The goal of a personal trainer should be to strive for excellence at all times, on their A game when training clients. It's a helluva goal to shoot for but nevertheless you should. The reality however, is you can't be great all the time, but you don't have to, it’s more important to be great at the right time.
You're going to have off days, everyone does, even the highest paid pros at the top of their game. The difference is the great ones know how to be great when it counts, at the right times. Mind you, being great at the right times doesn't just happen, but you can train for those moments.
It's done through daily repetitions, practicing to always be great, in addition what happens as a side effect of this process is that you consequently develop good training instincts, where you become highly aware and in sync with each of your client's habits, personality traits, strengths and weaknesses.
Being this in tuned with will develop your intuitive sense, and the ability for you to know when your client really needs you. It becomes second nature and a seamless process which has a major impact on the client, because it builds loyalty and trust.
As good as all of this sounds, it takes a boatload of discipline. Remember, the distinction between a great trainer and a fake trainer is perfect willingness. The mark of great trainers is their perfect willingness to be fully engaged with all of their clients.
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