For years many years now I have been a personal trainer, and I know that training is a great way to for most people to get started. People can begin to achieve fantastic results from results training alone in the beginning. But once the initial adaption to training has worn off, the body is now ready for a progression – typically people never make this progression and are doomed to do the same thing day in day out, never really getting to where they want to go.
That is sad – but this can be easily avoided. What really helps clients achieve their goals is when they step back and look at the bigger picture and then see how their nutrition and lifestyle habits and choices affect their results.
There is no point busting your butt on the treadmill for an hour if as soon as you finish you skull a Gatorade. Why were you running? To lose weight? To drop bodyfat? Well guess what that drink contains more calories than you have just burned and enough sugar too suppress your immune system for 4 or so hours!
Surely you must agree that isn’t right?
To take the next step you really need to look at the big picture – that is the role of a health coach. A health coach is someone that oversees your progress. Someone to teach you about what foods you (as an individual) are suppose to eat and can help you address lifestyle factors that are currently holding you back.
It is of no surprise to me that my clients whom I train, as well as nutrition and lifestyle coach achieve results 2 – 3 times faster than training alone and maintain these results.