If you are a Health and Wellness, Fitness or Nutrition Coach, or a Personal Trainer, you know the same approach does not work for all of your clients. Each client is unique in their age, body type, diet, routine, circumstances, and physical makeup, and after interviewing and testing your client, you can create an individualized approach. During the diagnostic phase of your relationship, one more important analysis should be made before designing your targeted approach – a DISC Personality Fitness Analysis.
“Your success as a fitness coach will lie primarily in your ability to keep your client motivated, inspired, and accountable to their fitness goals.”
Personality testing should be considered as a vital tool in evaluating your client and creating his or her fitness blueprint. If you have ever been certified as a personal trainer, you know the myriad of evaluation tools, questions, and criteria that must be confirmed before moving ahead with your client’s plan. Personality Style Assessment is another fundamental step in answering questions such as:
Coaching and training are all about effective communication. You can be the best coach in the world, technically, with the highest levels of education, training, and resources, but if you can’t get your client on-board, or don’t communicate to connect with your client in a language he or she will understand, your knowledge will go to waste.
To remove any communication barriers and get entirely in-sync with your client, you need to ensure you can motivate and speak to their personal preferences. If you want your clients to get sustainable results, and to create lifestyle changes rather than just flash-in-the-pan fitness events, you need to get into their mindset and look at the basis of their personality.
Your client’s personality holds the key to what motivates and drives them. Incorporating these three steps into your client evaluation process will ensure that you can keep your client motivated.
Personality Style Analysis is only one part of your client’s diagnostic evaluation, and maybe should be among the first steps of your client’s overall intake. Other areas which should be evaluated are the clients’:
Your success as a fitness coach will lie primarily in your ability to keep your client motivated, inspired, and accountable to his/her fitness goals.
It takes only 7 minutes to administer the DISC Fitness Report.
Being able to give your clients the tools they need to keep themselves motivated is the best thing you can do for them. Your clients need to stay engaged WITH and WITHOUT you cheering and coaching them.
If you are interested in trying out a Personality Style Analysis with your client, PeopleKeys now offers for free the Personality Snapshot – a mobile app that allows you access to DISC reports at your fingertips. Download the app for no charge (available on for iOS or Android) and receive a surprising discount coupon to use on the purchase of a DISC Fitness Report.
DISC Personality Analysis is a great tool to share with your clients that will have lasting effects on a healthy lifestyle at the gym and also at home, in the workplace and thought their life. Making them aware of their personal strengths and ways they can capitalize on them will bring many returns to their morale, personal fulfillment, and self-growth.