– COURSE –

The Emotionally Intelligent
Fitness Professional

Soft skills for developing strong bodies

 
 

THE PROGRAM

EQUOS’s program, The Emotionally Intelligent Fitness Professional, is a customized offering that brings a new dimension to the realm of fitness coaching. It introduces fitness professionals to the soft skills that foster “chemistry” between trainers and their clients. This “human side” of coaching is key to building your brand as an inspiring coach. This one-day workshop will enable you to develop sustainable, long-term relationships and a thriving business.

AGENDA

30 MINUTES

1. INTRODUCTION

  • Opening remarks
  • Self-reflection: Participants complete an EQ questionnaire
  • Why is emotional intelligence so important in the gym?
  • A brief history of emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • An overview: seven principles for achieving emotional intelligence

60 MINUTES

2. CONNECT

  • The first principle is the ability to connect with your client
  • As humans we are wired to connect (the science of being social)
  • Four ways trainers can connect – from showing up to showing empathy
  • EXERCISE: Participants jot down which of the four ways of connecting are most challenging--and why
  • ROLE PLAY: Participants ‘script’ themselves in pairs to show sensitivity, gratitude, and empathy

30 MINUTES

3. FOCUS

  • The second principle is to give your full attention to your client

  • Ten ways to focus intently—and show that you are totally centered on your client


  • EXERCISE: Participants jot down a list of things that can distract them

  • ROLE PLAY: Working in pairs, participants demonstrate how to be fully present and centered on the client—mentally and physically


30 MINUTES

4. INSPIRE

  • The third principle is the ability to inspire

  • Move from “information” to “inspiration”
  • Five key ways to develop an inspirational mindset
  • EXERCISE: Create an inspirational mission statement
  • ROLE PLAY: Participants script themselves in pairs,
 creating an inspirational experience for their partner.

60 MINUTES

5. LISTEN

  • The fourth principle is the need to listen

  • Develop the power to listen on three levels

  • EXERCISE: Participants note which of the levels they find most challenging


  • ROLE PLAY: Working in pairs, participants practice listening on three levels

60 MINUTES

6. MOTIVATE

  • The fifth principle is the ability to motivate through language

  • Be confident in the words you deliver

  • Be positive and shun negatives like “no problem”

  • Be collaborative in the words you use to create a sense of teamwork

  • EXERCISE: Participants examine the language they use with their clients

  • ROLE PLAY: Pairing off, participants practice using motivational language

30 MINUTES

7. RESPOND

  • The sixth principle: engaging your client in a difficult conversation
  • Seven challenging conversations and how to master them
  • EXERCISE: Participants identify what keeps them from engaging in difficult conversations
  • ROLE PLAY: Working in pairs, participants explore difficult
 interactions and take ownership of the solution

30 MINUTES

8. LOVE

  • The seventh principle is love: the highest aspect of EQ

  • Love your work, your clients, and your shared goals

  • EXERCISE: Participants list obstacles to expressing these three feelings

  • ROLE PLAY: Working in pairs, participants examine how to express their love for their work, clients, and shared goals

There will be a 30 minute break along with two 15 minute breaks

REGISTER BELOW

Courses will take place at 367 King St W, Second Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1

The workshop can be paid for in two equal installments, one that guarantees your place and the second payment will be due a week before.

Have any questions? Get in touch with us.