Coach's Corner 05/19/2015
A few years back I had a guy hit me with a question I couldn’t answer. It was a simple question. After an hour of fundamental kickboxing, a 55 year old man with no competitive aspirations hit me with “What’s the point?” Such an easy question! Why didn't I have the answer?
As trainers of athletes we can get stuck in fight mode. We can easily forget the purpose of training beyond winning. If you only train athletes preparing for competition, by all means stick with “Winning” as your answer, but if you are training in the real world, with real people as client/students/members…. you better figure out why you are doing this and what’s the purpose beyond winning.
Anyone who trains long enough goes beyond winning. Training is as much a part of our lives as breathing. We just forget the why’s sometimes and need to be reminded. You cannot sustain training for the long haul without having purpose and direction. Why do I tran? I train to have the strength to live life on my own terms. Training gives me a physical and mental strength to do the things I don’t want to do but know I have to.
As a trainer/coach/sensei, my goal is to instill the drive to be better today than you were yesterday. I want you to wake up daily motivated and prepared to challenge yourself and find success. So, when you ask me “What’s the point?” I know very clearly why I do what I do the way I do it and the philosophy we subscribe to as a community, gym, dojo….
Our Mission: We are committed to maintaining the community and providing the systems to constantly push limits and achieve goals so everyday we are better than the day before.
In order to maximize the opportunities that life provides, we must maintain a spirit of challenge and forge ourselves daily to remain open and strong enough to live the lives of our choosing.
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