I've been meaning to write this up for awhile but life and business kept getting in the way so as I was sitting around pondering what good things I wanted to share, I remembered this.
A Triathlon is one of the most physically demanding events one can compete in. The beauty of the Triathlon is you can compete to win or you can compete with yourself. Meaning you compete to see if you can complete the event. Just completing the event is an accomplishment in itself. So in my mind as with many others to complete the event makes you a winner. That's why I'm so proud of these ladies.
Back in May they informed me that they were all going to be competing in a Triathlon in August. So I put together a 14 week strength and conditioning program that greatly prepared these ladies and they gave me constant feedback which allowed me to constantly tweak their training program. The one thing that I think contributed to their success was their constant communication with me so that my training programs wouldn't conflict with their training outside of the gym.
Most of these ladies have been with me for well over three years so I love the fact that they don't mind giving me feedback which I think has definitely helped me become a better trainer. Most trainers aren't comfortable with their clients giving them suggestions. I learned along time ago that the key to successful results for clients is listening and understanding what the goals are. So congratulations ladies on completing the Triathlete and getting your medals. You truly are winners.
If you are a beginner and you are thinking about competing in a Triathlon here are four tips: