7 Uncomfortable Truths Your Fitness Clients Need to Know

7 Hard and Uncomfortable Truths

1) Recovery is necessary. It is tempting for clients, especially those who are highly motivated and want to believe in fast results (don’t we all?), to ignore the need for rest and recovery. If rest and recovery are not just as respected as the time in the gym or the attention in the kitchen, progress will not happen. In fact, it might cause the client to regress and experience injury.

What do these truths mean?

Progress takes time. It is not the message most clients (or most of us) want to hear, but it is the truth. The sooner clients understand that immediate results won’t happen, and if they do, they are temporary, they can set the stage better for long-term success. Be open and honest with your clients about how progress occurs and the tough truths that lead to the results they desire.



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Erin Dollison Nitschke

Erin Dollison Nitschke


Passionate college educator, writer, and health and fitness professional. I am an NFPT-CPT, NSCA-CPT, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Health Coach, & Pn1.