Until you sign up, you have not made the commitment. You are just stroking your ego. Mental masturbation. Then the stories and excuses will come up like “I am not prepared” “I don’t have the time” or “I can’t afford it”
Why? Because you didn’t commit! So, you stay the same for another year! Well Done.
When you sign up, when you commit to the task, it’s a change of mindset. Your training and practice has purpose. It takes on meaning. You have serious purpose when you go to the gym!
Why do you think I am doing this Certification all over again? If I want, I just re-sit the test 20 minutes prior to the CERT and assist. I can avoid 30 hours of intense instruction, scrutiny and gruelling practice. Why would I do that? It gives purpose to my training! It makes me a better coach!
I come into the gym knowing what I am training for! When was the last time you had that?
Commit to the challenge.
It would not be an understatement to say that 90% of participants under-estimate the challenge ahead. The StrongFirst Instructor Certification is not your everyday course. Most “Certifications” are given i.e. You show up, you get certified. StrongFirst is different.
You are instructed
You are scrutinised.
You are tested
Pass or Fail
You better be prepared on the day or you better be ready to do a lot of work after it to make up for what you didn’t pass. The CERT is very demanding. Only the best get to become instructors. That comes with work. Do NOT underestimate your preparation!
The best coach
If you want to be the best coach you can be, then learn from the best. Take it seriously, invest!
I’ll tell you how seriously I take this. I am travelling to Italy so I can sit the CERT there, a week before the Sydney CERT. That’s how fucking serious I am. Italy!
Why? Because it’s another opportunity to work with the best coaches in the world! It’s an opportunity to become one of those coaches. An opportunity to become a better athlete. I turn 55 this year. I want to be better at 55 than I was at 45 or even 35! Never stop getting better. Never stop challenging yourself.