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Metaphors and Youth Fitness Success

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As with anything, the degree to which you can successfully build upwards is solely determined by the strength, depth and solidification of your foundation…

 

This leads me to my first metaphor…


 

Don’t Rush Grade 2

 

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2 Lessons on Business & Life… Taken from the World of Youth Sports Training

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Youth Sports Training Tips

 

Most professional Trainers, be them Fitness Gurus or Sports Performance Experts, may not ever take the time to realize that much of what we hold true and dear in our pursuits of enhancing both the health and ability of young athletes, also translates to the world of business and life as well.

 

Perhaps this lack of ‘connecting-the-dots’ between the two is more than just something that has been overlooked – it’s because the values on which we pride our work with young athletes is far too limited in scope to be accurate.

 

Let me explain that.

 

Our industry holds strong to the notion that short-term, ‘work ’em hard’ training situations that involve high intensity on everything and a slow, methodical infusion of skill on nothing, is what best serves young clients in their need to get better (faster, stronger etc) now.

 

But how often does this gun-slinging approach to life or business prove successful?  And can we take lessons from that as it relates to developing young athletes in Youth Sports Training?

 

How many times do we become handicapped by vein, unplanned and quick attempts to overhaul our businesses or restructure our lives in short periods of time?

 

Think about it.  How many New Year’s Eve goals for the impending year have you set (be them business or life alterations) only to find yourself exactly where you were in November come March?

 

Here’s another one for you.

 

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Youth Fitness Coaches Integrity

 

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Youth Fitness Coaches

by Dr. Toby Brooks, PhD, ATC, CSCS, YCS-II, PES

 

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“Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.”  -Don Galer

 

It is a difficult time for anyone, particularly entrepreneurial newcomers, to be in business given the corporate climate in our nation and our world.  With one time “blue chip,” can’t miss stocks selling for pennies on the dollar, 401k’s evaporating before our very eyes, and staggering job losses the world over, it is tempting to consider means by which to trim excesses and help the bottom line. 

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