourself to your cause is the best way to invest in your success and the more invested you are the better able I am to help you. And for as long as you are willing to put in the effort, I will be beside you - helping you, leading you, and supporting you in finding your way, because your success truly is my success. Make the investment.

~ Sasha

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