The two most important qualities a coach can have are clear, coherent communication skills and the ability to persuade people to do things that they may not want to do.
As any coach does, I tried to leave my judgemental coaching hat at home, but it became apparent very early on that that was going to be virtually impossible. I have to say that over my couple of gym visits, the standard of technique that I observed was appalling.
Now, to a sedentary person, this all sounds like a lot. To others, who class themselves as generally physically active, not a whole pile. But there still is an obesity epidemic in this country that places significant strain on the country’s healthcare resources. Why is that?
Unfortunately, our training is much like a steak. It’s pretty much impossible to undo the damage, once it’s been over-done.
So, what do you do when that happens? You accept it, deal with it in a healthy way. Take any learnings that can be taken from it and move forward.