As a part of my livelihood, teaching people and helping them execute exercise, I assess the needs of my clients. It is my responsibility to regularly revisit and reassess those needs. I make changes to workout designs as necessary.
Assessing their needs is so simple a chimp with a smartphone could do it, so I do…
A few needs that we all need:
My youngest client is 13, my oldest is 91. Between them, nearly every demographic is represented. Despite the diversity within my client base, each of them benefit by me putting these needs first in their exercise design.
I can think of no person for whom improvement with the needs listed above wouldn’t enhance their lives.
People may come to me for weight loss, to gain muscle, to support peripheral athletic pursuits, and a couple still come to get jacked and shredded.
At the end of the day, gaining muscle, losing body fat, or running a faster 5K is secondary to my objectives with my clients, even if it is primary to them. I address their needs first, and their wants further down the road.
Funny thing though – when I address the needs first, the wants often resolve themselves. In fitness, as in life… Jhciacb
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