From 2009-2013 I was still competing at a moderately high level in the sport of CrossFit. That means I was putting a lot of time
Too often, we forget what our typical gym-goer’s experience level is. Our clients aren’t hitting the
Sometimes I’ll demonstrate a movement for my classes that I coach and someone will comment, “you make that look so easy”. My response is always, “that’s my job”. And it is. My job is to be an expert at exercise, not there’s.
They are bankers, lawyers, nurses, IT specialists, financial planners, teachers, and administrators – not professional
I think it’s important for all parties to remember that.
For the coach, give them a break…they’re new at this. They will not move perfectly all the time. They won’t enjoy every workout. They will even skip workouts and short reps! It’s not their job to be the best at exercising. It’s not why they’re here.
For the client, don’t forget why you started this…No one has sat across from me in their initial consult and said, I’m just here to master exercise. We love that you want to improve, but we want you to improve safely and effectively and as long as it aligns with your why. Prioritize your fitness goals with your life goals. If you want to be an amazing nurse, then let your fitness support you in that. If you want to be the best financial planner in your region, then let me show you how your workout can assist in that.
Your workout should support your life. Don’t let your ego or the leaderboard get in the way of that.