Happy Friday everyone! While you're TGIF-ing your way to the weekend, had a bit of fun for you to dive into. Today I want to talk a little more about why.
I do what I do because I want to help people, as many as I can. I posted about this the other week, but let me get a little deeper here. When I have a client sign up, of course I have a small part of me that hopes they sign up for life, but I know those are few and far between. There does come a point where some no longer need my coaching. They’ve learned more than their fair share of lifting and they can get it done on their own, or at least with minimal guidance. That is the real hope when someone signs up with me.
Truly that is the end product I want. I want someone to feel confident enough to get under a bar, pick up a set of heavy dumbbells or swing a heavy kettlebell. I want my clients to be smarter than the average bear when they walk into the gym. Coaches are teachers at heart, at least if they’re doing it right IMO.
There’s always going to be more people that want or need help, my goal is to make someone no longer need me (a goal I stole from Tony G). Seriously, there are so many people out there that want to learn and/or need help with their health, if I have a client that’s ready to go do their own thing or maybe just visit me once a month to get a program, awesome! It means I have more time for the next person that’s starting from scratch.
To clarify, my goal isn’t necessarily to get a client for life, it’s to get someone to strength train for life.
I hope that is exactly what your trainer or coach is shooting for as well.
Thanks for reading everyone have a great weekend, see you back here next week!
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS