I was facilitating a course at a big, popular fitness facility a few weekends ago. During a break, I had the misfortune of overhearing a conversation between two personal trainers. The conversation went like this. (Remember as you read this – I can’t show you the body language and tonality of the voices. But rest assured, one was excited and one lets just say, not so much…)
Trainer #1, course participant: “Oh wow, this course is so great, I am learning so much. Not just about the tool but about the body as well. This is really going to help my clients”.
Trainer #2, not on the course: “Yer well, if you look at it you could probably work out how to use it”.
Trainer #1, course participant: “Well they’ve been sitting on the gym floor since I’ve been working here and I’ve never thought about how to use them the way we’re being shown”.
Trainer #2, not on the course: “Yer I don’t really use them that much because you can’t really do that much with them”.
Trainer #1, course participant: “Oh you should do the course you learn so much and I’ve already got so many more ideas of how to use it and for which clients”.
Trainer #2, not on the course: “Nah, I’ll be right, I’m sure I can make up whatever I need to if I want to use it”.
I wanted to scream!
Trainer #1 was so excited, not just about the tool, but the information that would help her apply the tool to her clients. She wanted to share it with someone she respected in her facility and she got shot down and made to feel stupid. Not only that, but she got shot down by someone who doesn’t see the value in the correct application of the tool and also thinks that he can make up whatever he needs to.
That attitude to education scares me. So maybe you use it in a very limited (actually not what it was intended for) way. Then you don’t see the value in learning how to apply it to clients, because you’re using it in a limited way. Let alone the idea of using something safely and well – and hang on, what’s your job again? Now you’re going to bag someone who has taken the time to better their knowledge about a tool, the principles behind it and how to apply it to her clients!
My first recommendation relating to the above story (which is a true story) is this:
– if you are going to use a fitness tool on the gym floor on your clients, do your best to understand it. Learn how, when and where to use it. Don’t just make it up! You as a coach are getting people to use these tools. Surely you would want your clients to use it as safely and effectively as possible. Surely you want to have a better understanding on what the implications of its use are on your clients?
My second recommendation:
– If you have the ability to learn more to make the tool even more purposeful, why wouldn’t you? Doesn’t that sound like a great way to help your clients achieve what they want to achieve?
The TRX FORCE course does exactly that. It takes what you already know about TRX Suspension Training and progresses it. Oractually, in some cases, regresses it to make it even more effective. If you’ve already done a TRX Suspension Training course and would like to take your knowledge with this tool even further, this is the course for you. You will learn new movements. You will learn regressions and progressions to moves you already know to make this tool even more accessible to “All Levels”. You will leave this course with the knowledge to make movements you already know even more powerful and no, not just by making them “trickier”. If you’re the kind of coach that wants to make the TRX Suspension Trainer one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, then this course is for you.
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