I happen to be a licensed & certified personal trainer & commonly toil with athletes.
When I was asked to help out with adult education classes through the local high school, I admittedly was reluctant.
I prefer to train people who are entirely dedicated to a fit & healthy way of life. However, a particularly great buddy of mine runs the program & talked me into doing it. One of the first complications was that the classes were held at the high school. While there is a weight room, the equipment there is extremely limited. Not to mention the area was too small to accommodate the number of people who signed up for the classes. The response was rather sizable. I had forty people signed up for my fitness classes. They varied in age from 22 to 76. Their levels of ability were also particularly different than what I was used to. I tend to work one-on-one with people. I prefer to customize a tailed plan to suit their particular goals. Creating workouts that could be tailored to the diverse expectations & requirements of forty people was a serious challenge. The group of us met in the gym at the school, & I was impressed with the overall work ethic & commitment of the group. As they started to see a little bit of success, they became even more motivated. The improvement in strength, stamina & flexibility over the course of numerous weeks was fantastic. The group of us had such a great time that once the adult education sessions ended, I provided the group the option to continue through our gym. Just about everybody signed up. It has been a grand experience for both my students & myself. I’ve now expanded my corporation to include more than just professional athletes.