Online fitness coaching is much like being trained by an expert in a gym but it is easily accessible from any device at any time and location. It sounds good, isn’t it? Of course it does! It is fully supported and it is updated and moderated when necessary. It is a personalized plan of exercise and nutrition, which is drafted upon your own set of goals. The only difference with the gym personal trainer is that no one is around when you are actually training, so instant technique correction and critic are not available. That of course is not necessarily a disadvantage; it can intrigue your inner motivation and personal commitment much more than having someone constantly over your shoulders. In addition it is a more appealing option for our hectic, busy and fast-paced lifestyle; don’t you think so?
Now, let’s have a clear view of what a complete online coaching program is about; at least as I view it as an experienced personal trainer for nearly a decade now. I have been working with several individuals from a great variety of social, professional, economic and educational background and at various ages and I have developed hundreds of communication and cooperation patterns.
The one thing I can tell you for sure is that no matter the respective goals and objectives of each individual, they all share one thing; the need for inspiration and the need to feel good about themselves.
That is the point of online fitness coaching from my perspective and I feel so lucky that I have experienced it hundreds of times up to now. Seeing the personal satisfaction when someone reaches up to their goal is priceless; and this is my personal reward that keeps me going.
When I draft an online fitness coaching plan in practice, the first and most important thing is the initial communication and conversation. You have to be open, honest and clear about your target goals and the online coach can help you define and express them; then it is easier to put things in action milestones and plan accordingly.
I have witnessed several times individuals who have so many things in mind and they are so mixed, that they just need an outsider to help them set things straight and then put them in order. Often it is much easier to have an external view with a clean eye to assist in setting these and set personal goals. The rapid lifestyle of all humans and the continuous rush to do everything usually comes with the cost of self-care and that’s where online fitness coaching comes in. And suddenly things get better; someone is there to help you with personalized guidance and progress, and extensive, updated knowledge. You just need to be confident, clear and willing about it; the first step is the most important!
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