BOULDER, CO – Jessica Reiss, the Personal Training Director at ONE Boulder Fitness, supervises a staff of 13 personal trainers. In her role as director, Reiss is interested in providing her trainers with the space to utilize their own creativity while supporting them in drawing on all of their strengths to provide their clientele with the best possible fitness experience.
She plans to have all of her trainers read The Art of Learning and to provide active workshops in which they practice the learning principles through movements. The team will then identify specific learning principles to incorporate into their training, such as how Making Smaller Circles by focusing on one area of the body with depth and intensity can help a person develop the tools to improve strength overall.
“In asking important questions like how to look inward, the internal growth will allow them to shine brighter for their clients,” Reiss says. “I want to lead them into self discovery to become safely vulnerable in front of their clients to allow dialogue and relationship building.”
Reiss is particularly drawn to the concepts of Investment in Loss and Using Adversity within the realm of physical fitness. “People get caught up with failures, which feel very real when experienced in the form of physical pain and discomfort. They don’t utilize these interpreted expressions of failure as part of success. These failures diffuse them. We have to see the value and the effort, not the outcome.”
With both her trainers and her personal clients, Reiss is interested in exploring the relationship between physical and emotional responses to adversity. She plans to incorporate visualization and meditative breathing to help her staff and clientele create positive habits in one area of their lives in order to positively affect the whole.