So you have access to a gym, and you can whip up a healthy lunch. Then why are you still stuck in neutral with getting fit? If you don’t know the answer to that question, working with a virtual coach can add just the knowledge and accountability you need to take your fitness to the next level.
A virtual coach (sometimes referred to as online training) is a wellness mentor and supportive guide that motivates someone to make healthier choices for mental, emotional and physical well being. Through systematic behavior modifications, I encourage my clients to re-learn lifelong habits and create a stronger will power to avoid relapses in old behavior. Most importantly, I’ll hook you up with customized workouts, suggestions for food choices, macronutrient education, and more – all through my easy-to-use customized app for iOS and Androids. Daily check-ins, progress notes, and weekly Facetime/Skype calls are all included in a budget-friendly monthly fee of less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.
As your virtual coach, I can assist you with:
- Goal setting
- Creating healthy habits
- Exercise regimentation and planning
- Meal planning
- Holistic approaches to chronic issues related to general health*
*It’s important to note that I am not a dietician, nutritionist, counselor or doctor. My job as your coach, rather, is like a friend who gives it to you straight…and who happens to have knowledge and experience to offer well-guided suggestions for improvement.
For example, if you eat a huge bowl of ice cream every night and at your next physical your physician says your blood sugar is high and you are overweight, my job is to tell you to 1). PUT DOWN THE BEN & JERRY’S, 2). delve into the behavior leading up to the nightly binge, and 3). develop a plan to avoid triggers and create alternative healthy habits, such as meal planning, exercise and goal/reward strategies.
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about fitness, nutrition and stress management. Working one-on-one with someone with education and experience can help put any confusion to rest, and ensure that you stick to your goals with firm accountability coming from a friendly professional. I like to get creative with my clients, coming up with ways they can actually enjoy making changes that typically aren’t so fun. You do, after all, want to love your life.