Jon Dao – The Conversation Coach (Communications Consultant)
Category: Fitness Training
Say what? Jon Dao does personal training too?
Yeah, I do. For those who might not know, I packed on some pounds at the end of college. Dropping that weight, and especially the events surrounding that weight loss, really transformed my mindset. The discipline that comes with fitness helped forge my self-esteem.
I know that when you’re starting out, it can be really overwhelming. Everything you read seems to contradict itself. Before getting certified, I tried just about every diet out there–apple, grapefruit, no fast food, no carbs, no sugar, paleo– you name it!
I know how frustrating the nutritional side can be. My approach is to keep it streamlined and manageable.
So why don’t I advertise this type of coaching as much?
Well, I came to a bit of a crossroads. There’s no doubt that fitness is an essential part of my day to day life, but I do think there’s something that’s more important: communication.
This comic from Toothpaste For Dinner illustrates that a body transformation isn’t always enough…
It’s like I said before: Nothing is more important than the story you tell yourself.
As amazing as physical transformations can be, I want to have a hand in the mental makeover. Sure, a lot of us aren’t going to be making speeches that often, save for a wedding party here and there. But, we all have moments where we need to connect with someone else.
Being able to properly communicate is at the heart of any connection– in fitness and health too.
That being said, if you’re around the Boston area, I am your go to Personal Trainer. While I’m able to help people of all shapes and all sizes, my expertise is in building fitness as a habit and minimum effective dose (MED) training. If you’re having trouble staying consistent or looking for the quickest bare bones routine, I’m your guy.