Episode 72 – What A Good Health And Fitness Coach Will Do For You

 

“What is the role of a good health and fitness coach in a personal transformation?”

 

Honestly, if you’d asked me this question a few years ago, I would have struggled to answer it. But, now that I have had more than a decade of coaching under my belt, I am confident that I can lay out some of the benefits that a good health and fitness coach can offer.

 

In this article, let’s learn about what a great health and fitness coach should do for you and why they can help you to reach your goals.

 

What does a good health and fitness coach do?

Here are some key points on what a good health and fitness coach will do for you:

 

Listens

First of all, different people have different needs. While there is some good “general advice” on the Internet, a good health and fitness coach will adjust their advice to suit your communication and lifestyle needs.

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

  • Ask questions
  • Prompt or probe in areas of your life that need exploration or more understanding
  • Actively listen to your story
  • Converse with you to build a full picture of your life-long journey.

 

Customises

The second thing that a good health and fitness coach does is create a customized plan just for you. Based on the information he has gathered from your basic narrative, the coach will provide you with daily and weekly healthy habit requirements. For example, they will provide you with meal plans adjusted accordingly with your nutritional needs. Also, exercise-wise, a step-by-step program should be given to you.

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

  • Customise a health and fitness plan with you.

 

Want to know 5 other ways a good health and fitness coach can help you? Read on below.

 

 

Makes your mindset

The third role of the health and fitness coach is to help you break your mental barrier. When they listen to your story, they will be able catch the little nuances holding you back and build awareness and strategies to overcoming these mental blocks.

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

  • Find the small details that will make the biggest impact on your life and address them immediately.

 

Sets goals

The fourth thing that a good health and fitness coach does regards setting realistic goals for your current situation. Your goals need to be high enough to drive you, but small enough for your mind to wrap around them. A health coach tells you exactly where you can be in “x” amount of time.

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

  • Will tell you how it is and help you to build realistic yet achievable goals AND over the right time.

 

Gives you tools

Once everything is going, you need to monitor your progress. A good health and fitness coach helps you to set up tracking systems and tools to keep things under control. Journal writing, calories monitoring, weight check and miles travelled are just a few of the options a good health and fitness coach will provide.

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

 

Keeps you accountable and adjusts strategies “on the go”

A good health and fitness coach will help you to be accountable. Keeping the vision fresh in your mind is very important.

 

Moreover, if things do not go as planned, a good health and fitness coach will help you adjust the strategies in place so that you can still achieve your vision given the new circumstances.

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

  • Keep you accountable and on track!
  • Give you updated strategies for new and changing life factors

 

Guides you

Finally, the role of a health and fitness coach is to mentor and guide you through the process that you have decided to take up. The coach will be the director to follow, the light in the dark, your hope when it gets tough. Listen to them to get you through the difficult times and towards the “Promised Land.”

 

A good health and fitness coach will:

  • Lead and guide you through the process – even in the tough times
  • Adjusts their methodology to suit your life stage and development
  • Empower you to be self-sustaining for the long term.

 

Good Coach!

A good coach can be hard to find but this guide will help you locate one in no time! The main roles of a good health and fitness coach are: they will listen to your story, give you a detailed plan customized just for you, help you break mental blocks, guide you through the goal-setting phase, give you the tools to monitor your progress, hold you accountable and adjust the strategies “on the go” and, last but not least, mentoring you throughout the journey.

 

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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.

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