I’ve been told that my bowling throws look graceful. If you didn’t see the results, you might think I get a lot spares, strikes, and turkeys. While my bowling may look pretty, I get a lot of gutter balls. 

I only know what a turkey is because my friend occasionally gets them.  Her throws don’t look graceful. She chooses the heaviest ball she can carry, awkwardly walks to the to the lane, bends over, and pushes the ball with both hands.

We know that we aren’t skilled bowlers. Her bowling technique depends on the bumpers and I average about 65 out of 300. Even though we knew each others’ shortcomings, we decided to coach each other. She wanted to be more graceful, and I was looking to improve my score. 

This happened many years before I had any formal fitness training. I wanted to help my friend, but I quickly realized that I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t even know how to start. She also struggled to help me. We weren’t qualified. If my friend or I were serious about becoming better at bowling, we would need a professionally trained bowling coach or a fitness professional who has bowling experience.

If you’ve been asking for help and getting nowhere, I encourage you to consider who’s helping you. It can be temping to ask for help from someone who is unqualified. However, if you’re serious about improving your health and wellness, I urge you to ask for help from a qualified professional—someone who has the tools and skills to help you.

Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.

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