4 Ways To Know You’ve Got A Bad or Good Coach/Trainer.
1. Care Factor
This is a big one, to them you’re more than just another session or dollar bills. Sometimes it can be hard to tell but after time you’ll know. Caring trainers are a dime a dozen, you’ll see.
2. Educated & Continuing Education
The way I see it, education is commitment to becoming the best you can be in a field. Not saying everybody needs to have degree’s lining their walls but as long as there’s proof they have invested in their education. Is you’re coach/trainer always learning/growing? Or are they sitting on their ass watching Netflix, counting the dollar bills and taking #fitspo selfies. Is your service/training getting better and better or is it stagnant?
Be honest, are you getting results? Is this to do with your coach/trainer or love of Krispy Kreme’s? My absolute favorite quote” If you keep doing what you always do, you always get what you always got” I quote this shit out of this daily, but at the end of the day a trainer/coach is judged on their results and none of the other BS.
Do you show up to a session and his/her body language is telling you they cannot be bothered? You may be right, you may be wrong but energy throughout a session may be a tell tale.
In this day/age there’s so many trainers and coaches, spotting a good one is a battle. At the end of the day, majority of the time you get what you pay for. Paying a 6 week course personal trainer $100 an hour is ridiculous, look for these four points and you’re well on your way to finding a good trainer/coach. Training a client/athlete how you train yourself is ridiculous, what ever happened to training them on what they need?
If you’re a powerlfiter you shouldn’t be training them to be a powerlifter.
If you’re a weightlifter you shouldn’t be training them to be a weightlifter.
If you’re a cross-fitter you shouldn’t be training them to be a cross-fitter.
If you're a bodybuilder you shouldn't be training them to be a bodybuilder.
Unless they want to be.
Train someone for what they need, not what you feel like. No room for ego.
Tim Frey MS.c