I cannot stress this enough. There are soooo many people posing as “health coaches” at an extremely vulnerable time, yet have absolutely no formal training, education, or knowledge about the value of food, how to coach others in an effective or appropriate manner, or how to even perform exercises correctly, safely, and effectively.
These “coaches” simply memorize information from the internet and regurgitate it to you, but the only thing they’re doing is hurting you and also themselves in the process.
This would be bad enough on its own, but it’s ALSO making the health industry look bad, and that shit just AIN’T cool with me. So before you decide to hire someone as your coach, think about why you’re choosing them. Is it just because they have a nice body? Or is it because they understand how to REALLY individualize your programming to make it work for YOU and your lifestyle?
Do your research. 9/10 coaches are just re-selling programs that were written by someone else. I hate to say it, but it’s true. Whoever you choose as your coach, KNOW who it is that you’re hiring.
I’ve gone through extensive masters programs to further my education to understand not only how the human body works and the role of nutrition, but also how to efficiently and effectively coach my clients in a positive matter that sustains them for the rest of their lives. I have 2 masters degrees in exercise science & health promotion, I’m a certified personal trainer (NASM), & a Precision Nutrition Level 2 coach, which means I went through 2 intense years learning about nutrition, the human body, and coaching clients ON TOP of all the other education that I have. I’m a certified wellness coach, and I’m starting a new certification program in January.
But I also get you. I lived what you’re going through. I’ve seen every struggle when it comes to body image and weight. I’ve fought with food and I’ve battled my body, and I overcame those challenges with specific methods.
If you decide to invest in an online coach, do your research first. Know who it is you’re hiring, because they will either completely change your life in the best way, or set you up for years of suffering and weight regain.