A COACH- Not a website-
So a friend of mine tried an online nutrition program… (sounds like 3 guys and horse walk into a bar huh)….
Anyway, what they got was a nicely formatted set of macros based on their height, weight, goals (wt loss or muscle gain), etc. All computer-generated… sounds like the future huh? Just follow that printout and BAM! You are a hero.
What was missing?
What was missing was human interaction. A real person who could see some of the potential problems that my friend might end up facing. A real person who could discern if in fact, this was the right approach for them. A person who got to know them and had some discussion. Discussion about goals and struggles, an idea of their food preferences, upbringing, work stress, pitfalls, things to watch out for, food allergies, etc. Most importantly what was missing was accountability.
I have seen time and time again that what makes exercise and nutrition work is human interaction and accountability. We can get that remotely, but we need a human. Your relationship with your coach is key. Depending on where you are in your journey, accountability may be daily, weekly or monthly but it is key. There needs to be a bit of back and forth where you check-in and your coach evaluates your progress, asseses your program and helps you adjust. Real accountability is personal.
You need to know that your coach has your back and is looking out for you when they ask the hard questions to help you align your goals. You need to know that your coach hears your struggles and wants the best for you. You need to know that your coach is not Spock. Your coach should celebrate your wins and hold you up when you miss, because we all miss. We miss a lift, we miss a shot, we miss a chance, we miss a pass, we miss our macros, in-fact we miss quite a lot. Your coach is not just a technician- your coach is a little bit psychologist, a little bit priest, a little bit drill sergeant and a little bit Santa (just a little…now get back to work). If your coach is remote that is fine, as long as they are going to actually coach and be invested in you.
Our process is straight forward and it works either in person or remotely. 1. Fitness Consultation. 2. Create a plan 3. Achieve incredible results. In our fitness consultation, we want to get to know you, your goals, your challenges, and your timeline. We prefer to do this in person because we really want to get to know you, but a Zoom call would work. During the consultation, we work with you to create a plan that gets you the results you want in your timeline and works for you. Then you achieve these results through your hard work, but you are not alone because we are here to help, assist and guide. We are coaches and we’ve got your back.
Schedule a consultation here and get your results.
Ric Thompson, Head Coach