ICYA and the role it plays…
This world of ours is an amazing place, you know that.
When you stop and pay attention, you really see the wondrous nature of
I say that because I just got off the phone 2 minutes ago with a brand new
She joined our organization just two weekends ago after hearing my keynote
address at the Ryan Lee Boot Camp.
She was so moved with what I had to say and so incredibly delighted to see
a fitness organization that believed in personal contact and transparency
that she was compelled to join us on the spot.
She called just to tell me how much what I had to say meant to her.
That fitness was fitness and science was science, but the fact the IYCA actually
cares about its Members and creates an uncanny personal connection simply
left her floored.
While on stage at the Boot Camp and then later on that weekend in a closed
door session with IYCA Members only, I discussed personal matters related
to me and my life.
Things I have had to endure and conquer.
Life events that have shaped the man I have become.
And the ‘openess’ and candor of my speech created a stir of emotion in her.
So much so that she called today just to say ‘thanks’.
It seems that indirectly, I helped her make some decisions and validated
parts of her life that moved her tremendously.
Now this newsletter may sound ’emotional’ or even ‘sappy’, but it is who
It is what the IYCA stands for.
We couldn’t begin to positively impact things in the world of youth fitness and
sport training if we don’t unite, become a family and fight for a common good.
And that’s what speeches like the one I gave and newsletters like this are for.
To unite us.
To open myself and my heart up in a way that shows you I am a real person
and have created a real organization that you are PART of in every capacity.
It’s an honor to stand in front of IYCA Members and speak my mind.
Explain my thoughts on life as well as the practical aspects of training kids and
And no other organization in existence works as hard as we do to provide our
Members with as many opportunities as possible to connect with me or our
Executive Board on a personal level.
And your next opportunity is in a two weeks.
On Tuesday October 14, I will be hosting a Level 1 – Youth Fitness Specialist
certification seminar live at the Club Industry annual conference at the McCormick
Center in downtown Chicago.
As usual, IYCA Members come for free.
The very next day, myself, Pat Rigsby and Nick Berry will be available from
10am – 1pm for a ‘IYCA Mastermind & RoundTable’ session.
These are closed door events for IYCA Members only in which you can ask us
anything you want about training, business or success.
And of course…. We don’t charge for this either.
If you are a current IYCA Member, please don’t miss this opportunity.
The measures we take to ensure your success are only as good as your ability
and desire to take advantage of them.
All current IYCA Members can use the following link to RSVP –
Now, if you’re not an IYCA Member, the sincere question has to be asked…
What could you possibly be waiting for?
The lady I mentioned above is named Liz and her life changed immeasurably in
one weekend thanks in large part to the IYCA and what we did for her life and career.
It’s time to see how powerful the IYCA is and what we could mean to you if you
would just take the step.
Non-Members can access this link to become part of our international family –
Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago.