HOME WORKOUTS: How To Find The Right Coach
Did the ongoing situation put a hold on your fitness journey? Well, not anymore! In 2021, home workouts are the way to go. And if you need a personal trainer or coach, you can take your pick from the best – both virtual and in-person coaching.
Here are the 5 tips that will help you find the right coach for your lifestyle and goals.
Identify your goals
Losing weight, building muscle, or just making healthy lifestyle choices – identify your goals. For instance, some coaches specialize in weight loss, while others help you build muscle. Narrow down your choices by knowing what you want to achieve. Set realistic goals and expectations.
Can't find the motivation to work out unless it comes from outside? Have a hard time sticking to a workout routine? Knowing yourself is key to finding a coach who fits with your personality. And check your schedule. Can you work out for one hour six days a week, or do you want short-intensive sessions? Note it down, and search accordingly. At the same time, be mindful of what you don't want to do. Hate lifting heavyweights? Can't stand super sweaty cardio? Check them off the list.
Check Their Track Record
Check the track records of the shortlisted candidates – history, credentials, client satisfaction. Even if they're new to the industry, their past experiences with other clients say a lot. Can they customize their coaching to suit every individual's needs? Do their clients see the results they were promised? Make sure to find out.
Ask for a Consultation
A perfect record on paper is one thing, but you can't be sure you'll work well with someone unless you do it. You don't want any personality clashes! Ask for consultation from the potential coaches. Discuss everything – the goals, plan, and exact workout routine. Remember to ask any questions you might have, and set the terms.
Ask Around for Referrals
Did your friend recently shed a lot of weight while working with a new coach? Ask for a referral. Real-life success stories – if you find any in your circle, ask them. Sometimes it's better to hear about the experiences of someone you trust rather than looking for information from other sources. No matter what your fitness goals are for this year or for the years to come, a workout coach can help you achieve them. And these tips just might help you find the right one!