As I was thinking about my work today I realized I hadn’t posted in a while. One reason for this is that I don’t need to add a bunch of filler to the fitness and nutrition blog world, most of what I have to say has been said or is being said and I don’t care to jump on the bandwagon just to have something to say. But what hasn’t been said, because no one but me can say it, is why I am moved to do this work. For those out there in the service industry you understand what demanding work it can be and by the same token how rewarding it is. I deal with people from various backgrounds, their needs and reasons for seeking out my help range all over the place. Some days clients come in and are, for the most part, happy to be here and look forward to their workout. Some days they come in feeling “puny” or tired and want to quit and go eat ice cream all day every day for the rest of eternity. Long and short, I do a lot of listening and I pay close attention to body language, because, lets be honest, humans don’t always communicate what’s really going on, and, I take their well-being very seriously so sometimes I have to intuit what kind of workout they can handle. My clients walk out of the studio feeling better than when they walked in. This is what moves me and this is why I love what I do – I get to help people feel better. It’s not about the “perfect” program for fitness or nutrition it’s about meeting my clients where they are and helping them move forward from there. Do we take steps back sometimes? Yes, but hey, that’s what real life is all about. It’s a dance and I am fortunate enough to get to dance with lots of people wearing many different hats and super cool sneakers.