Posted by Lori
A Day in the Life of a MovNat Ohio Fitness Coach
Some days I wake up with a blog post idea on my mind. I love to blog, in case you haven’t noticed, and I can’t imagine a website without a blog. The blog is truly a great tool to get know someone or something …
Today I am sharing my day with you.
You might not care, or you might be curious. It might give you some insight into me, MovNat Ohio, and the field of fitness coaching, or it might simply be a distraction from your to-do list for a few minutes.
My days vary a lot, so there is no ‘typical’ day for me at MovNat Ohio.
Prayer and Coffee
Every day starts this way for me as I can’t function without some time to pray, think, reflect and sip my brew in the quiet of the morning.
BTW, I add a teaspoon of coconut oil and butter to my coffee and use a little frother to mix it up – bulletproof coffee — and it powers me through my workout until I can get some eggs into me later.
I had to shower before workout as there is no time today to pop home for a shower — and we don’t have a shower at the gym.
I hurriedly cooked 3 cage-free eggs and took them with me to eat after workout.
Off to the gym for a 6:30 session with hubby and a friend. I taught our newbie how to swing a Kettlebell and the three of us did a combination of Kettlebell movements and some TRX core work on the floor.
At 7:30, my trainees were out the door and I trained for 30 more minutes practicing Kettlebell lifts and swings as I am training for the RKC. I also practiced the MovNat elbow swing ups (leg up over horizontal pole) on the left side — my weaker side.
I don’t know if other fitness pros feel this way, but I make it a priority to practice and increase my my skills in the areas I teach so I can demo well — MovNat, Kettlebells, TRX and stretching.
I changed clothes and ate my eggs with lots of water.
I cleaned the gym bathroom.
My trainee arrived and we did a TRX program to help with her limited shoulder mobility and we did some abdominal work. We talked eating healthy and how her food adjustments are working for her.
Off to pick up a few items for the gym — as we serve a lot of different audiences — a weighted hula hoop (you want to try it I bet!), a pad for the bar (back squats), a baby kettlebell (5 lbs.) and I want to go back and get a mini trampoline for our trainees with autism as I think they will really enjoy it.
A new trainee arrived and we had a great first session together! She was off from school today (age 19) and it was our first session together. Mom gave MovNat Ohio to her for Christmas. She arrived wearing her MovNat tee!
She loves to move, she moves well and she taught me a dance move (which she did much better than I did.)
She did a lot and also lifted and carried one of our 70 lb. Rogue blocks to put it away for me. This young woman has physical and learning challenges in her life, but she is a delight to work with. I have known her since she was a wee one, so I got lots of hugs — which really made my day.
A good friend, Slade, brought us his weighted punching bag and kindly hung it for us too … thank you so much!
I welcomed another trainee who is progressing beautifully in her mobility and with much less pain. She made some significant progress in her hip range using the TRX from the floor.
I check emailed and returned texts and raced out the door to get a massage as my neck/shoulders are all knotted up. I like to end early on Friday as we have a full day on Saturday (with Sunday off.)
Home and writing to you … I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!