A long time ago, before I knew anything about anything, a friend asked me to train him.
“I don’t want to have to know everything you know, I just want you to tell me what’s good,” he said. “It’s like a mechanic, I don’t need to know how to fix the car, he does. I just want to drive it.”
That was fourteen years ago. Today, I still don’t know nearly enough about training, competing or eating. But thanks to my friend, a man who isn’t hear anymore that I can never thank enough, I have never stopped learning and I never will.
He pushed me into something I was already doing, he simply urged me to share it. Then he put a price on it.
Putting a price on something you love to do is awkward. On one one hand, it’s always too cheap. Think about it, if a trainer helped you lose weight, have a higher self-esteem, eliminate medications, improve your relationships; what’s that worth? Exactly, it’s priceless.
I say this because a I received an email from a girl the other day who lives in a more rural part of the Midwest. She said there was no CrossFit and that she was trying to decide on who to train with for a local power-lifting meet.
I asked her to think about both training options that she was considering. What kind of people they really were.
“If you gave both trainers a poster and a marker; what would they do?,” I asked. “If you think one guy would write ‘SALE’ and post it on his window, but the other guy would hand it back and have you write down what you want out of life, not just training, that’s your guy.”
Training is more than knowledge. It’s something someone would do for free, but something that’s worth more than anyone can afford. It’s something that a resume doesn’t seem to sum up very well. Something that is purely people, and zero process.
If you’re searching for a place to train, this is your guide. If you’re a trainer and you would write “SALE” – quit.
10- Rounds of Cindy
30-Front squats 120/185
10-Rounds of Cindy
*Cindy is 5 pull-ups/10 push-ups/15 squats.
EMOTM 10 Minutes
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