I’m lucky enough to work with some of the leaders in the fitness business! Trainers like Alwyn Cosgrove, Rachel Cosgrove, Nick Herold, Meika Louis -Pierre , Cecily Walker Rob and Shannon Yontz and countless others! This is a great honor, but can be very overwhelming! When you get these people into one room, like we were in this past January, there’s a LOT of “trainer talk” that truthfully, isn’t a language I speak fluently! I prefer looking at fat loss and weight loss and helping our members from addressing mindset and learning from those who have gone before me. One of my responsibilities is to take what I learn from these incredible trainers and adapt it to Ellipse Fitness—which is all group exercise programming! I leave the specific work out development to the pros, and adjust and adapt for Ellipse Fitness! Sometimes I wonder if I should get another certification, degree, etc…
However, Alwyn Cosgrove reminds me often about the turning point in his career. He’s often quoted as saying the a high point in his career came when he realized that everything he needed to know about the fitness profession, training people and running a business was already out there. All he had to do was read it or listen to it. Then he started to invest in his education and never stopped.
Isn’t that GREAT news?!? I sure think so! As long as I keep learning and not become closed minded about this industry, I can continue to learn and lead Ellipse in the right direction—WITHOUT needing to focus all my energy on one area, such as creating abdominal programming for fat loss, or body building for the elite athlete, etc!
I have to say, when it comes to classes and group exercise, Ellipse Fitness is definitely leading the industry! When it’s time to find a success story, it’s a matter of walking out on the fitness deck and asking around! There’s ALWAYS someone in class with a success story! And generally, they’re going to point to a coach or even another member that inspired them! Remember, having a coach or a mentor isn’t a weakness!
“All wealthy top achievers have coaches” – James Malinchak
So it strikes me that that the team atmosphere could be a key to the success of our members! It isn’t that the workouts are magical (although they’re AWESOME), or that the weight loss program is a new concept to the industry (it’s actually quite simple and practically guaranteed that when you stick to it, it WORKS!). Perhaps the magic at Ellipse is in the coaching!
You see coaches help with a lot of things . Most goal setting programs work something like this (from the book: The Secret Code of Success):
1. Set goals (know what you want and be specific)
2. Take action towards your goals
3. Evaluate the progress
4. Adjust the path based on your evaluation
So this week, I’m encouraging you to find a coach or mentor, someone who has walked in the path ahead of where you are and get accountable to them!
Discuss where you are on your path and plan a follow up! These short term goals and follow ups can and will lead to long term success! Let me know how you’re doing and who your coach is! I’m excited to hear YOUR success story in the coming months!