I love being a coach. It is truly one of the most rewarding professions you can have.
I love helping people to live healthier, active and more rewarding lives through exercise, nutrition and better lifestyle habits.
I love watching people overcome challenges in their lives that lead to a more rewarding lifestyle.
I love watching them achieve milestones that they never thought they would achieve when they first started, such as their doing their first push up, achieving their fist chin up, dropping 30lbs of excess fat, or being able to walk down a stairs pain free.
I ABSOLUTELY love seeing them struggle with developing a new habit, sticking with it when it would be so much easier to quit, and finally overcoming it, because one of the most rewarding lessons in life is to work your ass off in order to achieve something that doesn’t come easy.
There’s nothing as rewarding as watching someone change one lifestyle habit at a time, and then having their doctor reduce or remove their medication as a result of their efforts.
I could go on and on but I think you get the picture- being a coach is a great career!!
And while I get to help people to get more quality experiences from their lives, the truth is, I only play a small role in the grand scheme of things.
The role of a coach such as myself is to serve, empower and support you in living a healthy, active, and more rewarding lifestyle.
It’s not to remove the responsibility from you to take action on the aspects of your life that need to be acted upon.
It’s not to mollycoddle you (I love that word) when you are not addressing the actions that are holding you back from the results you want.
Your coach is not there to ‘save you’ which is a common theme I see on the countless fitness ads that spring up all over social media.
Our most successful clients understand and accept this, which is why they succeed with their health and fitness programs and enjoy the journey.
They’re not looking to be saved.
They’re looking to be empowered and supported so that they can make healthier choices most of the time, and enjoy life as much as possible as a result.
But if someone consistently eats processed junk food, skips their workouts, fails to implement the advice they receive, slips back into their old ways, and refuses to take personal responsibility for their health and fitness, then there’s no way that they can be helped to move forward from where they are currently at.
And the thing is, these things happen all the time with people. Health and fitness isn’t a smooth journey the way it is often portrayed online, in magazines, etc., and a good coach understands that and is there to serve and support you to make the necessary changes.
But again, they’re not their to save you if you’re not proactive and doing your part.
anyone who has ever made lasting changes to their health and fitness has accepted these truths.
So look to your coach to support, educate and empower you to live a healthier lifestyle, but never look to then to save you as it’ll only end in frustration and failure.
That’s not a coachs’ role, that’s your role, and it’s definitely not what we do in our facility.
Have a great evening and stay fit.