Wednesday, July 11, 2012

We Are A Village

When people come to us, it's hard to explain who we are and what we do. Yes its personal training but its more than that. We are coaches so it's much more involved than personal training, but each client has a say in how All Out Effort is run. And in return whenever we make a decision, we run it by the clients first. Everyone trains separately but we all keep in contact and stay in touch through emails, our Facebook group, and most importantly our events and free workout days. We see each other all the time, which builds community and accountability. The clients constantly encourage each other or pick each other up when they feel like they have fallen.

I like to say, WE ARE A VILLAGE. We are as strong as our members and we have a lot of resources.

So when one of our own got diagnosed with an illness today, we all rallied. I had a hunch something was wrong with her based on some screens, and insisted she see a doctor. Smart cookie that she was, she was already planning on going to one. So I urged her and she did. After they brought her back 3 times, they diagnosed her. She had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). I told her first of all, don't get emo.

One of my other clients came to me a while back DUE to the fact she had PCOS. So I had already done a lot of research and found a lot of good inspiring info which I forwarded to her immediately. Then I contacted my other client and she of course was willing to help out and guide her on what to expect. Coach Cindy who works in the ER and is a health advocate does well in situations like these, so she added her support. And we have a client who is a physician, who happens to know quite a bit about PCOS who was also willing to share her knowledge.

We have a lot of resources and when I told our client that we were all pulling together and fact finding for her, she was enthusiastic, in a non-emo sort of way of course.

We are a village. We are All Out Effort. We are as strong as our members and our members are strong.
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