Staying committed to health and wellness isn’t always easy. Sometimes you need a little guidance—someone to help you set goals, inspire you to reach them, and hold you accountable when you just don’t feel like making healthy choices. That’s why working with a personal trainer and/or health coach to achieve your fitness, lifestyle and body composition goals is a smart move.
And here are just a few of the other reasons why working with a coach will benefit you:
The person you’re hiring has a high level of expertise in the areas of physiology, fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle and coaching strategies that work. You get to use that knowledge for your benefit–by getting in better shape, and finding the habits that support your health and fitness goals. You also get all of my best resources and advice to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the real world. Like using the time or equipment you have to get a great workout, how to make good food choices, easy food prep, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to deal with those unplanned moments (they happen to all of us!) when life gets in the way of your healthy routine.
Simply put, you work harder and perform better when someone else is helping you. Coaches in particular have this effect on people because they are actively pushing you to reach within yourself for more–way more than you push yourself if left to your own devices. The combination of that motivation and the intensity of your effort always means you see greater progress and results.
This is one of the greatest benefits of working with a coach, and something I hear all the time by current and potential clients. They want someone to help hold them accountable. When you know someone is counting on you and paying attention to what you’re doing, you show up. You do the work. Working with a coach offers accountability in a variety of ways. Financially, you’re paying them, so you’re more likely to work hard during our sessions and less likely to skip workouts when you’re working out on your own. From a non-financial perspective, the fact that someone is investing time and energy in your success makes you want to make them happy with and proud of your efforts. Knowing that you have to report your actions, and that someone is examining and evaluating those actions, makes you want to be on your best behavior. Just what you were looking for.
The nature of the coaching relationship means investing emotionally in your success. Your goals are my goals, and as a result, your success becomes my success. On some level, the “personal” aspect of our relationship will be more important than the “training” part. I have found that the coach/student relationship is always made deeper when you care about one another. As an extra bonus, caring for each other deepens motivation and accountability for both of us.
No body and no situation is the same, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach. As I like to tell my clients, we are all snowflakes–unique in our physiology and circumstances. After a detailed initial assessment to learn more about your needs, your goals, what success looks like, what’s been holding you back or frustrating you in the past and what type of support and motivation works best with you, I’ll create a customized program to help you get the results you want. That includes a personalized workout plan, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. It also means advice and counsel on overcoming the barriers that trip you up from time to time.
Private Personal Training and Personalized Health Coaching
As your coach or trainer, I will:
- Help you set goals and create a personalized action plan.
- Coach and provide resources around all of the elements of health, such as nutrition, sleep, stress management, weight management, exercise, mobility and functional movement, recovery strategies, building healthy habits that last and much more.
- Provide motivation, inspiration and accountability for your progress towards and successful achievement of your goals.
I work with individuals, couples and pairs. If you’re interested in working with a coach, please fill out this short application and tell me a bit about yourself. I’ll respond within 24-48 hours to set up a time to talk.
8 Week Challenge
You know that nutrition and exercise are key ingredients for how you look and feel, and how you are able to perform in your day to day life.
No matter if you’re just starting out, or you want to shake up your routine and keep progressing, my 8 Week Challenge program can help you:
- build physical strength and speed
- improve your endurance so you can do the things you want without feeling winded or tired
- increase your confidence and comfort in your skin
- incorporate lifestyle habits that will sustain your results over time.
The 8 Week Challenge includes everything you need to to reach your goals: 8 weekly workout plans, motivation and accountability, nutritional and lifestyle advice, tools and resources, healthy recipes, snack ideas and some sweet bonuses for Facebook group members.