Why the Coach Needs a Coach

Just because I’m a health and fitness coach doesn’t mean that I get all my workouts in like I should. I struggle just as much as the next person, sometimes more. And I probably feel more guilty than the next person when I miss a workout–because I’m over here encouraging you to do yours.

That’s why I hired a personal trainer for Lucy a few months ago, I was excited to tag along and reap the benefits of the accountability.

I hired the trainer because I wanted Lucy to learn how to use the gym and the equipment it offered. She was preparing for volleyball nationals and needed some cross-training options. While the trainer is essentially for her, I probably need it more than she does.

As you know, I’ve spent years working out with Beachbody workouts. I love the versatility of being able to work out at home and the varied workouts available through Beachbody On Demand.

I also love the community I’ve built around my own health and fitness. The accountability of having a group of like-minded people who also care about their personal and professional goals is a huge motivator for me.

But working out at home takes a certain level of self-discipline and sometimes it’s hard to get going. That’s why having someone local push me is such a good motivator.

Plus, I love having the time with Lucy. I feel like we push one another too. Like the reverse lunges we did off a step. She thought it was easy while I struggled. This makes me want to try harder and push myself!

Another benefit of having someone local train me is that she can see me through a new set of eyes. I’m so used to correcting my own form and I know I can’t watch myself the way someone else can. She can see where I need to shift how I’m standing or holding the weights. And she knows what additional exercises I should do to get the results I want.

I’ll always want the virtual accountability and community available through Beachbody, but having this trainer is giving me a new advantage I didn’t have before.

True, Lucy is the reason for hiring her in the first place, and Lucy continues to reap the benefits. But I’ll still attend training sessions when I can so I can benefit from it too.

I am a 44-year old married mom of 4. I love my family. If you’re a mom, then you know kids and a spouse keep you busy. It’s easy to forget yourself in the process of taking care of your family. My mission is to help other moms take care of themselves so they can be more available to their loved ones and lead more fulfilling lives.

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