A Coach?

I'm a coach. 

We have a team of coaches at the gym. 

But do you know the origin of coaches, and why we call ourselves coaches?

As usual, it has nothing to do with fitness...

The word 'coach' actually comes from the 15th century. 

In Hungary, they built wagons that would take people and supplies from one destination to another, and they called them coaches. 

That's why you now hear things called stagecoaches, motor coaches, etc.

A coach is someone that guides the journey, taking someone from where they are to where they want to be. 

My team happens to do that through the fitness realm, where I tend to focus on the personal and business development side, but it's still all coaching. 

Coaching is about empowering a person to fully live out their calling.

Coaching is about the agenda of a client.

A coach encourages action and change. 

So, at the gym, my team focuses on being great coaches in the fitness realm. 

I aim to be a great coach to them from a leader and personal development side. 

But it's still the same thing. 

Encouraging action, encouraging change, and empowering people to live out their fullest potential. 

So whether it's leadership, fitness, or business, it's the coaching that makes the difference. 

So no, my team at the gym are not trainers, they are coaches. 

We all need coaches. 

We all need people, whether it's in fitness or another area, that helps take us from where we are to where we want to be. 

It's not the tools, it's the coaching. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: On top of coaching my team to be better coaches at the gym, I do business coaching for a small group of Maine Small Business owners where I help them build their business to be more efficient, more profitable, and make a bigger impact on the community. I'm looking to take on 2-3 more business coaching clients. If this is something you're interested in, just reply and let me know, and we'll set up a time to chat about it.