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!