Why on earth would you want a Coach?
You see top athletes, Olympic athletes, World champions still being coached. Have you ever wondered why is that? They already know everything they need to know, many of them are the best in the world. What can a coach possibly help them with even more?
When you want to achieve something there are times when you need a kick in the butt. And no one is more able, motivated and caring enough than your coach to do that.
She not only prepares you physically but she gets your mind ready whether for athletic purposes or for lifting heavy life obstacles, it’s all training, it’s all conditioning.
So if athletes deserve a coach’s attention why shouldn’t you?
I’ve selected a few reasons why I believe a coach is important for everyone at any level and for, probably, any goal. There are many more though
When someone is emotionally involved in the completion of a goal or regarding a project they can’t see all the details or look at the problem from all possible angles.
I had a client in her late 50’s who trained with me after a few knee surgeries. She used to play tennis and wanted to get back into shape to play again. She wanted conditioning, cardio, strength and all that. However we had a sit and talked about what is most important: conditioning or preparing the body to avoid recurring injuries, to avoid another sugery. She didn’t like when I told her we need to prepare her knee, both of them even, to withstand the pressure, twisting and bending common in tennis players. Of course in time she agreed with me and saw the benefits. After less than 1 year training with me she got back into playing tennis happy and healthy.
Having a good coach gives you the assurance you work or train in the most efficient and effective way to reach you goal without causing long term injuries, or leading to other type of consequences. A coach is not influenced by personal feelings concerning your personal goals.
I have a client who sometimes comes to our session tired and grumpy, saying that if I wasn’t waiting for her she would have given up on training a long time ago. She manages her own business, has children and a husband and many other responsibilities. She would have given up on physical exercises, on thinking about health, on everything, although after we see each other she feels rejuvenated, happy and relaxed leaving with a smile on her face. At the end of every session she feels like a different woman ready to take on her daily responsibilities.
Accountability to yourself is extremely important. However we are all human and there are tough times when we feel like giving up and if we do so we are sorry afterwards.
When you know you committed to regular meetings with your Coach you know she is waiting for you. 99% of the time you will be there no matter what.
3. Time saving
Look, you are able to do everything by yourself. If you are a business owner you can learn everything about accounting and never need an accountant. If you have an injury you can do your own physiotherapy, you just buy loads of books, learn and practice. You can do your own nutritional and fitness program. You can and are able to do anything if you had the time to spend on learning every little detail of that job.
A coach gives you that information PLUS the experience she’s gained coaching hundreds or even thousands of other people like yourself.
We spend hundreds and thousands of hours studying and experimenting before we teach you the proper way. Are you ready to spend as much time to make sure you don’t irreparably injure yourself?
4. Motivation and inspiration
As a coached athlete from the age of 8 (now 28) I know how it feels for your coach or Personal Trainer to make you do exercises and he/she standing and looking around bored or texting.
I also know how inspired and motivated you can be when you coach trains with you. Maybe not 100% of the time but even 10% makes a bit difference.
Now, as a coach myself I lead by example. I live and breathe what I teach. I will never ask you to do something I have never done or never tried at least.
Furthermore, as I am an outdoor coach how can I possibly ask you to come out in winter if I never go out alone to train myself?
The same goes for having a coach. If I wouldn’t have a coach or never had one how could I tell you to get a coach for yourself? I can’t, not in my world.
Encouragement, inspiration, positive and strong attitude are elements of a coach who will take your hand and walk the journey with you. It’s always better when you are not alone on an unknown road.