Episode 7 – How to choose the best Health and Fitness Coach

Let’s find the best partner for your health and fitness needs.

Over the years, I’ve worked and mentored with a lot of health and fitness professionals. This has been a golden journey to give me experience on both the good AND bad practices of health and fitness professionals. In this article, you will learn what to look for in a health and fitness coach, and more importantly, how to pick one that will keep you on the right track in your health and fitness journey.

So let’s get to it!


Tip #1: Ask About Qualifications

Knowing the qualifications of your next health and fitness professional is one of the best ways to gauge expertise and gain confidence in their services. A health and fitness professional that has a solid background in a specific field will be an even better indicator that they’ve dedicated time in improving their craft and mastery. As John Maxwell said, “you can’t give what you don’t have.” In other words, if you don’t know it, you can’t teach it.


What to do:

Ask simple questions to explore their qualifications. Try these:

  • When and where did you study?
  • What were the top 3 key learnings from your course(s)?
  • How has your practice improved after completing this course?


Tip #2: Enquire About Experience

You can’t beat experience! Industry experience speaks volumes about how much your next health and fitness coach will be able to help you in your own health and fitness journey. Are they all theory or have they actually done what you need to do? If they haven’t done it themselves, have they coached someone through the process?


What to do:

A good way to determine if your next health and fitness coach is for you is to:

  • Find out what population groups your next health and fitness coach has worked with, and what types of scenarios. Have they worked with athletes? Pregnant women? People seeking weight loss?
  • It’s also useful to ask if they work full time in the industry and for how long?


What about new grads with “no experience”?

New grads can be great options to consider! They are usually more enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile for you. They are generally more coachable as well. The only downside may be speed and practicality – they may be a bit slower in returning information to you as they won’t have a solid top of mind answer and they may have answers that are impractical for your real life (nb. doesn’t mean these solutions don’t work though).


What to do:

If your next health and fitness coach has just graduated, simply ask about their internships, and on-the-job-trainings. Find out about their life experience as well. Did they play in team or individual sports? What about voluntary work? Maybe they have some tips and tricks to help you on your health and fitness journey.


For the other two tips to consider for choosing your next health and fitness coach, read on below!

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Hi, I’m Chris Everingham.

I’m sharing the holistic performance secrets that I both personally used to overcome racial scrutiny, escape poverty and depression, AND taught others so that they too could bring proven success and happiness into their lives.

Learn more about my time competing in international sports, in front of media and speaking with live audiences of thousands of people to discover my high performance secrets. Click here to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.


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