Every new year we make a self-promise to lose weight, stop smoking, and a variety of other well-intentioned commitments.
Yet, 80% of us will fail with these commitments by February.
It’s not that we don’t understand the value of better lifestyle choices. It’s just difficult to commit because many of us do not have the willpower and support.
What could change all this? A wellness coach, of course.
This is the individual that’s by your side with this journey to wellness, providing helpful guidance and support. They’re the person that will help develop proactive habits and better routines. Someone you need but never realized.
Ready for a change?
We’re covering several reasons why a wellness coach is a good fit for you when accomplishing lofty self-improvement goals.
You, Positivity, and a Wellness Coach
A wellness coach is more than an individual that gets you off the couch and into exercising. These individuals work on the whole image. They provide guidance and support to develop physical and psychological well-being.
Coaches are used by people on many paths of life:
- Business leaders
- Professional athletes
- Recovering patients
… and average Joe’s (such as yourself?).
Wellness programs are also quite common in the business environment. These programs promote healthy living through exercise and communication. The program is tailored to company culture to help create positive routines.
Some of the common goals include the management of:
Though, the goal of a wellness coach is determined by the client. These individuals provide a “whole package” to developing better lifestyles.
The coaching creates compounding benefits.
As physical well-being improves, so does the personal image. With that comes a renewed sense of empowerment and control. The result? A positive mental stability which then reinforces the physical activity commitments.
So, what are some of the specifics that wellness coaching bring?
Many look to their wellness coach to provide a positive body image through exercise and physical activity. Yet, this is only one side of what a coach brings to the table.
The real benefit is how their guidance improves psychological well-being.
Psychological and physical well-being are closely linked. To improve the mental health of the individual is an improvement of the positive actions one takes with their physical well-being.
Here are the main (psychological) benefits of using a coach:
People are stubborn or ignorant about their lifestyle choices and wonder why they are in bad health. They follow the same routines expecting different results.
Sometimes, it’s because of misinformation or the lack of due diligence when learning about wellness.
A wellness coach has a vast understanding of physical and mental health. Their success depends on real results of their clients. The results need to be accomplished through healthy activities — not quick fads — else they put the client at risk for future problems.
This means the coach keeps up with the latest advancements in physical and psychological developments.
They will help you navigate the immense amount of information to avoid harmful suggestions. Plus, they can point you toward positive actions.
Many coaches have been through troubling experiences. This gives them the stoicism and experience when helping others in similar situations.
Their outside perspective can offer a grounded reality which helps create peace and tranquility – less stress. Having this lower stress allows the client to take logical steps to overcome their fears and setbacks.
Psychological setbacks are often found in body image.
Too often do we feel out of place or uncomfortable when visiting the gym or support groups because we feel like an outsider. A coach dismisses the differences and welcomes you with open arms.
This positivity allows you to become comfortable with your body. It leads to greater strides in developing a positive mindset.
The coaches have a wealth of information available on their websites and health apps. Access to this information can provide great support when they’re not immediately available.
We say “body & mind” for good reason because, as we mentioned, the two go hand-in-hand. A positive mindset will find the motivation and passion when committing to a physical routine.
In time, a physical routine improves overall health. The activities increase serotonin and dopamine levels allowing the person to feel better as a whole.
Here are the main (physical) benefits of using a coach:
4. Tailored Plan
A personal trainer will certainly get you active and shedding weight. But, they base their plans on common routines which aren’t always a good fit for the client.
Wellness coaching incorporates the mental and physical state of the client.
This allows the coach to develop a tailored plan that accounts for lifestyle elements such as work and family.
It increases success rates due to an easier ability to commit because it’s tailored to the person and not a generalized goal. It makes the activities safe and sensible for the person so they’re not pushing to the point of injury.
5. Training Buddy
Your environment often dictates your ability to lose weight and improve physical well-being. If you’re surrounded by low-activity, obese individuals then you’re likely going to be of the same type. We, humans, are like pack animals.
In fact, you may even find resistance with your choice in improving your health.
People are quick to lash at those making personal improvements. It’s typically projection on their part else negative thinking as a whole.
Wellness coaching provides you with a person that will be by your side during the physical routines. They will offer support and suggestions for safe form.
Many will partake in the activities which helps with the commitment.
6. Activity Pal
A professional friendship may form which goes beyond the exercise routines.
The relationship could open exciting, new activities to do with the coach that is physical and help to overcome social anxiety.
They will help you get up and out of the house and place you into uncomfortable but opening experiences.
A coach is there to push your limits but they aren’t going to force you to the point of injury.
You have a voice when working with a wellness coach!
Working with a coach gives you control over the activities but also challenges your commitment. This challenging nature of the coach will help you realize new limits. It all ties back into their tailored plan.
Well-Being Starts Today
People are stubborn and this shows with the countless failures one finds each year when the new year’s promises are broken. In fact, it’s not just about resolutions- this happens daily.
How many times have you gone to bed with big goals yet never see them accomplished the following day? How many times has this repeated?
Promises get broken so let’s change that.
We’ve laid out what a wellness coach can bring to the table. Now, your next action is to commit. Not tomorrow. Today.
Get in touch and we’ll work together to find the positive influence you need.