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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why are you a trainer?

Why are you a trainer or a strength coach?

Is your goal to truly help your clients?

Do you take care of yourself? Do you practice what you teach/preach?

Are you in it for self recognition, money or fame?

Have you ever trained anyone for free because they needed it?

Have you mentored a younger strength coach?

Do you learn every day?

Have you taken extra time with a client that isn't one of your favorites?

Have you ever had a client/athlete who at first you didn't want to work and and 1 year later you can call them a true "friend"

How many clients have you impacted in a positive way?

Is success measured by the amount of money in the bank or the amount of people you have helped?

Answer these honetly and then think about your answers. How do you feel about your
"honest" answers? Do you feel confident about the truth or as if you may be missing something?

Why are you a trainer?

It's not about you and how great you are, it's about your clients and how you share your gift as a trainer with them.

God gave us two ears, two eyes and one mouth for a reason. I am pretty sure it's so we can listen more, see more and talk less.


  1. I love this man. This IS what it's about. excellent.

  2. Mike,

    Great post here. Your questions are spot on. These are questions that define what a good trainer should be about.

    David Bradley

  3. I think all trainers and coaches should read this. Fantastic post -- thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow, thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback. Thanks for reading!!!

  5. I posted about this on bb.com (sorry!), it may get some good responses.