In our last post, we talked about the importance of committing to attending your scheduled workouts (on time!) consistently in order to get the best results possible from your training. Today in Part 2 of this series, we will discuss the second thing you need to do to get the most from your training program – listen to your Coach.
Having a Fitness Coach to supervise your workouts is different than just having a personal trainer. A trainer’s job is to take you through a workout; the job of a Coach is to help you be the best that you can be.
All of the top athletes in the world have a coach. Think about that for a moment – people who are already so highly skilled that they are the best in the entire world at what they do all have a Coach. Why do you think that is?
I believe the answer is accountability. A good Coach will always get more out of you than you can get out of yourself. And the only way you can repay your Coach for their efforts is to perform at your best!
In a fitness setting, some of the other benefits of having a Coach include:
- Making sure you are exercising safely
- Monitoring your form to make sure you get the most benefit from the exercise
- Encouraging you to put in a maximum effort
- Recording your workouts and making adjustments as needed
- Designing a program for you that gives you what you need, not just doing what you like
And studies consistently show that just having somebody watch you during your workout causes you to work out harder.
So make sure you listen to your Fitness Coach – they are there to help you be the best that you can be!