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The importance of accountability: Being coached for a lifestyle

When getting yourself a coach, it means a training programme is tailored for your needs and goals. Each person has different goals, a different mind and a body. A coach is able to make a programme that is achievable and still provides a challenge for the body and mind. Whether the goal is to just move daily, feel better and stronger, to have “you time”, weight loss, mental and physical wellness or to race, it gives you the opportunity to be accountable. A coach can track your progress and does the “training thinking” for you. All you need to do is show up.

If you do not implement a periodised training plan allowing for the development of a larger aerobic base, speed, strength, flexibility etc you will not see or feel improvements in your body. Eventually, you will get to a point where you will stagnate. A coach offers a consistent progressive overload and a variant of training stimuli with adequate time for adaption and recovery for you to feel good about yourself.

A programme works well with specificity-training as it develops mind-body awareness, brings balance to the whole body as well as the trained specific movement patterns (depending on your desires/goals). It also re-educates the body on a neuromuscular level to strengthen the weaknesses within the body which enhances specific performance. A coach can assist in enhancing strength, flexibility, co-ordination and movement mechanics. All of this prevents injury and further imbalances.



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