Offering Motivation and Accountability
Using the MYZONE system to assist you in training your clients is like having another few trainers on your team. You can leverage the MYZONE system to assist you in providing motivation and accountability to your clients in the following ways:
Goals: Facilitate specific goal setting with your clients by using frequency, intensity, time, and type (mode). You and your clients will then be able to measure each of those aspects by monitoring the Activity Calendar feature over time. For example, a client might set the goal to perform 45 minutes of cardio 5 days a week at an average of 70% (GREEN zone) intensity for one month. At the end of the month, you and your client can sit down and look at every single workout performed and analyze whether or not the goal was met and discuss why or why not.
Social Connections: Have your clients find and add one another as Social Connections on MYZONE. Further, ask your clients to connect with you so that they can see what you are doing to keep yourself fit and stay dedicated to your goals.
Challenges: Include all of your clients in a MYZONE Challenge! Figure out how you will reward the winner, and create great camaraderie and motivation among your clientele. Set up a Challenge through your Partner’s Page or your MYZONE App. We recommend rewarding consistency over quantity (i.e. hitting a target MEP zone consistently rather than earning the most MEPs), but you know your clients best.
Many of our clients have weight management goals. You and your client can track his or her body metrics using the MYZONE App. You can also ask your client to take pictures for monitoring progress (the App saves the photos on a calendar for reference).
To assist your clients in achieving their weight management goals, you can design specific daily, weekly, and monthly MEPs targets and caloric expenditure recommendations and hold them accountable to it. For example, if you have a client who wants to lose weight, you might recommend that they burn an average of 500 calories per workout to reach a total of 2,000 calories burned by the end of the week. You could also use MEPs as the daily and weekly target (i.e. 100 MEPs per workout, 500 MEPs per week).
As you and your clients become more familiar with the MYZONE system, you can use variation of intensity and duration to achieve caloric expenditure and/or MEPs goals.
We hope these tips come in handy when you’re working with your clients. We want to see how you’re using MYZONE during your training! Post to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #MYZONE, #myzonemoves, and #effortrewarded.
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