Holiday Tips for Trainers and Instructors

Every year I take two weeks off to go away and get recharged. This takes the pressure off any clients that have family in town so they don’t have to choose between leaving or staying on account of bootcamp.

I create a workout for campers to do at home and offer to let them use my equipment. In my experience, 90% of them will not do a thing on the days off, but they will appreciate the gesture. If you find yourself having to take a small break from personal training or bootcamps, don’t be afraid to teach your clients how to work out on their own. Working out on your own is easy to do, but anything easy to do is a whole lot easier to not do! Trust me, they will come back!

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As a Leadership Coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, James Leath teaches athletes from the professional ranks all the way down to elementary school about character and leadership of self, team, coaches and critics. His widely read blog at is a top resource that educates athletes, coaches, and parents in sport psychology and personal development. James is currently finishing a graduate degree in Performance Psychology.

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