Become a Personal Trainer and you’ll play a key role in helping many clients reach their physical peak in time for their hard earned holidays. Count up the hours spent in Personal Training sessions as well as following the exercise programme in the gym and it adds up to consistent hard effort to get there.
Now that much desired holiday awaits perhaps now’s the time to suggest your client kicks-back and forgets all about their fitness regime for a while. Well you could do and the body loves a good dose of rest and recovery once in a while. So it’s unlikely that a week or so of missed training is going to cause much harm to previous fitness. But habits can be broken really quickly over the holiday season and it can feel like a bit of an uphill struggle to get back into the old training routine.
Just imagine the impact you’d make on your PT clients if instead of wishing them a lovely time and seeing them in a few week’s you prepared a special holiday programme to help them keep active and perhaps even encouraged them to try something a little different.
After a little inspiration for how to support your clients? Here’s some of our favourite holiday activities.
Find out your clients preferred swim stroke. If it’s something relatively tranquil like breast stroke could they replace it with front crawl or back crawl? Encourage them to keep a record such as time spent swimming or lengths completed and challenge themselves to a new personal best.
Beach Classes and Volleyball
Beaches generally have a host of free or minimal fee based activities that clients can join in. Often the emphasis is on spirituality and relaxation such as with yoga and tai-chi rather than intense workouts. So whilst this may not hit the calorie burn it’s awesome for flexibility.
What a great way to soak up the local culture and scenery. From full day treks to early morning or evening strolls this is such an easy way to stay active.
If your client is after that bit more of a thrill and taste of adventure then water sports are just the ticket. These can really get the heart pumping and muscles fired. Popular choices include; surfing, water skiing, diving and paddle boarding.
Swiss Ball Strength and HIIT 20
This awesome piece of kit is pretty travel friendly so for well suited for clients keen to stick with their training. Provide a carefully sculpted workout that targets key muscle groups lasting around 20 minutes a day.
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