Ep 09: How To Set SMART Goals That Deliver Long Lasting Results & Hold Clients Accountable

 In What's New Coach

Today, I am talking with Matthew Nuttall a personal trainer from Manchester, UK. Matthew dropped down from 13% to 7% fat to compete in a Men’s Physique competition. Training is a big test of willpower and avoidance, but it is also an experiment with an end goal. After giving up kick boxing, there was a void that training for physique competitions filled.He also puts in about 50 hours a week of personal training for his clients.

Today’s topics include:

  • Matthew is currently enjoying boxing training with his clients and the psychology of boxing and his clients.
  • Having proactive conversations with clients about the responsibility of achieving goals and managing expectations.
  • Common conversations about diet such as treats. The psychology behind treats or wanting something to make you happy.
  • How competitions could lead to health issues and other problems such as the rebound effect.
  • Being lean for summer and mitigating the rebound effect and the psychological side of things.
  • Advantages of being a personal trainer and not having to struggle to get to the gym.
  • Everyone seems to be obsessed with conditioning and forgot about strength, and there is too much focus on the trainers ego.
  • Perceptions of trainers that a client may have.
  • Learning from experts by going straight to the source.
  • Getting clients through referrals and some social media.
  • Seasonality of personal training and which months are busier and keeping the yearly clientele numbers rising.
  • Having your clients best interest and letting them understand that you care and are genuinely passionate about the work.
  • What a general session is like, training 3 or 4 times a week, and making them strong, lean and happy.
  • How important it is to keep track of how much and what they eat, holding clients accountable on a diet plan.

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Quotes:

“From the get go, I let the clients know that it is on them to achieve their goals” Matthew Nuttall

‘I set SMART goals for my clients and 99% of the time it’s up to diet” Matthew Nuttall

“Diet slip ups aren’t the end of the world, just get back to where you need to be” Matthew Nuttall

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How to Set SMART Goals That Deliver Long Lasting Results And Hold Clients Accountable.
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How to Set SMART Goals That Deliver Long Lasting Results And Hold Clients Accountable.
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Today on the What's New Coach podcast we are talking with Matthew Nuttall a personal trainer from Manchester, UK. Matthew dropped down from 13% to 7% fat to compete in a Men’s Physique competition. Training is a big test of willpower and avoidance, but it is also an experiment with an end goal.
James Breese
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