Keys to Being an Excellent Fitness Coach

Keys to Being an Excellent Fitness Coach

In the industry of wellness and fitness, it is hard even with this economy to compete with the vast array of fitness coaches that make part of our industry. But at times, there are a few that shine above the rest. Do you want to be that coach? Here are some ways that you can stand out and be the person whomakes a difference in someone’s life.

First, a coach has to motivate his athletes.

If athletes believe in themselves, they are apt to play and do their best. This can happen as a result of positive talk and messages from their coach. The coach’s goal should be to motivate their player to come back and be excited to play that particular sport again. A good coach must like people and have lots of enthusiasm. This is why people are drawn to a great coach.

Instructors must be kind, compassionate, and more interested in their players than the clock. An excellent educator transfers his knowledge from his years of experience and gives it back to the players. Constant suggestions must be made to improve technique and to establish a healthy schedule that will allow the player to improve their skill through continued practice. A great fitness instructor is open to teaching alternative methods when one method does not work. A great coach is organized in their practice and full of patience and persistence.

Next, an instructor should be understanding.

Life challenges get into the way and a great fitness professional should leave his personal life behind to make an impact on their team’s lives. Great trainers show the balance of home and work lives, yet are able to encourage the importance of faithful training to their particular sport. A coach must be a good listener and balance being tough yet fair.

A good coach is up to date on techniques and new methods and is able to break down steps to a drill or skill and encourage persistence. He sets reasonable goals that can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time. A good coach makes learning fun through humor and variety. Fitness leaders follow the rules and have good morals. They never speak poorly of another team’s trainer or put them down in front of their athletes. He is someone that his players respect everyday. Good coaches teach you to win and not to cheat.

In conclusion, a coach must follow these rules: I will play fair; I will strive to win, but win or lose, I will always do my best. A great coach thinks of all his players and considers what is best for each member of the team. He makes it possible for each player to have his own self motivation and belief in his own success.

Coach References

A Good Coach

http://www.eteamz.com/company/boards/sportsmanship/message.cfm?id=553810#

College Sports By Charlie

http://www.collegecharlie.com/goodcoach.html

How to be a Good Coach

http://www.ehow.com/how_5396841_define-good-coach.html

What is Takes to be a Good Coach

http://baseballtips.com/goodcoach.html

http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/good_coach.html

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Christina Chapan

Christina Lee Steele Chapan is a certified personal trainer with four certifications from ISSA ACE, AFAA and SCW. She specializes with fitness for children ( Fit 4 Fun!) and those adults and children with special needs. In addition to attaining her certifications, she is also a certified elementary and special education school teacher with a B.S. in Elementary Education, a minor in Biblical Studies from North Central University, an endorsement in Special Education, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Development from Governors State University. Her passion is for training the future of tomorrow. She is available for training, speaking and writing.

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