Hey there gang. John here and I’m back with a post that was very fun to write. I’m about to go deep on some things I was reminded of at a recent Continuing ed seminar with Perform Better and got me to reflect on what it’s all about to being a fitness coach, living an inspired life and sharing that with others. I hope you enjoy and would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
This past Saturday the entire Fast Action Training Team and I (yep, all 10 of us) went to a phenomenal conference with some amazing presenters. Martin Rooney of Training for Warriors and Todd Durkin of Fitness Quest 10 stuck out in my mind because they went deep…real deep. What follows are some excerpts/quotes from both of them (paraphrased as I was typing like a madman) and my ideas and thoughts about these statements.
“Don’t make people tired, make people better!”
In the day and age of high intensity this was great to hear. And while we love watching you sweat, guiding you through workouts and progressing you in your exercise regimen it’s not all about kickass workouts. And to be honest, that is not our role as a Fitness Coach. A TRUE Fitness Coach not only supplies you with great workouts, appropriate modifications/regressions/progressions but also coaches you to greatness. At F.A.T. we believe this deep down to our soul. Whether it’s form correction, technique, goal setting, lifestyle and behavior modification strategies or anything else that encompasses your health, your fitness and honestly….your life, we’re all in. Every day you step through our doors you should leave just 1% better than when you came in.
“It’s not just about the impact you make on people’s lives but how you might inspire THEM to make a difference in the world and make an impact!!”
I loved this one because it takes our Inspire One mission to the next level. One of the cornerstones of the Fast Action Training philosophy is that to truly create the impact we want to create in the world, to truly fulfill our vision of a world where obesity is on the decline…that we need help. And this is where our members come in. At F.A.T. our goal is simple: To provide world class fitness training, the tools you need to be successful and to coach you to achieving your goals and embracing an active and healthy lifestyle forever. Once we help you achieve this, we ask you to help us achieve our vision and “Inspire One” other person to also achieve their health and fitness goals. Slowly but surely we change the world.
Now, take it a step further like Rooney suggests….what if the person YOU inspire transforms their life? What if they transform their thinking? What if they ultimately follow a passion, pursue their dreams and create a HUGE impact in the world? YOU could be responsible for that.
And all you have to do is “Inspire One.”
This made me realize the depth of what it is we can provide at F.A.T. Yes, our expertise is in body transformation but I want our impact to help transform the Minds, Hearts and Lives of those we get to touch. Just imagine the possibilities! (I just got the chills.
“SERVE. You’ll be measured not by what you got, but by what you gave.”
So true. Just a great reminder to always be looking for opportunities to serve and help others. Trust me, it’s good karma and it’s what life is all about.
Ok, on to Todd Durkin
“What are the DREAMS of our clients? What do they want to do? Purpose, goals, legacy, etc.”
Wow! I feel like I know the goals of most if not all of our clients at Fast Action Training….but your purpose, your dreams, the legacy you want to leave, the impact you want to create??? I would LOVE to know all of that. And how powerful! I am a firm believer that when you “get your mind right” (another Toddism), stay positive and embrace an active and healthy lifestyle that it truly permeates to ALL other areas of your life. You seek solutions and see opportunities rather than problems and obstacles. You are healthier, happier and more positive so relationships with family, friends and loved ones improve as does communication. Self confidence, self esteem and willpower increase and you tackle things you never thought possible….and you achieve them. (More great info on this from a colleague on all around great guy, Brent Gallagher and his book “Purpose.” Go check it out.)
“Motivation is in your HEAD, Inspiration is in your HEART. Connect the two with your HUNGER for change and make it happen.”
Holy smokes this might have to become a new daily mantra I read aloud to myself on a daily basis. I’m getting fired up just reading it again as I write it! At F.A.T. we motivate daily and we live to inspire you to greatness and to achieve your goals….but the HUNGER has got to come from within. You need to have a deep, burning desire to change. And as your own personal motivation and inspiration grow along with your hunger for change absolutely NOTHING can stand in your way. You will truly become a force to be reckoned with and the change you create in your personal life and in the world will be nothing short of amazing.
Apply these principles and let’s continue to change the world and make it a more fit, healthy and positive place, one person at a time.
Special thanks to Martin and Todd for an incredible weekend and for continuing to lead from the front.
Dedicated to your success,