coaches don't train people - they change people
I meet new people pretty much everyday, consultations with those that have applied for help, replying to messages about wanting help, and something that i always ask people is what level of help do you think you need and want ?
Do you want somebody to just put you through a workout ? Maybe give you some type of generic diet plan ? Maybe even supply you with motivation and blow smoke up your backside, well guess what , the fitness industry is full of personal trainers that will do just that, just not in my Hartlepool gym, we are no ordinary personal trainers, in fact i have grown to hate that term, people putting all those that train people in the same bracket, well don't do that with anybody that's under my roof, as a lovely young lady told me yesterday when asked why she hadn't seek help earlier, "i thought you were all the same", i just wish id asked for help sooner.
Ya see people that really need help, do not need diets and training plans, the problems are way deeper than that, every single person that has made life changing transformations since i started coaching people didn't just need a diet or putting through a workout, they needed help finding clarity on what it was that's causing the underlying problems, what was really causing them to react the way they do, not just with food either, they needed somebody to unlock and let out what it was, to have understanding and empathy, this isn't happening with any pt that doesn't have life experience and a skill set that's took many years of work to build up and understand in a manner to then be able to give back and help others.
Back when i was over 300lbs i knew i should lose weight, i was already training so it wasn't yet more workouts that i required, i needed to know why i had let myself get to that point, to inflict what i did on myself, why was i punishing myself, i needed a break through as to why, can you imagine if id have reached out for help and simply been given a diet plan and paid for some training sessions, i can 100% guarantee that no matter how much weight id have lost id have regained if i didn't deal with they real reasons, the why, because as soon as id have went through the situation that caused it, i would have reacted the same, unless you have been through this them you will never understand it.
There are many out there selling solutions to problems they have never ever faced, so how on earth can they have any understanding on how to begin to put it right.
I have learn t many valaubale lessons on my journey through life, especially when it comes to health and weight loss, Ive been at every end of the spectrum with my weight, lessons that are now passed on when helping others, lesson that are not diets and workouts, ill leave that for others to do, ill stick to coaching people to make real change.
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