As personal trainers, we have the opportunity to improve the self-esteem and confidence of the members we are working with, and mentor people to be better versions of them-selves.
Put simply, every human being thrives on positive reinforcement and the epitome of being a mentor is elevating each person we are working with to a more positive place.
These are the ways a Step into Life personal trainer can be a great mentor to you.
- We take an interest in all areas of our member’s life
Even though our skill-set and experience is based around exercise and fitness training, understanding what is going on in other areas of our member’s life is also important. Providing some support and general advice based on our own life experiences can be enough to help boost a member’s attitude towards healthy living, career aspirations, family and social life.
- We DO sweat the small stuff
Mentorship is not all about helping someone to set – and achieve – big goals in life, but more so, simply focusing on the small things along the way. We strive to always remember the details of what our members are experiencing in their lives during our chats, and refer back to them with interest. It’s about creating an informal environment where our member feels confident to openly discuss any aspect of their training – and life – with us.
- We set realistic, yet challenging, expectations
A mentor is best described as someone who gives another person help and advice over a period of time and often also teaches them how to do the task at hand well. Part of doing this is to help keep our members accountable by setting some realistic goals or expectations that will help keep them on track.
- We always acknowledge effort
If you have ever enjoyed having a mentor in your life, you will know that great mentorship is about acknowledging the efforts that you make, and providing positive reinforcement every step of the way. You’ll always experience that with your Step into Life personal trainer.
- We listen
We listen to our member’s key motivators during communication, and ask questions that clarify what our members really want to achieve. We then use this information to motivate them to be a better version of themselves.
Ingredients you need to know about.
Every week there seems to be another super food ingredient that we must add into our diet. It can be hard to keep up and even harder understanding what they are. Some are already well known and others are new to health food stores. As always read the labels to ensure that they are safe for you to use.
Here is a quick list of what’s trending in health food now.
A root vegetable native to Peru, Maca has an earthy, nutty flavour and is most commonly found in powder form. The benefits of Maca include energy and mood boosting, improved skin and menstrual relief. Maca works to regulate hormones and promote endocrine balance, which can alleviate symptoms of PMS and cramps.
Turmeric has long been used and prized for its anti-inflammatory properties. Today, you can find it just about anywhere. The main compound responsible for its anti-inflammatory benefits, curcumin, has been used to fight simple colds and flus, Alzheimer’s disease, liver damage, prevent cancer, and of course relieve inflammation.
Coconut oil can be found in most major supermarkets these days as it has become very popular. Coconut oil is a highly anti-inflammatory fat that is made up of mostly medium-chain fatty acids, which are easier to digest and not readily stored as fat. In addition, coconut oil contains antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties from caprylic, lauric, and capric acids, aiding in reducing inflammation. It’s great to cook with and even better used as skin care.
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