A Coach?

It’s been a few years since I ran a training session at the gym, but when people ask what I do, I still call myself a coach.

At the gym, we have an incredible team, and we’ll never call them trainers, we call them coaches.

I spend my days now coaching other business owners and leading the team, and they spend it coaching clients to change their lives.

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

It has nothing to do with sport or 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….

I focus my team on taking people and organizations from where they want they are to where they want to be.

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, and to do the same for other businesses.

But it's still the same thing. 

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

It's the coaching that makes the difference. 

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

We all need coaches. 

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

That’s good coaching.

If you’re struggling in any are of life, or looking to grow in any area, find a good coach.

They might just change your life.

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling