Who said that a personal training session has to be boring and intimidating? Every trainer has that client who dreads Leg Day. You won’t be able to visit a single gym without finding a trainer with clients that still insist on the treadmill for their Cardio Day. If you’re a trainer that wants to incorporate fun into your client’s workouts, then look no further than your childhood. Believe it or not, children’s school yard games are an amazing way to sweat up a storm and stay fit. Let’s revisit the top 3 kid’s games that you can utilize during your sessions.
WALL BALL DRILL
Needing only a tennis ball and a large wall, this game can be played indoors or outside. Rules may vary based on where you’re from, so it’ll be important to adjust accordingly by doing the following:
Have your client start with the tennis ball. He/She will stand at least 15 feet away from the wall.
STUCK IN THE MUD
If you are a trainer with group sessions, then this is a perfect game to utilize. It’s fun, it’s fast-paced, and client will work up a sweat.
Choose one client to be “it.”
This one requires groups of 4, and acts as a great drill to use during the warm-up process
While wanting to achieve a dream physique is hard work for your client, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. By adding in the games mentioned above, you will provide your client with a much-needed change of pace.
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Tristan Hill, Masters of Sports Coaching, author of Lifting the Bar and mentor to Personal Trainers.