You need a coach.
Everyone needs a coach.
I am a firm believer in having someone available to provide productive feedback.
This person may come in many forms such as a coach, mentor, teacher, guide, consultant, guru, inspirator, tutor, motivator, therapist, trainer, someone you look up to, etc.
And this applies to so many areas of life such as personal relationships, education, business, health & fitness…the list goes on.
I miss having a strength coach and another outlet for me to train at away from my everyday life.
I miss having a 1-on-1 business mentor/coach for awhile now…although that’s about to change ?
I’m definitely thankful for my running coach, Rea Kolbl ?
But all-in-all, it’s important to have someone you can reach out to for guidance and support.
For example, today I did a strength workout at my fitness coaching center Renov8 Fitness, which I built on the same lot as my home.
I procrastinated and was in a time crunch to get as much done as I could before my live fitness coaching session for my clients.
I skimped on my warm-up, I rushed through my core work, I did less strength sets, and I did not have the right mindset in this session.
In fact my mind has been off all week from just being overloaded with work…I’ve been so busy during COVID-19, which I am grateful for ??
Today I wanted to capture some videos of my workout to post on social media (you can view them HERE) and I did not pay enough attention to my deadlift form.
Check out the first video. You may not even notice anything wrong, but I know my body.
I allowed my hips to get a little too low for my liking, which caused my knees to come forward, which then caused me to get slightly off kilter, etc., etc., etc.
Our body is a chain and every link is connected. The movement of one link affects another link and so on.
So, now I feel discomfort in my low back just a little bit ?
My point with all of this is that I need and want a coach.
I know how to properly workout.
I know better than to rush and/or skip my warm-up.
I know the tempo at which I should move in each exercise.
I know the amount of rest I should take in-between sets.
I know better…a coach needs a coach.
I can’t coach myself.
One of the most common reasons people choose me as their fitness coach is because of my attention to detail and the personalization I deliver to each and every client at Renov8 Fitness.
They’ve told me this time and time again ? (I inherited this OCD-like quality from my mother and it works fabulously well in fitness).
Just like I need a coach, so do my clients.
You need a coach.
We all must seek out others if we want appropriate feedback in life.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think about this? When have you had a coach?