Addressing the Boot Camp Trainer’s Mental Health and Well Being
Have you ever plopped down on the couch depleted of all energy or sense or caring?
Have you ever been filled with a sense of dread of the day of work ahead?
Or worse . . . have you ever felt like that while having to lead a class?
As a boot camp trainer, one of your biggest roles is to be everyone’s cheerleader and pump them up through the entire class.
Let’s face it: you are the heartbeat of the class. You dictate the energy for everyone else. If you aren’t ON, then the momentum of the class drastically suffers.
But how tough is it to do that when your tank is on empty?
It’s nearly impossible.
If you are anything like me (human), you get completely burned out a few times a year, and this can happen for a multitude of reasons.
So I am going to hit you with some truth.
First off, these words will be pointless without addressing a very important fact head on, so hold onto your britches because what I’m about to say is pretty controversial. . . .
Seriously. I wouldn’t even read what I am about to say unless you are sitting down. Are you ready?!
You are HUMAN. You are not a robot. There, I said it. *whew*
In today’s society, especially as an entrepreneur or business owner, you are viewed as weak if you can’t operate at 100% all of the time.
Have you ever felt this way?
I know I sure have, and that is why I took the time to write this: to help ensure it doesn’t happen to you.
One of the MAIN reasons I started Boot Camp Library was to help create healthier and happier trainers. I am not ashamed to say mental health is just as important, if not MORE important, than physical health, so when I talk about creating healthier and happier trainers, I mean I want to help physically AND mentally.
I want to take a moment to help you identify some warning signs that you might be burned out, or approaching it quickly.