School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


11 May 2016

Personal Trainers and Clients in the Health and Fitness Industry: How can the trainer-client relationship affect exercise adherence and goal attainment?

There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that the working partnership developed in the first few fitness sessions between a trainer and an exerciser is crucial for adherence to the exercise programme and attainment of goals (e.g., managing weight, conditioning the body, improving health, learning playing a sport).

Sophia Jowett (Loughborough University) and Louise Rowe (Cumbria University) are conducting a research study to identify what are the important aspects of this working partnership and how these aspects associate with important outcomes such as personal satisfaction, motivation and exercise adherence.

If you are working as a trainer in health and fitness settings or are currently employing a trainer to improve your health and fitness then you can help us collect data by completing an on-line questionnaire through the link given below.

The questionnaire takes only 10 minutes to complete and may help you to reflect on the effectiveness of your relationship with your trainer/exerciser. Please forward the link below to anyone who you think may be able to contribute to this research.