Think back to the coach you had as a kid in sport or a teacher you really liked in school because they just got you.
They were not necessarily your friend, but they wanted to see you succeed. Big Difference.
Personally, I have always excelled when I had mentors, coaches and teachers around me. You glean knowledge from others who have walked the path before or had helped others reach the success you want.
I’ll never forget my very first cross-country coach, Rick.
He saw something in me from the very first practice I showed up to in 6th grade. Picture super awkward, non-athletic girl, in 1994 Michael Jordan high tops, ready to attempt running!
It was bad, really bad…
I got the worst blisters from those shoes and my coach, Rick, promptly told my parents to get me some running shoes ASAP. The next weekend my parents said, “do you really want to do this running thing?” Eagerly I replied, “YES!”
We drove to Species in Kokomo and got me my very first pair of running shoes.
I showed up to practice the next week and Rick saw my shoes and gave me two thumbs up.
I was so proud!
To put it lightly, I stunk at running!
But Rick would talk to me about form, pacing, had me watch other runners and he encouraged me.
He wasn’t like any of my other coaches I had throughout the rest of my running career.
He had a way of softly talking to me and helping me understand the big picture and what I needed to do to running faster and more efficiently.
I felt like he understood me and did not judge my awkward, complete no body awareness, 6th grade running!
I did not completely understand this at the time, but looking back he was a great coach. He worked in a factory, had dirt under his nails, but he was able to kneel down look me in the eyes and told me he believed in me.
He also helped me really develop a love for running and racing.
I went on to achieve some really cool achievements in my running career and my name is still on the boards back in my home town! (I know…small town glory days!)
It wasn’t the shoes or the fun running outfits, it was my coach.
He motivated me, held me accountable and pushed me to do things I did not believe I could do.
And it is funny all these years later to see how this has impacted everything we do.
Each of us at Transformation Fitness and Wellness has had a coach, mentor, person who has influenced us to achieve great things so it is no wonder we love doing this for other people.
When we talk with a brand-new person, they have certain health goals, but typically they have not been successful on their own, or they may not be sure where to start and they need that accountability/motivation from a personal coach.
It’s important to have people in your life who are cheering you on.
I know I would not be where I am today without the coaches and mentors, we have been around for years now.
I hope you have had that great experience with a coach or if you have not consider reaching out.
We can jump on the phone and talk more about your personal goals and what you have done before.
This is a great time of year to get started working on you!
Shoot me a message if you want to talk more!
Have a great day!