How Health and Fitness Professionals Can Use Text Messaging for Motivation

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The top new year’s resolution for many Americans every year is to lose weight. Yet, of those people who make any kind of resolution, only 8% succeed. Health and fitness professionals who are committed to their clients’ success know they need to keep them motivated and help them stay on track. Text messaging can help you help your clients, customers and students by providing continued health tips and encouragement at home.

Understanding, assessing and cultivating motivation is key. What are they motivated by? Whether it is appearance, social, fitness, competence or they simply just enjoy it, health and fitness professionals should strengthen multiple areas of motivation for the success of any exercise program.

Here are a few ways health and fitness professionals can use text messaging to motivate clients and keep people exercising, eating healthy and making the right choices.

Send Appointment or Class Reminders

Got a private training session or a class coming up? Don’t let “I forgot” be an excuse for your customers or clients. Send out a group SMS to remind them of an upcoming appointment.

Class Cancellations

If you have to cancel one of your classes, let everyone know by text. Give some tips on what they can do instead so they keep up their fitness momentum.

After Class Check-In

Don’t let your session or class end once the hour is up! Send a text message after class checking in your clients and ask how they’re feeling. Show them that you care about them. Let them know what a great job they did and to keep the hustle going.

Fitness Tips

Knowledge is power! Send out weekly fitness tips with links to your blog posts, exercise videos or the latest health research findings. Or give them short and sweet recommendations they can remember during their workout and show some competence in quickly.

Diet Recommendations

Drink more water. Eat protein at every meal. Whatever your recommendation, make sure smart diet and nutrition choices are top of mind at the times they are most likely to snack or eat a meal.

Motivational Quotes

Keep your customers thinking positive. Send regular text messages with motivational quotes to inspire them to do a little more, go a little farther and eventually reach their health and fitness goals.

Meditation Reminders

Healthy mind, healthy body! Better sleep, more energy and less stress can help your clients meet their weight loss and fitness goals. Use text to schedule reminders throughout the day to stop, take a breath and meditate.

Interested in learning more about mass text messaging for health and fitness professionals? Call TextMarks at 800-696-1393 or email


Melani Deyto

TextMarks is a simple and reliable SMS text messaging service that allows you to build your business or engage your community through group text communications, SMS auto-responders and mobile marketing solutions. Melani Deyto is a staff writer for TextMarks.

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