Monday, May 12, 2014 • GREENSBORO, NC 27407-5402
Unless they specialize in training for sports that are dominated by the male gender, most personal trainers will have a majority of female clients. While it's important to be professional and sensitive to the needs of all clients, it's especially important with male trainers who train female clients. In-home training is a unique and challenging form of fitness training. The trainer should always recognize and be respectful of the fact that they are a guest in the client's home. A male trainer should be very sensitive and mindful of their actions and make the client as comfortable as possible when entering their home. He can encourage the client to invite a friend or family member present for the initial consultation or session to make her feel safer. Even though YOU know you're an upstanding citizen and decent individual, the client has no way of knowing this. If the client has other similar requests, the trainer should make every effort to accommodate them. Imagine having a repair person in your home. It's a much more comfortable experience when the repair tech is pleasant and polite, as opposed to being stoic and unfriendly. Clients of any gender will appreciate this. The experience of a first time meeting with a personal trainer can be disquieting for anyone. Conduct business in their home, the way you'd want it done in yours. This will lead to a better initial client experience, and lays a better foundation for a good business relationship for both parties. Regardless of the genders of the trainer or the client, professionalism puts client at ease, and that's always a good thing! Be safe and stay active!