Character Qualities Specific to Personal Training*
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Being aware of what is taking place around me so I can have the right responses
Watching for performance and action patterns that prevent injuries requires care and utmost excellence. A personal training client has trusted your expertise to monitor and advise the optimal actions to perform for an exercise program.
Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration
Giving people undivided attention as a trainer can be challenging. With some people you will "click" better than others, just like any relationship. In a health club setting you are required to pay close attention to your own client, but you also have to coordinate your program with other trainer's clients and members that are working out on their own.
Making my schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve
Giving to others’ basic needs without having as my motive personal reward
Confidence to say or do what is true, right, and just
Knowing the importance of right timing in accomplishing right actions
Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others
Realizing that true happiness does not depend on material conditions
Approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new perspective
The ability to recognize key factors and finalize difficult decisions
Limiting my freedom so I do not offend the tastes of those around me
Fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice
Purposing to accomplish right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition
Investing all my energy to complete the tasks assigned to me
Understanding the deeper reasons why things happen
Recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences
The inward strength to withstand stress and do my best
Expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort
Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how
Willingness to change plans or ideas without getting upset
Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding a grudge
Carefully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need
Showing consideration and personal concern for others
Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life
Respecting others because of their worth as human beings
*Character qualities is adapted from Character First education curriculum that prepares young people for success in schools.