There are some strong arguments for getting your own coach! Read up on them now…
Coaches as professionals will have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Using a coach means they can educate you the best on how to achieve and maximise your personal goals. They can also teach you how to do things properly, reducing your risk of injury. I’m sure Mr. Screamer with so much chalk down the gym knows a lot, but sometimes it really is best to use a professional! A coach can also expand your goals and teach you everything you need to know about them and how to achieve them. No matter what your goals are there will be a coach that can accommodate to them perfectly as plenty of coaches are specialists in different areas. Because of this you could get the perfect routine to help you achieve your goals and be equipped with how to enact it best.
Getting your workout in can feel like a real hassle at times. This is particularly prominent around winter time when it can feel much more enjoyable to get settled on the sofa instead, (I’m a celeb anyone…?). Whatever the reason, sometimes it’s difficult to find the motivation to work out. Pre organised, regular sessions with your coach may give you the boost you need and having someone in your corner to push and encourage you can be rewarding. Sometimes all we need is a little more support to get us motivated and remind us why we started and what we can achieve.
Accountability is closely related to motivation. If you know you’re checking in with your coach soon you’ll be reminded of your goals and will be more likely to be motivated on the days when you might have otherwise used the “I’ll go tomorrow/ I’m too tired” excuses. Sticking to a fitness schedule and having regular sessions with your coach gives you incentive to follow through and can be one of the best way to achieve and possibly fast track your goals.
4. A Personalised Plan
Like we lightly touched on before, not all coaches are the same and do the same things, some will be specialists. Through the use of things like personal recommendations, searches and the use of social media, you will be able to find someone who can cater to your EXACT goals and has a good reputation too. Find a coach who is good at doing exactly what you want, tell them what you’re looking for and together you can develop a plan tailored to the finest details exactly for you. Your coach will usually start you out with a timetable that maps your goals and will also set smaller goals that lead to your final goal. Showing you exactly how to get there step by step with lots of achievements along the way makes it an even more positive and enjoyable process. A good professional coach will also set realistic goals based on your ability and will make the adjustments for you where necessary with their aforementioned wealth of knowledge and experience. This will ensure you remain effective while keeping your body and mind at its healthiest and happiest.
It’s very common and easy to get bored with your fitness routine. This often goes hand in hand with plateaus and a lack of visible results . This subsequently leads to a lack of motivation to train, taking you even further away from your end goals. A good coach will develop a routine for you that has plenty of variety and will challenge you and take you to the next level. They will implement exercises to keep you off that plateau and introduce new exercises to keep your workouts fun and fresh. It’s also very rewarding and boosts your self esteem when you succeed after being faced with a new and more difficult challenge.
6. More Than Fitness
Your coach becomes much more than just a fitness coach. You will spend so much time with your trainer and share so many details (sometimes overshare details) that he or she may become someone you genuinely consider a friend. Yes, they are employed to help improve your fitness but they do also care about your well-being otherwise they wouldn’t have chosen the career. Trainers can help you improve on so many different aspects of your goals and if they themselves can’t help you with something, they will definitely know a reputable professional that can. Not only do you get the social aspect with your coach themselves, you will probably also find that through him or her you meet other like-minded individuals with similar goals to you. The friendships, training buddies, or community you become a part of when you get a coach can maximise how you reach your goals and how much enjoyment you get out of the process. Working with a coach is about much more than just fitness so don’t let intimidation or anything like that hold you back! The benefits of personal training outweigh your reservations by a country mile and can really help you achieve your goals. So good luck and happy training.