The moral of this blog and the take away lessons are:
If you don’t know, ask. If you want, ask. There’s always someone that has more than you and knows more than you – be open minded, ask questions, learn and improve yourself.
So, I never usually write this blog as a personal experience blog, “I just had an amazing moment...” kind of blog, but... this month I was on a little (actually fairly long) road trip with “Tiny” in America for 8 days.
Starting in New York City, then New York State, over the boarder to Niagara Falls in Canada and then back to Philadelphia and finishing with family in Brooklyn. Decent drive!
Anyway, the important part with regards to this blog is my stop off in New York State. We stopped overnight at a little town called Binghamton – a place that, as it happened, I’d visited a few times when I was younger for summer football / “soccer” camps.Anyway, through various social media forums I had noticed that a guy named Joe Hashey of Synergy Athletics (www.Synergy-athletics.com) is based in Binghampton. For those of you that don’t know, Joe is not only a gym owner but also a highly regarded Strength Coach and contributor to a number of top tier fitness publications. He’s someone that I’ve followed online (www.Twitter.com/Jhashey ) for a number of years now and learned a great deal through his YouTube contributions. (Join his 15,000+ YouTube subscribers here: www.YouTube.com/JHashey )
I realised we’d would be in town for a day so shot Joe a message on Twitter and he got back to me pretty quickly. We spoke briefly over email and, the following day I drove down there and got to meet the good man himself and use his facility.
It was great to see how other people operate and engage with clients. Plus I got to lift an Atlas Stone and picked up this sweet warm up Tshirt.
Joe had no reason to reply to me or welcome me to his facility, but he did, and for that I am extremely grateful. Though my visit was somewhat brief, I took away a LOT to think about and left feeling really welcomed and really motivated! Thanks Joe!
As I said at the start:
If you don’t know, ask. If you want, ask. There’s always someone that has more than you and knows more than you – be open minded, learn and improve yourself.