The Coaching Future
So this is life. Hmmmm.
These are some of the main things we humans do.
1. we go to school – check
2. we finish school and go to another school – check
3. we do these things to get a job after that “other” school – ??? – not really
How about I am not smart enough based on the required education?
And who decides that?
The “curriculum” has been chosen from industry.
(In a deep GOD like voice) “WE AT THE TOP NEED THESE TRAITS IN THESE PEOPLE”!
What happens before the top? (i.e. u have a cushy well paying job), that is right – school.
So you see the predicament, humans are following the rules – like you said MOM and DAD!!!…and now, THIS.
So I’m assuming that with averages being anywhere from 20-200K owed to the government from each student when done, I’d assume that my children’s friends (as my children will be supported fully should they so choose to attend) will have to pay what?…500,000 US$…its gotta be right, i mean i don’t see articles on university fees lowering.
Which brings me of course to the point of coaching and the industry.
Because fitness has been so lower level and thought of as a jock career still for so long; (I can just see Senators in Washington talking “hey, u still working with that “trainer”) that we have gone unnoticed as no one in our profession honestly gives a shit when they get out and don’t get a job, as they are mainly not proud of the profession, OR the title they hold.
You think someone comes out of College with a degree in Engineering holds their head down on average?…I think not.
“Hey you, what are you here for?”…”Oh, I graduated from Kinesiology”…”jock”
Now the good thing about this (here is the BAD) is that we have gone unnoticed yes, BUT people are getting more stressed and unhealthy!!!!!, YAY for us! (ssshhhh, say that silently), and more so need health guidance. Because people are even turning on Movie Stars as purported doctors of health. The signs are coming.
AND more so, its important that institutions like OPEX and the CCP continue to refine what that means to coach people, and how to do it.
You combine a knowledge of exercise with personal awareness and exploration, then you spin that into an interest in coaching and the CCP and you got yourself a coach on your hands with less than $5000 to spend. Yup, that is right. (plus a few friends, a warm dark room, coffee and a computer)
Learn how to start a business, examine people for their body and mind, and give them food and exercise practice and voila, “you gawt yerself sum monie dear”
What do you think the future of coaching as it pertains to university level discipline requirements in health and fitness versus what is “do-able” and needed out there in the market?
Give us your thoughts.