As a result, I have learned how to deal with uncertainty. My clients are busy executives, so I have to be flexible catering to their needs. The best days are when I get a positive review or feedback from one of my clients; it is always rewarding.
Who is your typical client?
I mainly work with busy executives that do not have free time, as they say. I help them find time for their health and prioritize it as much as possible.
How important is nutrition to you in creating a client’s regimen?
Nutrition is an essential part of what I coach as a personal trainer. Because I work with very busy business people, there is always a risk of them not following a healthy diet. Most of them eat lunch over meetings with clients or forget to eat when their work lives get too hectic. My goal is to make it easy for them to follow a healthy diet. I am a huge advocate of meal prepping.
How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
I think making every interaction as personable as possible is the key. I can relate to all of my clients regardless of their backgrounds because most of them come to me when they are exhausted and burned out.
I help them to create long-lasting lifestyle changes and keep them on track with regular coaching sessions and Zoom calls. It is hard to change your habits, so having a coach that keeps you on track is very important.
Have you ever turned down a client? If so, why?
Sometimes clients that come to me need medical advice prior to getting into a workout routine if they are experiencing chronic pains or certain medical conditions. I don’t turn them down per se, but I do suggest seeking medical help before committing to a workout routine.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
When I am not at work, I enjoy outdoor activities with friends or my girlfriend. I like to connect with nature, and it calms me down. I also enjoy traveling and advancing my knowledge in a field of nutrition and fitness. Recently I started practicing yoga, and it’s been an exciting journey!
How do you feel you make a difference in the world?
I think my holistic approach to wellness is how I make a difference in the world around me. I practice and teach mindful fitness – a balance of fitness, nutrition, and also inner work. This approach helps people to become healthier and happier overall.