Friday, June 8, 2012

Why I Coach

Aside from the fact that I want to develop strong, powerful and proficient athletes and lifters, why do I coach?

I coach because it's fun.  I coach because I get to interact with people on a very real level.  I coach because it fires me up when I see success and improvement.  I coach because there's something special in knowing that I'm possitively impacting someone's life in and out of the gym.  I coach to see the excitement of someone hitting a new PR and sharing in that experience.

There are instances from time to time where I take for granted the satisfaction that coaching gives me.  Sometimes I take for granted the real reason why I enjoy making people stronger and more powerful.  Then, weeks like this one come along, and I am reminded in a big way.

This week at the gym, we completed the Crossfit Total (max back squat, press and deadlift).  The amount of PR's hit this week was incredible - more than I can keep track.  Needless to say, it's been an energizing and inspiring week!  Seeing your athletes break through barriers and achieve success is extremely fulfilling, and for that, I am thankful.

A week like this one also motivates me.  It motivates me to continue to get better as a coach.  If I don't get better as a coach, I can't expect my athletes to get better.  Simple as that.  I need to be able to give my athletes the tools in order to hit those PR's and break through those barriers.

Here's a big THANK YOU for those who let me coach you.  It's inspiring, humbling motivating and energizing!


1 comment:

  1. And thanks to you for being a kick ass coach!! Great week indeed. My favorite thus far.