In 2018, I gave a presentation to a group of about 100 coaches at the Two-Brain Summit about developing relationships with your clients. I made sure to notate that this was in reference to professional/interpersonal, not intimate, relationships – HA! I talked about the difference between listening and waiting, establishing points of commonality, and positivity to name a few topics. But the real gold came about during the Q&A. I honestly didn’t think I’d have many, so when the hands kept going up for 20 minutes, I was incredibly humbled.
- I’ve been delirious during workouts more times than I can remember and have found myself losing count of my reps. In those instances, when I’m deciding if that was ‘burpee box jump over’ number 6 or 7, I call it 6 and keep moving.
- I believe that we are surrounded by people of high character and integrity within our gym; folks that wouldn’t deliberately do that. Some may call that naivety, I call it faith in humanity. I always look to the good in people.
- What if you, the coach, told that person to do less reps during a workout and the rest of the class doesn’t know that? Or maybe they decided to scale the number of reps on their own to do something more in-line with where they are on that day.
- Or maybe, just maybe, they needed that win on that day. Maybe they had a bad day at work, or had an argument with their spouse, and this was their way to escape, get a small victory, and feel better about themselves.