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October 7th 2020 - Beginning of my coaching psychology journey

Today, I'll look back a reason why I decided to learn psychological aspect of health & fitness at a graduate school.

When I was 41 years old, I passed the EIKEN 1st grade exam, which is one of the most sought after milestone tests among English learners in Japan. And the next year, I passed the Tour Guide & Translator (Eng-Jp) certification exam. So, my next goal was to brush up my English laguage skills and increase my knowledge in health & fitness field at a graduate school in the USA.

A problem was ... what kind of aspect of fitness you should learn ?
At that time, I already had more than 20 years of work experience in the health & fitness field, such as instructor at a fitness club, strength & conditioning coach for high school and collegiate athletes, and exercise instruction and related lectures at regional public health centers. Besides, I was participating in bodybuilding competitions in my late 20's to early 40's. What I mean by that is I had a lot of knowledge and experience in technical aspect in fitness instruction, such as exercise techniques, training principles, nutritional tips, and so on.

Then, what was lacking in my knowledge and experience ?
Although this is not limited to the fitness field, quite a few people discontinue their new behaviors in a short period of time when they started something new, e.g., improvement in everyday diet,  workout in the gym. and I saw the same pattern in my exercise class participants as well. Thus, what I wanted to know was how well the instructor motivates class participants for long term adherance to their desired changes. And I noticed that kind of knowledge in motivational support was lacking in me. And fortunately, I found a graduate school that has an exercise science program focused on sport psychology, and what made the matter more convenient was that school was delivering many programs online as well. Therefore, I made up my mind to study psychological aspect in health related behabior change.  This was the start of my journey in sport psychology and wellness coaching.







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