This is a review for Kendahl Richmond, a personal trainer whom I have had the pleasure of working with. After doing research, the top 5 things a person looks for in a personal trainer are: Honesty, Creativity, Balance, Attention to Detail, and Attitude. Coach Richmond inhabits all 5 of these in a manor that is incomparable.
Honesty. Honesty is very important to me. If I am choosing to allow someone to tell me what to do and be an active roll in my life, they need to be honest. Without honesty there will not be trust. I need to be able to trust those in my life. I trust Coach. His honestly is refreshing. He is not afraid to not only point out the areas he sees you need work on, but also compliment areas in which you are successful. He’ll tell me straight up, “Your body fat percentage is high and you need to bring it down otherwise you could have other health problems.” He will also bluntly say, “Those pants look good on you Falicia.” If you only receive negative input, you will find yourself feeling down, feeling attacked. He tells you what you need to work on, and compliments your “assets”. He does this in a creative way.
Creativity. Not only is Coach Richmond creative in his honesty, but also in his workouts. Most of his workouts are modified, or even created from scratch just for you. He takes your strengths and your weaknesses to create a workout that can best get you to your goal. He develops workouts that push me, but also cater to my injuries. Believe me, I have a lot of them.
Balance. Balance is when Coach Richmond pushes me to my limits, yet knows when to pull back. One of his favorite sayings is, “You might hate me during session, but you’ll love me after.” This is true. When he is pushing me to my limits and forcing me to “shut my mouth” because it’s hard for me to breath, I begin to dislike him. I even think, “Shut up, you’re annoying.” Once session is over I feel better about myself, and just better over all. There have been days where I find myself so sore that I can barely move. Today, it hurts to sit up due me beginning to create abs of steel.
Attention to detail. Coach Richmond isn’t like some trainers I’ve seen. His eyes aren’t wondering the room. He gives you his attention. From time to time he will desire to catch a glimpse of you for his snap chat, but that is because he is proud of his clients and their hard work and wants to share with the world. He notices everything. He notices even the smallest incorrect forms. Today he caught me resting my elbow on my knee and said, “Take your elbow off your knee.” Very forward and exactly what I need. He tailors his communication and how he addresses the detail he sees to fit each individual.
Coach Richmond’s attitude is raw, and real. He is always optimistic. Though he is not always 100 percent due to being human, but he is constantly looking for the positive aspects of every situation. The best part about his attitude is that he is firm when he needs to be and playful when you need it.
In conclusion, Coach Richmond is now a part of my life and will continue to be a part of my life. I’ve been his client off and on since November 2016. Though I’ve been up and down on my journey, he has been understanding and willing to work with me with flexibility. He honors my schedule and I honor his, which allows for a mutual respect and success. He gives me what I need as a trainer and I’m positive he will for you too. He will not disappoint.