Looking back at last week’s Circuit Training Challenge, I have been able to evaluate how I coach others in their health and fitness journey. I was really not sure what to expect from the course participants. I do know them , since they are good friends, and I have spent some quality time with a few of them, going over their fitness and nutrition goals. But I had not spent the time I needed before hand, getting to know ALL of my course runners goals and their fitness level. Now, being that this is a group fitness activity, and I don’always know who will be there, the idea of knowing every participants goals and fitness level’s, is not always possible. I get that. What I learned from this experience is; I need to always be aware of who I am coaching, and what their individual needs are; and that I need to be able to make changes in the way I am coaching them based on those needs. I absolutely love being a health and fitness coach and I can’t imagine doing anything else. It is my passion for sure. Because of this, I know that I need to be able to adapt to the environment around me in order to make a difference in the lives of those I am coaching.
Isn’t that what life is all about? Adapting to the changes going on around us? Obviously, adapting will mean something different to each of us based on the situation, but in the end, it means that we need to be able to evaluate the situation at hand, and make the appropriate changes to the way we are handling it. This, my friends, is indeed .. LIFE! It doesn’t matter if it is our jobs, our families, or our personal relationships. Every aspect of our lives will, at some point, require us to take a step back, and evaluate our response to that life situation. There is a particular profession, that I believe, has to live by this rule pretty much daily; Our military men and women; especially those that are in combat zones. I can’t even imagine the incredible amount of pressure they face, every time they are out on patrol. Not knowing what element of danger may be waiting for them, has to put them on the highest mental alert possible. I solute all of you soldiers out there, that are fighting for our freedom. THANK YOU! Another profession I think of, are Teachers! They are constantly being challenged every time they turn around. They are surrounded by very unique personalities that require them to be able to adapt at the spur-of-the-moment. I have nothing but high regards for our teachers.
Whatever life situation we are in, we will always be presented with opportunities to adapt to our environment, and make the changes we need to make. I know it is not always easy to do, but the things in life that are worth our time, effort and commitment, are rarely easy!