One of the great things about my 'job' is that I get to do what I love all day and in return, get to motivate, inspire and train people to reach their goals with their health and fitness - and that's just the start.
However, there are many times when I am training people that I get a little rush of goosebumps, a little emotional and am overcome with pride for my clients.......today was one of those days.
12noon sharp Tuesday and Thursday - Pete the Plumber (as he is affectionally known) comes marching in, training bag in hand (a tough bag, not a satchel - refer to the movie 'The Hangover' for more information!) and ready to go. For the next 60mins he works his arse off and has been for nearly two years!
I remember his first one-on-one session. His stress levels were extremely high from running his own business, he was time poor, strength and fitness average and he was rather apprehensive about his first session!
Man, alot has changed since then.
Our sessions are tough - but fair. Pete is a natural comic so we always share a laugh and his stress levels have dropped immensley. What was an effort initially to commit to, is now automatically built into his life 3 times a week. Two one-on-one sessions and one group session.
Today was going to be another fun session. I could tell he was feeling pretty good as he waltzed in for the workout and immediately had a chuckle to myself and thought 'game on'! For the next hour every exercise he did, we increased his weights like he was training for a competition (Tradies Challenge perhaps!)
The more I loaded the weights up - the more determined he got. The weights were stacking up, the facial expressions were priceless and he was on fire! He was relatively well behaved today too, but as usual, entertaining!
These are the moments, as a trainer, where I am filled with inspiration and admiration. I love it! To see someone working so freaking hard and knowing that their life has changed as a result, for the better, is indescribable.
Thank you Pete, for inspiring me. You are a champion.