Over the past several months I’ve had clients that have had some incredible success (Brandy’s Story), not only with weight loss but a complete overall in lifestyle (Elizabeth’s Journey). Clients that can keep up with their kids now and are no longer too tired to play on those Saturday afternoons, they have more self confidence when they go out and put on that little black cocktail dress, newer smaller cloths (or even bigger ones for my young guys lol), and most recently a complete palate change… for those of you who understand the real significance of that one know it’s a life changer.
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about some of the results these people were obtaining and he asked if they were giving me the credit for this? I thought about it for a sec and told him honestly it didn’t matter to me; ultimately my clients are the one who deserve the credit.
Now why would I say that? Most trainers would kill to have clients achieving the results that mine are getting and get all the credit but I got into the business to help show others that there is another way to live because if anyone knows me I genuinely care about helping others with this world. Credit doesn’t always matter to me.
I truly view myself as one small part in their fitness journey because all I did was write the instruction manual, the manual to get them from point A to point B and just showed them how to do it. Ultimately they are the ones that achieved the results. There are a lot of times that they are in the gym on their own (without me) because it’s in their program. They are the ones that eat the food that’s in the program we designed, they are the ones that fasted when they needed to and they are the ones that bust their a$$ day in and day out changing their lifestyle. They earned the praise and credit I just love hearing about it J
So in my opinion they are the ones that deserve all the credit because its due to them. I’m just the one that told them how it’s done.
It’s like the guy that needs a spot on the bench press, I understand that its courtesy to say “thank you” but I tell them they were the ones that lifted the weight not me.
I’ve been in this game long enough to see some client come and go, some get stellar results and some don’t get what they want. In the end though it comes down to a quote I read this weekend for everyone, including my clients.
You Have the Body You’ve Earned
In Health and Fitness,
Travis Merritt, BS, CPT, CES, RBT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.
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