What can a coach do for you?
A coach can help lay out a long-term progress plan, keep you accountable, stop you from second-guessing your decisions and be there to fine-tune your workouts and nutrition to ensure you keep progressing towards your goals. It is important to remember you must be willing to push your comfort zone to make a lasting change. Before you work with any coach, you must do your background research on them and their style of coaching to see if it is a good fit. It is also important that you do the following with them:
1. Discuss your goals and make a plan.
Your coach should ask you about your diet and training history, goals, progress, and struggles and help set a realistic plan.
2. Ensure they offer an initial nutrition and training plan based on your schedule and preferences.
This includes macro targets and guidance on creating meals that fit your food preferences, and a training program tailored specifically towards your experience and goals.
3. Regular check-ins to monitor your progress data and provide feedback.
The coach should help guide you to your independence but that doesn’t mean they disappear after you sign up. Ensure they will remain engaged with you after you start by asking how often they communicate with current clients.
Having your own coach can save you time and resources so don’t hesitate to reach out and work with a coach and utilize their knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals in a faster and safer way. There are many other factors you want to consider but we hope this gets you started in the right place.
We wish you luck in your journey!