There are few feelings greater than the feeling of support from a teammate. A teammate can allow you to feel as though no matter what may happen, with their support, you will succeed. This feeling is important, but it cannot be felt unless the action is made. At OTL Fitness, it is not expected of you to thrive on your own. We expect no one to act as an individual, and expect everyone to support as a team.
Why is this important? Many who join OTL do so because they are wanting to accomplish something in life. Be it in fitness or outside of. They become part of a class with the mindset that those around them will help them through that journey. Supporting your team is important because the impact it makes goes much further than the gym. Many don’t get the support they get in the gym at work or even at home. They look to their teammates at the gym to provide them with that extra motivation not given anywhere else.
Did you realize how powerful you were? You don’t have to be the coach in order to change the lives of those around you. All you need is the leadership skill of communication. The way you communicate to your teammates will either help them or hurt them when it comes to their progress. 1 simple statement can completely change the way someone goes about their lives. Be wise when choosing your words amongst your teammates because the power of changing lives is in your hands.
Please continue to support those around you as you all have done so far. If there is one thing OTL can say about it’s athletes it is that they are committed to lifting up those around them and that makes us very proud.