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September 12, 2016

WHY I wanted to become a coach 

 

I read something a while ago that said, “Don’t ask little kids what they want to be when they’re older, rather ask them what they want to solve.” This is where the answer to my WHY question begins. I want to solve the major preventable heart disease problem this country has by getting people to move.

 

WHY?

 

Because at the time I read this quote I was deep into sports reporting, but when I asked myself what I wanted to solve regarding sports it had nothing to do with tracking stats, writing game recaps and updating blogs and posts on websites and everything to do with improving our health as a society. Thinking about all of the diseases that can easily be prevented by a little movement every day and being conscious of the food we put into our bodies burns a fire in my belly. It is frustrating that all too often health does not become a priority until it becomes a problem. I strongly believe that there isn’t anything that should prevent someone from moving for eight hours—no job for that matter is more important than the job of taking care of our body.

 

WHY?

 

Because our bodies were meant to move. They are our greatest resource, our most important tool, and the one thing we are stuck with for eternity and far too many people treat it like trash. Let’s put treadmills and stationary bikes into airports instead of a plethora of fast food restaurants, let’s encourage exercise during lunch breaks in the work place, and let’s get children to put down the iPads, Xbox’s, and cell phones and get outside and play.  

 

WHY?

 

Because I spent a week in the hospital because I didn’t truly understand the importance of our health and taking care of our bodies. I have always been active and I have always been somewhat conscious of my health but it wasn’t until I sat in a hospital bed for a week, confused as to why I had a blood clot in my arm, that I truly understood how important movement is and how grateful we should be for the simple act of getting to move. My passion for fitness was born out of this appreciation and I want to share that passion with others so they too can discover that appreciation for themselves.

 

WHY?

 

Because my fitness journey started out so selfish. Everything I did was about me. I didn’t like going to the gym with other people, I didn’t like running with other people, I didn’t like cooking meals with other people, and the only thing I wanted out of my fitness journey was to look better for myself. It wasn’t about anything or anyone but me. What I soon realized was that I was not truly happy until I started going to the gym with other people and sharing what I knew with them, or when I ran half marathons surrounded by hundreds of people who shared a love for running like I did, and when I added nutrition as a minor and realized there were people who were just as obsessed with healthy eating as I was. I was not happy until my journey involved other people.

 

WHY?

 

Because we should all rejoice in movement together. It shouldn’t be about what we’re doing but that we’re doing something and there should be people there that can help and support each other on the way. Because it is not easy and sometimes we don’t want to get up and go workout or put down the donut but having people who support you and who are behind you every step of the way makes all the difference. Walking into Force I feel that sense of community. I feel the way people grow and learn from each other each and every day and nothing could excite me more. I want to continue to share what I know, to learn from people who know more than me, and to help others who are scared to start their fitness journey take that first step. 

 

WHY?

 

Because in order to grow in our own lives it is not about what we take but what we give to others.

 

WHY?

 

 

Because every person on this earth has been given a gift from God. In this gift are what makes people unique—their talents, passions, interests and dreams. These talents, passions, interests and dreams were not meant to be used only for the betterment of ourselves, they were meant to be shared. If you aren’t using your gift to make other people better then you are wasting it. I want to be a coach because I want to use my gift and passion for fitness to make everyone around me better versions of themselves.

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