Personal trainers truly do not expect anything in return. They help their clients get into shape because it’s part of their job and it’s what they feel passionate about. Therefore, most personal trainers feel that the best thank you gift is results.
But, because personal trainers work hard to make sure that their clients achieve the results that they want and deserve, many clients want to show their gratitude but are unsure of how to do that.
Saying Thank You
Some clients form a special bond with their trainer. That’s because their trainer has done everything possible to get them healthy, from creating workout plans . . . to offering guidance on nutrition if that’s their specialty. In cases where a special bond has been formed and a client has undergone a life-changing transformation, an extra special thank you may be warranted.
A personal trainer is a job title much like a librarian, teacher, or CEO, so a lot of trainers don’t think they should be praised for doing their job.
At the end of the day, though, almost anyone can appreciate a heartfelt thank you from someone who is truly appreciative.
However, trainers are regular people who may feel embarrassed and overwhelmed if a client tries to make a grandiose gesture. It might be nicer for clients to keep things simple by offering heartfelt words, a letter, or a card showing appreciation.
Hearing a Personal Testimony is Rewarding
Personal trainers are with their clients for the vast majority of their journey. They’re dedicated fitness experts who know which exercises a client should do to yield the best results. Trainers are also cheerleaders who offer advice and motivation. They love hearing when their hard work pays off for a client.
Sometimes the best gift is a client telling them just how much of a difference they’ve made in their life. Before and after pictures are also great ways for a client to show a trainer just how much their expertise and motivation has helped.
A Thank You Card or Letter
Most personal trainers have an office, so a thank you note is a nice touch that they can put up on a wall or a shelf. Not only does this keep a personal trainer motivated, but it also shows other clients that personal trainers help get results.
Different clients form different levels of relationships with their trainers. Some are together for only a short time. Others have trainers for months, if not years. Everyone has a different journey, and no two thank you notes will be the same.
- Sometimes a simple thank you is enough to suffice. If a client really thinks a personal trainer has made a huge difference, then they can take it a step further.
- They can include specific moments from their journey where they were truly thankful for their trainer.
- They can include how their life has changed for the better, what meant the most to them, and where they plan on taking their journey from here.
Are gifts necessary?
Gifts are not necessary but are just another nice way to show appreciation as long as they aren’t too over the top like huge amounts of money, expensive gift cards, or jewelry. Personal trainers appreciate little tokens because it shows that clients are marking their appreciation differently than just paying them to change their lives.
The Benefits for Clients
If a client gives a personal trainer a gift, they receive something in return. They receive a personal trainer who feels appreciated and will push them harder, cheer louder, and make sure that they never give up.
Thank you notes help to form even stronger bonds between clients and trainers.
Clients can take it a step further than writing a note or giving a gift and do things such as referring friends and family, complimenting them to management, and bringing their all to each and every training session.