The gym is the perfect setting to think about one’s actions, and then work on improving them.
Health Body – Healthy Mind
A “Philosopher-Coach” can improve the physical culture as well as the cognitive culture of their athletes.
Which will yields improvements in emotional as well as physical intelligence:
“There are ‘proper’ ways to lift – just as there are ‘proper’ ways to live” – Both can be taught and practiced in the gym
Is associated with Higher GPAs and therefore a greater chance of getting into university.
Improves interpersonal skills and bolsters Leadership skills
In General Physical Activity & Sport Improves Mental Health
…. Until it doesn’t.
- Too many current day examples of athletes, coaches, therapists or those in a position of power, abusing that power and overstepping boundaries, even committing assault.
- This does NOT help the mental health of anyone.
- It is this type of culture that needs to be changed.
An ethically-minded coach can affect positive changes to our athletic cultures.
The youth represent our future and deserve to be invested in properly.
The best place to invest and initiate this change is in schools.