I am leaving IDEA Personal Trainer Institute today--hopefully a step ahead of the "wintry mix"--in a better body that houses a better mind and spirit. I personally believe that a healthy body is the gateway to a healthy mind, but then again I also believe the whole kit and kaboodle is intertwined to a point that we don't really know the main influencer.
I do know this: I feel better when I take care of my vehicle. This seems to also be the case with the folks who trust me to train them. My clients come in wearing a mask of stress and they leave more relaxed, happy, calm and ready to tackle their lives.
That's why I do what I do. How about you?
I met a good cross section of personal trainers this weekend of all shapes, sizes and ages. Some are old school and some are just feeling out the bubble to test its boundaries and see how far it floats. Some never satiate their hunger for information and research and others just want you to hand them a template so they can automate their practices. In any case, no matter what your judgment is about what a personal trainer should or shouldn't be, is it still true that we all have a chance to make a difference in someone's life? That's a pretty big deal.
Don't waste it.
This morning was tough. I'm still on California time and for some reason the third day of getting up at 4 a.m. on my body clock's time felt excruciatingly difficult. But I dragged my SoCal butt out of bed and made the rounds. My brain lit up like a Lite Brite at all the drive, passion, fun and intelligent design in the sessions. I was inspired by Rodney Corn's plea to meet your client inside their comfort zone, not yours. I was intrigued by unstable surface research that made me think. Brett Klika's session on training weekend warriors opened my eyes to new possibilities and profit centers.
I want to give the world a chance to happy, healthy and productive. What do you want to give the world, when can you start and how are you going to make it happen?