I always get really awkward inside when someone I work with thanks me.
I prefer to be more complimentary of them for the belief in me to help guide them.
This industry is a service industry after all.
Julia had lost over 60+lbs when I met her a few months back now and she wanted to be able to feel strong, feel athletic, and get her body to do things she had only imagined and never could.
After seeing her hang on a bar with Absolute ease in our warm up, the decision was made to scrap why was planned and I told her “I think you’re about to crush through a few levels tonight”.
Tonight was her first time doing monkey bars. Like, actually moving across them, and feeling comfortable with her body to do so.
She had never been able to as a child.
In this environment, ripping up your hands is a right of passage, and I explained this when we first met.
Her excitement seeing her hands rip after a dozen or so attempts on these bars was everything.
But with ripped hands, you can’t hang on anything, so we hit some balance work.
And after several attempts and walking through each stage of progression, she walked without support across this barrel in the last slide.
She doesn’t have social media like that (yet) so I can’t tag her but I asked if I could post this and she was all with it.
What you heard as a kid was false, you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Because age is just nothing but a number as the cliche goes, how you feel, what you’re open to learning, and the energy you put out is what matters most.
#NoLie #InspirationalAF #AintNothingToItButToDoIt #NinjaWarrior #WhatsNextA2