My Fitness Coaching Manifesto

I want to live in a world where fitness is not equated with a person’s identity, but with their ability. Where foods aren’t called “good” and “bad,” but “often,” “occasional,” and “sometimes.” Where the scale doesn’t win the award for best measure of progress.

I believe that the single most important thing a person can do for their health and fitness is to resolve that they will not, under any circumstances, give up. That it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, and that they don’t have to wait until the next day, week, or year to “try again.” That they can make continual progress, adjusting speed as necessary because every step, no matter how small or large, is a step closer to their destination.

I will gracefully yet vehemently oppose anyone who pedals their way to fitness and health as the only way. Yes, some things are non-negotiable for progress, but people need to use what works for them, not for their cousin Rick. I will base all of my advice, plans, and programs on what individual people need, like, and will stick to. I will help people set goals, know why they want to achieve them, and make continual progress toward them.