“COACHING IS OUR LIFEBLOOD. OUR UNIQUE ABILITY. OUR PURPOSE.” JOHN BERARDI, PRECISION NUTRITION
The benefits of a Coach
- You achieve results more quickly
- Reduces your risk of injury
- Increases your motivation level
- Provides you a more focused workout
- Utilizes your time more efficiently
How Coaching Works
We believe it’s important for you to understand our coaching style and expectations for our working relationship. This will enable us to work together more efficiently, and for you to achieve the greatest success.
- We will meet [WEEKLY/MONTHLY] at [TIME/DAY/DATE].
- You will take the time to do the work necessary to grow your fitness. Coaching is not a “done for you” relationship. You must commit to do the work, or you will not have satisfactory results.
- If, at the time of our meeting, you are unprepared, we will reschedule to give you time to complete the work necessary to move forward.
- Each month, we will prepare and review the monthly review form, so that we can both know you are benefiting from our relationship. If at any time one of us feels you are not benefiting, we will agree to end our relationship.
Coaching Success Guidelines
The Coaching Process
Fitness coaching can help you to meet the goals that you have for your fitness when you take the time to develop a solid relationship with the coaching professional. It is the coach’s objective to motivate you and hold you accountable for achieving your goals. From an outside standpoint, a fitness coach may be able to see areas of concern that you are not able to discern. In that sense, the process raises your awareness of a different way to handle your fitness goals.
What is Expected of the Client
The client is expected to attend each session on time and ready to work. They may need to be open to changes in their goals as the coaching process evolves. Coaches are not judgmental but impartial. To that end, coaches will ask the tough questions and expect the tough answers in order for growth to take place both personally and professionally, but only as it pertains to the client’s fitness goals. However, clients do maintain the right to decide what topics to cover and to terminate a subject if they don’t want to discuss it further.
What is Expected of the Coach
The coach is expected to listen to the client and their desires and work within that guideline as much as possible. Guidelines will be set down for each session ahead of time so that the client is aware of what behavior will and won’t be tolerated. The goal of each coaching session is to work through setbacks the client may have, clarify goals through exercises and find ways to move forward on goals with the client, i.e. creating action items. The client is expected to hold themselves accountable for what they do and don’t do to make these sessions productive.
Coaching Code of Ethics
As your coach, I agree to abide by the following:
- I will not knowingly misrepresent my knowledge or expertise either publicly or privately, and I will be transparent regarding my education, certifications, and other qualifications.
- I will hold all discussions with my clients in the strictest confidence, except where doing so may cause harm to others.
- I will not provide information or advice that I do not believe in or that I would not personally follow.
- I will honor all agreements with my clients and others, including contracts, scheduling, and assigned tasks.
- I will not knowingly take any monetary, professional or other advantage of any coach/client relationship.
- I will conduct myself in accordance with this code of ethics whenever I am engaged in any coaching relationship or capacity.
Private coaching: from $25 per session