I’m not one for shouting, I’m not one

for standing over you and being right

in your face with over enthusiasm


My clients don’t want a babysitter, or

a bootcamp style instructor. They don’t

want to be intimidated or humiliated


they want a good program, someone to

teach them the right way to do things

and lots of support


I teach, I watch and I stay out of their

way and only intervene if I have to




sometimes I have to shout!


and I did plenty of it yesterday


I shouted at two of my clients who

needed to be… well, shouted at and in

both situations I did it because I knew

they could physically do what I was



They didn’t believe it themselves and

it worked!


First there was Stella who had a fear

of putting the bar over her head, forwards

or backwards and even with me helping,

she was still having  panic


Stella could press the bar just fine, if she

had been struggling I wouldn’t have been

so forceful but with some shouting, she

got there and was left feeling euphoric

that she did it


(when I say shouting it was more like

very loud cheers of encouragement in

my books, although they perceived it

as shouting :-))


The second one was Elizabeth who was

struggling to do a 12kg Turkish get up,

So I got her to do 20 straight leg sit ups

with a 16kg and she managed just fine


So I knew she could do the get up with

the 12kg and I’m shouting ‘it’s in your

head, get up!’


She managed one and a half then we

ran out of time but she’ll do the full set

next week


It can be frustrating, when I see a

client hold themselves back because

they don’t believe they can do it


So if you hear me shout it’s because I

believe in you, even when you don’t




p.s. one of my clients Cat is doing a

charity ‘strictly come dancing’ for

the Prince and Princess of Wales

hospice, if you could spare a few £’s

please help HERE










Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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