Learn more about one of our Fitness Consultants, Dennis Codrington.
When training individuals and groups, it is important to keep things engaging and fun. Fitness is my passion and my love for sports played a huge role in my decision to join the health industry. I became extremely fascinated with how diet and exercise could be used to change the body and reach personal goals.
Sometimes you find trainers in the habit of “going through the motions” and not connecting with their clients on a personal level. Building a rapport with clients is essential. Finding out what excites a client helps me utilize my expertise to design a unique experience. How many times have you started a workout routine and stopped after a week or two because it got boring? I typically change up workouts to constantly challenge my clients.
When I was younger, I played football and ran track. My experiences on the field taught me to set goals and stay determined. These are two lessons I believe are essential for people to learn as early as possible as they transcend sport. One of the reasons I like running E3Sports recess enrichment programs at two different schools is because I can impart these lessons to a large, young audience.
Training becomes frustrating and dull when the focus is solely on improving weaknesses. I encourage my clients to “know thyself” – a concept fully vetted by Gray Cook in his book Athletic Body in Balance. We all need to assess our strengths and weaknesses in order to reach our goals.
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