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Frosty’s Growth as a Coach

I feel it is fitting that I post about what being a coach means to me, because even with all the knowledge in the world, it is useless if one does not employ it with a certain passion and precision. My first true challenge to my success and progress in this sport performance, fitness, and athletic lifestyle industry was and still is becoming the most effective coach I can be. Those of you reading who are not coaches, do not be turned away by this topic. It is as important that you know your and your coaches responsibilities as it is for your coach to know them.

Upon my entrance into this industry with my certification in Renegade Training and ability to perform exercises at a high level, I thought I was ready to be a great coach. Boy, was I wrong. In my first sessions as a coach, during which I was under close watch by any of three highly qualified mentors by the names of Marc Hordon, Yann Kumin, and Thomas Cashdollar Morris, I felt hesitant and intimidated. Now, these might sound like negative feelings for a sport performance coach to experience to you, and to an extent you are correct, but I posit that, if handled correctly, these are healthy and useful to the development of a coach. A coach is someone whose job it is to improve the quality of their client’s life. My hesitation and intimidation was rooted in fear of not giving perfect direction and motivation. Now it makes sense, doesn't it? To be a good coach, one must genuinely desire to better the quality of life of anyone who entrusts their life with the coach, and this coach should allow themselves to feel accomplishment and disappointment in progress. Clients out there, if you feel like your quality of life is less important to your coach than getting through your session as quickly as possible or if your body is being treated like it is something that is not unique and can magically improve by using the same exercises that body builders or elite athletes use, reconsider your relationship. So remember, for both coaches and clients, find your passion. We all believe at Hordon Health that if you truly want to better yourself as a coach or better your quality of life as a client, you will consider that at the very top of your priorities list. 

Next time I will continue my story on how I became the coach that I am and how what I have learned might help you put your journey into perspective.

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Dad on Monday, December 05, 2011 10:44 AM
Great article Matt! We're all proud of you.
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