Good trainers aren’t just coaches. They’re also psychologists, counsellors, therapists, motivators, friends and more.
Anyone who’s worked with an athlete knows that to be truly successful, you have to go further than simply teaching a squat. That means getting to know your clients and being a part of their lives. Doing so will give you a lot of insight and will help you understand, motivate and encourage your athletes.
“If you would dread to run into your average clients for a pastrami sandwich at the end of the day, you’re in the wrong line of work,” Coach Glassman asserts.
When all is said and done, training is simply personal interaction, and building strong relationships with your clients is another secret to success.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 101, published Jan. 6, 2010.