Why I Don’t Give Free Sessions
When I began my journey in the industry I was a Personal Trainer in a gym. Among the first things I was advised to do was give free sessions away so members know who I was and what I was doing.
So I did, I gave away hundreds of sessions for free while at the gym. All was good. I loved what I did, and still love it, so I was doing it with a lot of pleasure.
However, it became clear that those who really wanted to get results have decided to work with me and were committed, they didn’t even need that free session.
On the other side, many of the people I gave free sessions to not only were they not committed to change anything in their lives but they didn’t even follow the program I gave them. Actually many would now set foot in the gym for months. Or just kept walking on the treadmill.
So here’s my point. A free session will not actually show you anything. You think you would see what I do, but you won’t.
I don’t know about other coaches and trainers but my coaching sessions each have a theme, a topic we work on. It’s not all in one. And I insist on a very detailed approach, we leave nothing unclear.
Among the many techniques we look at posture, breathing, how to move your body. If I give you this all in one session you will go home without learning anything.
And if you want a bit of everything just to see how it is you will get nothing out of it. You will just be left confused.
You will not understand the principles behind the movement, your mind will have several different themes and topics from only one session.
It’s like trying to learn maths, English grammar, chemistry, sewing and play football in 1h30min.
There is no clarity to what and how you did and there is no pattern. There is the creative side, but everything is coached with purpose, nothing is random.
The dangers of knowing too little
Learning a little bit is useless, incomplete and in some cases dangerous. Not knowing what to do with the information you receive and how to use it in the correct way can lead to injuries.
Plus how many details of what I taught you will you actually remember?
So you go home and you will practice an exercise you vaguely remember, you will practice it repeatedly for weeks and months and then you start getting pain.
A free session will no introduce you to a system. You can make a program that doesn’t need supervision, a simple pressups, squat, lunge, crunch program but nothing more than that.
However when you decide to work with me, learning and practicing The Merisoiu Technique, you commit to actually learning and growing.
You can learn crunches and do 100 of them by yourself, you don’t need me to sit next to you and count? But you do need my help for guidance on more complex movements which do more for your body and nervous system.
The Merisoiu Technique is a practice and without practicing it you will never benefit from it. It’s not a one session thing.
PLUS all my sessions are 1hr30 and we are mindful and work deep, we are not superficial and there are no quick fixes.
My programs are either 3 months or 6 months. Either way you will go at least twice through the same theme, double that for 6 months programs.
First time you get familiar with the exercises and drills and the second time you understand how it works and remember most of the technical points so you can do it yourself.
But a consultation is extremely important
As you already know I do give 45 min free consultations over Skype or phone. This is very, very important.
The free 45 minute call is to delve deep into your goals and aspirations to see whether you are even suitable for coaching with a health and wellness coach.
Much work goes into the evaluation and planning stage. It is not a simple 30 min training plan with 5 exercises, 10 reps each. That’s not enough to build foundations and achieve real transformational results my clients leave our programs with.
The only way to benefit from the work we do is to evaluate where you are at to start with and that’s what we do on the 45 min call.
If this resonates with you feel free to book the 45 min free call right here.