Happy Tuesday everyone! Been a minute since I’ve written, that’s life sometimes though. Today’s blurb is about a few assumptions that folks may have about coaches and personal trainers. Not that it’s a huge deal by any stretch, but I want to do my part to set the record straight.
It never fails when I mention to people what I do for a living, 1 out of every 5 or 6 new interaction brings about a comment to the like of, “You’re a trainer, you must workout 7 days a week and run 5 miles a day,” or one of my favorites “You must eat to super healthy and clean,” whatever that means. I’m not insulting any of these folks or trying to make them out in a bad light (mostly). They simply are going off what they know in their brain to start and interaction. I’m just here to clear things up a bit, coaches and trainers aren’t perfect.
Overall, yes, as a group we all try to practice what we are preaching, but then again, the above (though they are super exaggerations to drive the point home) isn’t all that healthy either. I personally am trying to press to improve everyone’s health, that’s both the body and the mind. With that, I’m freaking human too, we all are. I go through periods of time where I’m eating food that’ll fuel me well and take care of my body, but I also like to indulge a bit and go out with friends...really shocking I know.
Side note: When I hear someone say a term like "eating clean", this makes me want to walk away from the conversation very quickly and get a frosty one.
The point is, coaches do what we do because we want to show everyone how to live a health lifestyle, but we aren’t tyrants to our clients or even ourselves. Reset those expectations of your coaching friends & acquaintances, you’ll find your conversations with them more enjoyable, I promise.
Just a quicky for today folks. Thanks for reading and have yourself a week!
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS