Training ourselves to train others

Building clarity and understanding for effective coaching.

As fitness instructors and coaches, we are constantly striving to help others reach their goals and become their best selves. But in order to do this effectively, we must first train ourselves and build our own strength and clarity. Just like a “training-wheel” helps a new rider learn to balance and ride a bike, we can create a solid foundation for others to build upon by strengthening ourselves first.

man jumping-rope

One effective way to build physical and mental strength is by doing jump rope routines. Jumping rope is a full-body workout that engages not only your muscles, but also your mind. It requires focus and coordination to maintain a consistent rhythm and avoid tripping over the rope. By jumping rope regularly, you can improve your cardiovascular health, balance, and coordination, while also building mental clarity and focus.


As we train ourselves, we may encounter moments of self-doubt or personal suffering that can hinder our ability to coach others effectively. However, by acknowledging and working through these challenges, we can develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and our clients. Just like jumping rope requires focus and determination, we must also cultivate these qualities in our personal lives in order to be effective coaches and mentors.


In the end, our ability to train others is only as strong as our own personal training. By incorporating jump rope training into our fitness routine, we can build physical and mental strength while also developing the focus and clarity necessary to be effective coaches and mentors. So let's commit to training jump rope ourselves first, and in doing so, create a solid foundation for others to build upon.