-This Is Why I Do What I Do-
I love talking about my clients! Expect to be hearing more about them. I love bragging about them and sharing, with permission, what they feel comfortable with telling you. My clients are REAL people. I don’t train any professional athletes or celebrities. I train “general population” clients, which I believe is more of a challenge than training athletes. I’ve brought this up before in forum discussions. My reasoning? General population clients have a million other things going on in their lives. Athletes, although they are also handling a gazillion things in their lives, are more focused on their physical goals & their sport is very important to them. My opinion may ruffle a few feathers but i’ll stand behind it any day.
Trainers, who do you think is easier to train & progress? A high school basketball player with boundless energy and scholarship dreams on the line or a 40-something housewife who hates exercise and spends most of her time driving back and forth picking up kids from school, practice, parties, etc? I have trained athletes in the past, and enjoy doing so. I would like to work with more athletes, so please don’t take this as me saying “I don’t want to train athletes!” lol 🙂
I love working with all sorts of people, and to be honest, I get extra excited when I get my hands on a former athlete/dancer. Those who have done a lot of work with their bodies have a knack for exercise! They are already a step ahead of someone who has never had to be that aware of their movement. Dancers are my favorite! Every former dancer that i’ve trained has been not only awesome at picking up complex exercises, but very attentive to details & instruction as well.
With that being said, I wanted to share something my client Kay sent to me in an email this afternoon. As i’ve mentioned before, Kay has been training with me since January of this year. She has come a long way in half a year, and i’m extremely proud of her. Kay is one of my clients who does not have an athletic background, therefore she’s been learning to be “present” in her body. She’s become more coordinated and continues to surprise herself with her newfangled abilities! Here’s what she had to say regarding getting back on track and the importance of working with a trainer:
“It is hard, but life is a challenge! You are so right …this client could never have gotten to where I am “on her own”…lack of knowledge, motivation, stamina (initially), lack of knowledge, fear, lack of insight, lack of knowledge, no guidance…..so I am where I am now BECAUSE of MY trainer! and myself! I know the diet is a challenge and it is difficult but again, I thank you, I thank you!!”