McCombs Sport Performance & Fitness

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Establishing My Mark as a Fitness Professional

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM

What makes a coach better than the rest?

It has been six months since my last blog post. As you can tell writing is not something I enjoy or excel at but I understand its a vehicle to communicate to everyone inside and outside the gym. It puts everyone on the same playing field, same chapter, same page. Yet, we still have our own personal goals, fears, and motivations in and outside the gym as well. While I know some will read this post and some others won’t know it was written. My goal for this post is to give you an insight of my thoughts about why we train the way we do and how I’ve established myself as a fitness professional helping others be the best they can be….inside and outside the gym!

As a fitness professional I not only want to help my clients achieve their fitness goals but largely change how the world trains and even greater change the way the world lives. I believe training, teaching, and communicating this can be done. Okay, maybe not the world, but you get the point. I think you’ll agree with me that most individuals that begin a fitness journey walk into a gym and haven’t a clue about what to do. They wander from machine to machine thinking, “This looks good, I think I’ll do a bit of this and a little of that” and call it a day. Not only are those individuals not using their time effectively they are not recording their workouts either.

Think of yourself as your own science project i.e. the gym is your lab, and you are the experiment, testing and retesting lifts while recording your results. 

Cue: Personal Trainer (That’s me!)


An effective personal trainer, weight lifting coach, and/or “fill in the blank” coach should show empathy to his/her athletes, have a willingness to learn, push for the best performance from everyone, and stay committed to those athletes. I understand that becoming a better trainer/coach daily gives advantage to my clients. This, yielding better results and a better athlete. That is my goal for myself, for the individuals reading this post, and those that are not.

Become the best you and own the process. If it’s a two pound personal best or three seconds faster than your last time then you’re better than you were yesterday!

All the best, 

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