Getting to know your members and clients is part of being a coach. Since being at TF I have gotten to know many of them closely and have had the chance to see and learn of many inner meanings of their goals, understand where they’ve come from and the successes and struggles they’ve had.
Soon after joining the TF team, I got to know Cathy, one of the longest serving members, from the classes she attended and even better since she decided to take up personal training with me.
It’s a relationship now that has continued for about 8 months, and I’ve watch Cathy grow and develop herself through the guidance and journey of strength training. It’s been a pleasure showing Cathy the techniques of lifting, pushing, pulling, everything about doing the heavy stuff.
She started deadlifting 35kg, now she deadlifts 75kg, more than her body weight. I’ve gotten to know what she likes and what she doesn’t like, and I’ve helped her focus on how to get the best out of her efforts, to make a difference and benefit to herself to build a aura of confidence, that gives her a feeling of wanting to come back to continue that growth.
Like I mentioned before, its been a pleasure to do this because it seems my guidance is in perfect alignment with what she wants to do.
- Coach Stephen