What A Fitness Professional Needs To Know About Working In A Team

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A fitness professional cannot do all tasks on his own. He or she requires the support as well as guidance of others to be excellent in whatever he does. Complex goals can easily be accomplished if fitness professionals – as well as other gym employees – work together as a team.

What Is A Team?

A team is a group of fitness professionals who are all working together for a common purpose. The people who comprise a team ideally should have common goals, common objectives as well as generally think along the same lines. Individuals who are not attuned with each other can never form a team. They should have similar – if not the same – interests, thought processes, attitude, perception and likings.

Teams are formed when people with a common taste, preference, liking as well as attitude come and work together towards a common goal. Teams play a very significant role in organisations in addition to our personal lives. Teams are what drives most organisations or sports, no matter what type of team it is, people get the most done when they work together. Unfortunately, when people do not work together performance and productivity suffers.

What Are The Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Team?

The symptoms of an unhealthy team are hostility, conflicting goals and unclear expectations. In order to avoid these symptoms, the members of the team have to be proactive in improving team performance and focusing on the common goal.

Creating and sustaining championship thinking team behaviour requires a coming-together of personalities with the skill and commitment to wisely give and take, lead and follow. For any team to be successful they must know how to balance the needs of the full team with those of the individuals and coaches. This team mentality is also required for the people who govern and administer the arrangements of the team.

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What Is The Structure And Purpose Of A Team?

As we know a team is made up of people who have a common goal and that work together to achieve that goal. i.e. win the World Series, win the Iron Man Competition, Argus, etc. Each team has a purpose and is structured in a particular way in order to enable it to achieve its purpose or goal.

Within a team, there is a mixture of different people with different contributions. The best team culture develops where team members recognise that everyone else has important value to contribute. For each team, there needs to be a recognised leader who takes responsibility to drive and guide the team, e.g. a coach or a  fitness trainer.

The team structure develops both formally and informally, it is flexible as the right people have to work together for any given goal. It means that a leader for one issue might only be a contributor for another and vice versa.

Through the process of respecting the specialist skills, roles as well as responsibilities of other team members, a strong, collaborative team spirit may be created with each person recognising the value of others and the value of working as a team.

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