How to Coach the Newbie Who Just Won't Slow Down

Mariah Heller
Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Massage Specialist, Chronic Pain Educator

fitness industry, new client, goals, healthy, moderation, extreme, well being


Every personal trainer has been there. A new client, Jane, walks into her first session with you and is overflowing with enthusiasm. You ask Jane about her goals and training preferences.


Jane has a burning desire to lose weight and improve her quality of life, she is not a competitive or professional athlete, and never intends to be one. Jane tells you she has spent the last eight years sitting at a desk, and despite having several failed attempts at a healthy lifestyle under her belt, this time she is ready.


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