Coaching is more than explaining workouts and making sure your athletes are safe. This is why at our gym, we call our instructors Coaches and not Trainers. We are more than a trainer, and because I am a coach, I realize I am so incredibly lucky.
I’m trying to find a silver lining here, but it’s hard. What I do know is I love coaching, and any small gym business guru would tell me, “Richard, you need to stop working in your business and work on it.” And I get that, I’m pretty savvy to the game, but man, I can’t pull myself away from it.
I miss it so bad right now. I know I am only a couple of days removed, but I realize how addicted to it I am. I love seeing people smile when it clicks, coaching people to move better and, most of all, the community. The little talks or horseplay throughout the day are some of the brightest parts of my week, and I freaking miss it. I am relearning something that honestly, at times I’ve thought I lost it, and that’s passion. I am one of the few people who wake up every day and get to do what they love and be surrounded by awesome people who love being at BWCF. I miss all of you terribly, and I can’t wait for this to be over.