usband. Father. Coach. Entrepreneur. Writer. As I am thinking about writing this commentary about myself, I realize my life has changed tremendously over the last 4 years. Actually…I have never been known to move slowly at anything. This may be the main reason that I am in the fitness business to begin with, my type A personality. I like to be precise and move fast.
With that said, my wife and I have had 5 children in 4 years (total of 6 beautiful children with TWINS!) while leaving the big box gym in my community to open my own training facility and in less than 4 years becoming one of the most successful facilities in my surrounding cities.
I have been training continuously for over 18 years although through these years there have been many times that I questioned my profession. I didn’t realize until later that my passion was fitness but even more than that, helping people become the best they can be despite any odds or limitations. I guess that became evident when I was the top sales rep among trainers in every club I ever worked for. I was also trainer of the year at every club I ever worked for as well.
There is one difference. Today, I call my staff and myself coaches. Most people think that in order to be called a coach, you have to coach a sports team. I call myself a coach for many reasons but the main reason is that I am super passionate about helping other trainers become coaches, improving their businesses and drastically impacting the lives we come into contact with.
Where I am Today
I have owned my own training facility called “LEAN Performance Academy” for almost 4 years now. In those 4 years, I have consumed almost every solid resource I could manage including books, DVDs, seminars, mentorships, masterminds, independent study courses, and products from every major name in the fitness industry. I feel like this was the greatest opportunity to learn from the best. This is not including and the business coaching I have done in the process.
Since I’ve completed 3 business-coaching courses myself and in the middle of my fourth, I quickly realized that I also had a passion for coaching other fitness professionals. I have had great success at the lower level (coaching clients) and slowly begin to coach other trainers in the clubs I worked in.
When I realized there was a gap in getting certified as a “personal trainer” and becoming a successful “coach” I wanted to fill the gap. I mentored trainers in most of the clubs I worked in but one particular club; I became the lead trainer and developer of the training curriculum for the entire staff. This is when I realized I needed to go out on my own to begin my journey as a fitness business owner and coach mentor as I was being mentored simultaneously.
My experience seems short but it has been very impactful to my coaching staff and everyone around me.
Today, I am moving in the direction of not only coaching my personal clients but my staff of coaches and other coaches whether they own their own fitness business or just beginning in the business working out of a big box club. I am in the process of building my ideal business to create freedom for my family and my life and I would love to help you on this journey as well.
So if this is something you want to do as well, let’s do this!
God Bless You