Your first session with a new client determines whether or not there is a second session. It can be stressful and feel like a lot of pressure trying to meet the expectations of someone you don’t know. Ultimately it’ll either be a good fit or it won’t and it’s ok if it’s not. It’s still important to put your best face forward and have a plan in place so that starting with a new client is smooth and stress-free for you (and them).

In this episode we talk about:

*What to do before the first session so that time is maximized.
*Possible first session package ideas to stretch out the potential for results.
*What a first session might include, the possible layout.
*Using fitness assessments and how they fit in (or don’t).
*Why some clients don’t come back again even if you did your best.

Some of our viewers said:

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”- Alexander Graham Bell

So, true Erin. It’s okay to lose a client.

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Beverly Hosford

Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev’s NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.