Sometimes Even Trainers Need A Coach!

Some of you may think that being a personal trainer, fitness coach, or nutrition specialist means that we maintain the motivation and expertise required to keep ourselves in top physical condition. But you’re wrong. Even the best trainers and coaches will hire out their own coach from time to time. Often times the trainer needs a little extra motivation in an area that maybe is that Is a constant challenge or struggle again either nutritionally or within their workout program.

In the last 10 years I have maintained my own motivation my own strength to get to the gym most everyday without fail. Although I my workouts were not always at top performance, I feel like I have maintained a pretty good level Of fitness through the years. There have been times that I’ve been a little more lean than others due to dietary constraints and schedule etc. however I have always maintained and enjoyed living a healthy fit lifestyle. But now that I am married, have a two-year-old and a full-time career outside of the fitness industry and still maintain a passion for health and fitness, I find that my schedule doesn’t always allow me time for me on a consistent basis. While I definitely enjoy working out, I don’t always enjoy working out at 5 AM and the motivation to get out of bed to get there consistently all by myself has not been very consistent lately.

This passed summer, I was very very consistent 5 AM have a workout partner were doing great meeting each other every morning five days a week at 5 o’clock. We had a good routine down. And then I scheduled for surgery in September. I had an elective procedure done that was going to put me out of the workout room for about four weeks. So post-surgery I was really out for about six weeks and then made a slow and steady effort to come back. However, my workout partner wasn’t consistent and I was finding excuse after excuse to not get there on a consistent basis. I opted to focus on my diet since I was confident at least THAT could be consistent!

And towards the end of the year when often most of society is evaluating years resolutions and setting goals for the coming year I decided that I was not going to feel bad about it anymore but I was going to join a program that had a group setting where there was some accountability and I didn’t have to rely only one person to show that if I could get there someone else to be there to work out I would be good to go. So that’s what I did on January 10th as soon as I got back from my honeymoon I joined a small community fitness center that had a group fitness program with about 12 classes a week. Needless to say the classes are an hour and a half IF you can survive that long. I am three weeks in and feel fantastic! I have made it to the classes consistently 3 days a week, and even managed to fit in some extra cardio! I am excited for my results, since bikini season is right around the corner!

If you are struggling to get to the gym, having trouble finding a program that works for you, or need help with nutrition, I encourage you to HIRE SOMEONE!! It doesn’t matter what field you are in; everyone needs a coach now and then! What matters is YOU GET THE JOB DONE AND REACH YOUR GOALS!

I would love to hear from you in the comments! Any personal experiences with trainers or coaches that you would like to share?


7 Responses to Sometimes Even Trainers Need A Coach!

  1. I’m a believer in investing in the right coach to move ahead.

  2. denny hagel says:

    From a parenting coach point of view I totally agree…everyone can benefit from guidance, support and a fresh set of eyes! Great article!

  3. How encouraging Holly to read about your struggles and victory without guilt. Love the enthusiasm and transparency it shows that you are a real person, living a real life and others can do it too.

  4. Anita says:

    Essential, we all need mentors or coaches!

  5. Well first, congrats on getting married! Second on getting back into the groove :) You raise a great point. Everyone falls back at some point and they themselves need guidance. We are human and the good thing is we know enough when to find the help!

  6. Vicky says:

    Great advice. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. lori says:

    You are so right about hiring a coach Holly. I did that once to take my workouts to the next level and it was the best thing I did!

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