It’s Not A Quick Fix…It’s A Lifestyle
The world of fitness is an interesting place, and I’m happy to be here, but sometimes it can be frustrating. There is a lot of competition in general and often people disagree about how to get certain results. People have their opinions, and I’m here to give you my completely biased one because this is what has worked for me and changed my life. So here goes…
So some trainers really don’t like Beachbody Coaches. They think we don’t know what we are doing, and they think we have no credibility as coaches. Let me be clear: coaches are NOT personal trainers. We are more like cheerleaders…we encourage and help and share what has worked for us. Are there some bad coaches out there who give bad advice? I’m know there are, but I also know that there are bad personal trainers out there who give bad advice. And it’s not just in the field of fitness. It happens in any profession from doctors, to lawyers, to whatever.
Gyms vs. Online Training
So this really comes down to preference. I don’t like gyms or the time they take up, and I don’t really care for the socialization piece. (When I workout, the only thing I want to do is workout…not chat.) Basically, if it hadn’t been for programs written out that I could do at home on a DVD I wouldn’t be in shape today. I didn’t do it thinking I was going to shed 40 lbs of fat in one round of P90X while I nursed our baby. I did think I was just going to lose the weight and be done, but what I found is the more I did it, and the more it just became a part of my life and schedule it just became what I did…and a lifestyle. It works for me, and it’s what I do. Do what works for you.
Whomever you choose to work with, make sure they’re reputable. I did end up getting certified as a personal trainer as well as certified in nutrition, but I’m still learning new things all the time. I’ve seen “online fitness coaches” write programs for people they claim to be personalized…but I’m not sure how personalized it is except they put your name on it. Also, I know that some people claim to be nutrition certified and they tell you they will write you a meal plan. This is illegal. It is illegal for anyone who is not a register dietitian to write anyone a meal plan. They must have a degree in nutrition. I can give you suggestion, recipes, ideas to clean up your kitchen, but I cannot write you detailed nutritional plan. Not only have I seen this happen, but they put women on incredibly low calories. So of course you’ll get quick results.
I want you to do what works for you and gets you results. I want you to do something you actually look forward to, and I want you to find someone who you like and listens to you and helps you reach your goals. Not everyone is compatible, and it’s important to find someone you enjoy working with. If you think I’d be a good match for you, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s get started!