With the advancement of technology over the years, it has allowed for a boom in the industry of fitness and wellness. No longer do we need to have access to a gym to better our health. We can get that access from anywhere and anytime.
In the health and fitness industry you may have heard the terms training and coaching. You may be thinking to yourself, "aren't they the same thing"? There are similarities, but what a personal trainer and what a fitness coach can provide you are different. It all depends on what you need.
I started in fitness as a personal trainer, still am, but have transitioned into coaching because it allows me to help more people and help with all aspects of their health. That's why I talk about spiritual, emotional, and mental fitness along with the physical.
A personal trainer focuses on your physical health. Usually you meet with your trainer at a gym or they may come to your home. They build you a workout program and guide you through a session safely. They may give you "homework", a workout or two to do on the days you don't meet with them.
A fitness coach focuses on your overall health, going deeper than just physical fitness. A coach will design a workout plan for you and provide regular check-ins, maybe weekly, to keep you on track. They'll give you guidance on how to improve factors that affect your health, such as your sleep, eating, and thoughts.
So what's best for you all depends on what you need. Here at Vanbar, I provide coaching because I believe and know your overall health comes down to being able to balance and improve other areas of your life beyond just your body.
Evaluate where you are and what your needs are. If you are unsure, we can chat. It'll be my pleasure to help out!
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