The Measure of a Good Coach by Sadie Flynn via Austin Fit Magazine
Any run-of-the-mill trainer will tell you that they want to help you reach their goals. But the true measure of a good coach is their ability to meet people where they are, and adjust their programming and expectations accordingly.
Everyone is running their own race, and everyone has their own starting line. In this article, Coach Sadie gets vulnerable with her journey through the incredible creation of life, the aftermath that her body went through, and her mindset through it all. Like every human being, there have been a lot of up and down days, but she learned so much in this time, and you’re going to want to read about it, regardless of if you’ve had a child or not.
“Being overweight freaking sucks — this is so hard,” I said to my friend, exasperatingly. This new body with all its heaviness and slowness and space-invading couldn’t do a basic functional movement without immense struggle. But in that moment, I was slapped silly with unexpected perspective, as this experience allowed me to view fitness beyond the lens of a lifetime athlete and instead as a vast majority of our members seeking change, betterment and overall health and wellness — all of whom began their fitness journey from different starting lines with different handicaps of their own”.