3 Signs You Need A New Coach!

One of the best decisions I could have ever  made was hiring a coach after placing 13th at my first Nationals…

Being a personal trainer and figure coach, I spent an enormous amount of time helping other athletes–so my own training had begun falling short. Having a coach allowed me to focus on getting the work done vs. creating the path.

AND the coaching relationship accountability was the key to me going pro!

Whether you are looking for a figure coach or currently have one…

Here are 3 signs you DON’T want to ignore:

1. They don’t take any initial or ongoing assessments. The first step in the

coaching relationship is to take some initial information about you. IF you have

paid for a coach to work with you and all they did was send you out the printed

program, this should raise a huge red flag!

 

A quick questionnaire about your current health & fitness level should be completed

prior as part of the the process and photo included for assessment. I also provide

a complimentary phone call before I begin working with a client.

 

2. They ask you to do things that are not healthy or safe. I want to share a quick

excerpt from a Facebook message I received from a prospective client about her

nightmare experience with a coach. It’s heart wrenching and speaks for itself :-/


“The trainer had me on 2 hours of cardio a day (sometimes I did this sometimes

I didn’t because I didn’t have the energy), no more than 1000 calories a day and

a diet of only chicken and broccoli, then fish and grapefruit and spirulina…Some

of my teammates were only on spirulina water and a grapefruit a day. I trained 

for over 6 months, while I lost some weight–I don’t think I gained muscle, gained

the weight back, lost a love for working out, and had to deal with a host of 

psychological issues. My trainer would constantly give negative motivation

pointing out the fat in my stomach, saying I wasn’t losing enough (even though

I was losing 1-3 lbs a week) put me on a fruit only fast…”

 

A fruit fast???

 

Bottom line, listen to your gut instincts. If it doesn’t sound right to you, ask questions.

You should be able to trust your coach and the information that is given to you.

 

3. They don’t respond to your emails or calls. As part of your program, there should

be scheduled calls and/or emails weekly to track your progress and ensure you are

making the right adjustments. If you can’t get your coach to answer your questions or

give productive feedback, there is no way you will end up with a stage ready body!

 

I’ve been been blessed to work with some of the best coaches in the industry and help

hundreds of women realize their dreams of winning figure competitions. I hope these

tips help you choose the best coach for your needs.

 

If you’d like me to help you prep for a show, my coaching calendar is now open

for new clients. I’d love to help you! Reserve your prep now 🙂

4 thoughts on “3 Signs You Need A New Coach!

  1. I am saving my pennies to get your program. Will it ever go on sale again? I am 51 years young, but am I too old to even try? I’ve been seriously lifting since May. I’ve lost 25#’s need to lose about 25 more. I want results!! Not seeing what I want to see. Other than weight loss. Look for me I will order as soon as I can! You look amazing btw! I can’t wait to see your wins!!
    On yeah I am Vegan do you have that option? I am going through a divorce which makes me want to work harder!!
    Thanks,
    Lisa 🙂

    1. You are not too old to compete. I just did my 2nd competition at 50 yrs young and i qualify for nationals. Age is a number. You can do it. Good luck.

  2. Hello,

    I’ve had several different coaches and some I never actually met in person. They would send me a program and I had to pay them but no one worked out with me everyone did my meal plans and workouts that’s it. I didn’t have any one taking my measurements, body fat and set weight. I really would like to find out how I can work with you because I’ve been doing this so long and have yet to make it to the stage for a competition. Please let me know what I need to do to work with you so I can meet my goals of competing and winning.

    Regards,
    LoRease D. Johnson

  3. Hello, Kimberly
    I am 48 years old never had a coach but exercise all my life I am 128 pounds and my high is 5′, I stop exercising due to an automobile accident Dec/2015, since then. No exercise at all, I am just recovering from surgeries, the Doctor gave me the ok to go ahead and start light exercise like cardio, I do suffer with Endeometriosis so I can not do sit ups. Can you please give me your best advise to start and which will be the right program? I gained 10 pounds during the six months and I am desperate to start but don’t know the right program.
    Thank u
    Vivian

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