Last week, Lu swung the 32k bell, Chris swung the 48k bell, Sarah pushed 365 lbs on the sled and Sue and Dani hung... and that was only Wednesday! For content, Coach Mike's Humans of Results Driven post was popular and our throwback post for the week gives tips on an excellent strength training exercise, the farmer's carry!
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Content of the Week
Humans Of Results Driven: Coach Mike's Story
To me, being a coach means sacrifice. When I first started working for Results Driven I had two jobs, and then acquired a third. I worked in radio, I was a DJ for a wedding company, and I started working here. There were crazy stretches for a year where Wednesday morning I’d commute from Newburgh to Monroe to coach a 6:00 AM class. I'd get up at 4:30, get down here by 6:00, do the 6:00 AM class, then drive back home, quick shower, eat breakfast, and get to work. Work a normal day, then get in the car, drive back down to Monroe from Fishkill and then coach from 5:30 until 8:30 or 9:30 when we finished cleaning. Go home, sleep, wake up the next morning at 4:30, go back down to Monroe, coach, go back to work, and then come back down to Monroe on Thursday night, coach one or two sessions, workout at 7:30, and then eat tacos.
That was 3 years ago, but even now most weeks I'm here at least 40, 50, close to 60 hours a week trying to make sure I'm up-to-date on my learning, marketing, and the business. I think that's one thing when you're becoming a coach that you don't expect, is how much work it's going to be. Being frustrated, tired, and caring so much about all of our members is taxing, both emotionally and physically. We get sick. We look forward to two days in a row off, because we don't typically get them.
It's a lot of work and sacrifice. The cool thing is that it pays off. We see people grow, flourish, and regain some of their youth and function. They can pick up their grandchildren when they're 70 years old, and they can also hang and swing a kettlebell. People who are almost 70 and are thinking about retiring are deadlifting 32 kilogram bells.
It's very impressive what we're able to do with our system. Being a coach is a lot of sacrifice, but in the end, giving up your time is for a greater good.
Coach Mike Toole of Newburgh, NY
Throwback Post of the Week:
Strength 101: Farmer's Carry
Gaining strength can be complicated. There's a learning curve that comes along with becoming proficient at certain exercises. That's why this movement is so GENIUS! Pick up 2 heavy objects and carry them, that's it!
Check out some tips on the farmer's carry by clicking below.