EP 12 - "Nobody Wants a Fat Trainer..." and Other Myths Debunked with Asha BelisleMar 11, 2021
Today on the podcast, we are chatting with another incredible friend, Asha Belisle where we debunk all the myths you hear in the fitness and health coaching industry--the things you say to yourself/ hear as a trainer, and even what you should be focusing on as a client when looking for a trainer... and hint, it's definitely not the vanity metrics or the social media highlight reel.
Say hello to my friend, Asha Belisle, who is a fitness and nutrition coach and a clinical exercise physiologist and has over 20 years of experience in this industry coaching both competitive and non-competitive athletes. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
Key takeaways from today's episode:
You are more than what you look like. Focus on your experience and knowledge. The right clients will come. There are a million and one people out there doing what you want to do or what you're currently doing. Don't focus on that. Focus on being the best you can be in your area of expertise -- the things that make you, YOU. Your clients seek you because of how you make them feel, how you connect with them, and how you can help them transform. Focus on that, and let go of the rest.
We shouldn't have to explain why we look the way we look, especially when we have the knowledge and experience to back it up. Actually, you don't owe anybody an explanation. Nada. Life evolves, our body evolves. You could have been super fit and toned one moment, and the next, something else happens that perhaps alters the way you look. None of that means that you are not credible, or that you aren't an expert. Own your body, rock it unapologetically. You are a badass and you know it, now go show it!
You aren't the trainer for everyone, but you ARE the trainer for someone who needs exactly what you have to offer them. Yes, you are. you won't be for everyone, and nor should you be. They say your vibe attracts your tribe and it's true. Be exactly who you are. Show up exactly how you love showing up and you will attract your dream clients to you. It's like a radio frequency - we are all at different frequencies, and you better believe that your people will find you.
Fitness and health is a holistic practice. It's a reflection of your lifestyle, environment, nutrition, sleep, hormones, etc. Focus on the internal, and the external will follow.
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