I see you at the gym 3 times a week. I see you put weights on the bar and I watch you workout. I’ve been watching you do this for days, weeks, or months.

I see some strength gains and I notice you taking fewer breaks during the workouts.

I’m your coach. It’s my job to help you reach your goals….. If you have them.

Why are you here? Is coming to the gym just a thing you feel you need to do? Do you have a specific reason for coming?

I see you doing the same scaling options for months on end. I watch you with the same movement restrictions after weeks and weeks of working with you. I watch you back off adding weight to a movement.

I’m your coach. It’s my job to guide you. Are you listening? Are you closer or further from your goals?

I don’t see you focusing on movement and flexibility. I can tell by how you perform that you’re not working on your nutrition. Your technique hasn’t improved because you don’t work on it, finishing fast is all that matters.

As your coach, I need to remind you.

Showing up is just the first step. You will see progress, you will have success. If you show up and just do the minimum, you will get frustrated and your progress will level off.

Self-improvement is a game of continuous escalation. You always have to push for more. As you grow, the abilities you gain become a new normal. What used to scare you becomes your everyday. There needs to be new goals, and new challenges, for us to become the best we can, and truly be successful.

My Mom used to tell me it was the little things that mattered. The details make the difference.

Eating right, less alcohol, mobility work, extra credit, resting and sleep, technique work, pushing past what’s comfortable….these are all the little things that will propel you into the stratosphere.

What are you doing and why? Is it important enough to do the little things? When you’re at home making dinner, is your goal on your mind? When you’re sitting on your couch watching TV, where you could be stretching, is your goal in your head?

I love seeing you every day. Your consistency is a blessing. I love helping you get better in classes. I can only coach you for 1 hour at a time. What you do the other 23 hours a day is on you. How important is your health and fitness? Is it important enough to make the little changes that really matter?