Why is nutrition coaching important? How is it different from personal training?
Research shows that achieving your health goals is 70-80% diet and 20-30% exercise. While both are essential and compliment each other, there is no point spending hours in the gym each week only to set back your efforts with poor nutrition. While some personal trainers also offer nutrition advice, it pays to have a coach who specializes in the field.
Apart from weight management, nutrition also affects your digestion, sleep, energy levels, productivity, mood, emotional well-being, mental health, and a host of other chronic illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and autoimmune conditions)… Need we say more?
Every time you sit down at a meal, you can make a decision to either fuel your body or feed disease. Let me help you with that decision.
What results can I expect?
Along with a body that is better prepared to handle unpredictable physical demands, you will also come away with an education and better understanding of how to do this on your own in the future. I would love it if you stuck with me for the rest of your career and beyond, but I will educate you to the point that you do it out of preference rather than necessity.
How do you customize your training programs?
Not every individual is the same in their goals, needs, and skill level. I will take an in-depth look at your health history, future fitness and nutrition goals, current fitness practices, lifestyle and more. I will use this information to tailor your training plan to fit your needs and make personalized recommendations for training and nutrition. I will work together to create sustainable, long-term healthy habits to improve your overall well-being.
Can a certified personal trainer coach diagnose my health conditions or prescribe medication?
It is not within my scope of work as a certified personal trainer to diagnose specific medical conditions or to prescribe medication. It is an individual’s personal responsibility to consult directly with their health care provider before, during, and after nutrition coaching.
Any information or advice provided by me is not intended to be a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for any medical condition. Any information or advice is to be solely relied upon as nutritional and lifestyle recommendations towards supporting a healthier body and mind. Individuals should consult their health care provider before making any health care decisions or for advice about a specific medical condition. Where necessary, I may refer you to the relevant health professionals.
What is the difference between the 1-month and 3-month coaching program? How do I know which is suitable for me?
The 1-month “Single Speed” training program equips you with introduction to general fitness practices, how to move safely all while building a foundation. However, beyond the 1-month program, some individuals may want to build on their foundation and benefit from having a coach to continue setting goals with them and to provide accountability (we all know the importance of accountability and progress monitoring when trying to achieve long-term change). The 3-month “Mountain Climber” training program does just this – it is an extension of the 1-month program, with continued support from your coach to move you further along your goals.
If you have several fitness goals you would like to achieve, or feel that you have a long way to go to achieve your goals, the 3-month or 6- month coaching programs may be more suitable for you.
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