Besides handling a lot of workouts from a lot of different individuals all week, one of the biggest challenges is handling all the different emotions that all of these different people experience on a daily basis, affecting their moods, affecting their workouts, and definitely the way i approach them in the workout.
If you have someone who is in a mightily bad mood, then you can be sure there will not be much conversation going on early in the workout! Then usually, because much of the stress is relieved during exercise, there tends to be a far happier person at the end of the session, both of us in fact!!!
If you have someone who is particularly jolly, then you know you are likely to achieve a huge amount that day, and its time to take advantage of the situation by trying to reach fresh highs in terms of workout performances, which will naturally bring on better results, which at the end of the day is something we are all looking for!!
Then you will get the individuals who are the “undecided” how they feel, their moods could go either way, they can be a litte up and a little down, these are the people who need the most emotional support that day!
I always point out the positives to these people on how far they have come, and by the end of the session, the mood usually is massively positive, because once you explain the details i have taken every 28 days for the individual, the blood pressure improvement, stronger heart rate, less body fat, tigher waist and hips etc, the evidence is overwhelming in dictating that this individual should be very pleased with their progress, after all the measuring equipment never lies!!!
So you can there are a lot of emotions to handle all day long, but thats what makes my job so great, and re-affirming an individual’s progress is always very powerful and gets that person well and truly back on track!!!