Five Reasons You Need a Coach

At OPEX Franklin and all of our OPEX Gyms all over the world, every single client is matched with their own personal coach after an initial free consultation.

Regardless of your goals or your starting point, the fastest way to achieve success is indeed through personalized fitness. Of course, you will join OPEX Franklin for the workouts, but more importantly, you will do so for the coaching. Here are my top five reasons why having a coach is a gamechanger for anyone looking for real results.

1) Your OPEX coach will balance your training with your life
Get prepared, because I am about to tell you something the fitness industry doesn’t want you to know: Working out hard is not always the answer. (Wait…what?!?!) This is because there is only so much stress the body can take. It is vital for you to find the perfect balance of stress and rest to adapt and grow. Stress can come from working out, but it also comes from relationships, lifestyle, poor sleep, work, getting cut off in traffic, junk food and alcohol. A good coach will take the time look at all the stressors in your life and give you the correct training dose based on your stress/rest balance. It’s important to have a trusted outside source to tell you when it’s time to push in the gym, and when it’s time to slow down. And let’s face it, it’s impossible to take an objective look at your own stress levels. Your coach will also help you prevent burning the candle at both ends by teaching you how to minimize the lifestyle stressors that are in your control.

2) They hold you accountable
As you are learning new behaviors, such as eating five servings of vegetables every day, or establishing a regular workout schedule, it is beneficial to have someone who is holding you accountable. A coach will track your compliance to training, your progress and lifestyle prescriptions through the TrueCoach app to add a layer of accountability until these behaviors become second nature. The monthly face to face consults will also be a way your coach will hold you accountable.

3) Your OPEX coach helps you connect to your why
A good coach can help you not just workout, but connect to why you are working out. They do this through regular consultation and conversation on the gym floor that digs at the heart of why fitness is important to you, even if that why changes over time. Understanding and connecting to your why is the number one factor in long-term success. If you know why you’re doing what you’re doing as you are doing it, you will remain inspired and won’t throw in the towel when the going gets tough.

4) They balance challenge and support
A good coach is there to give you a pep talk when you need to be built up and to provide high-fives and words of encouragement when you are successful both inside or outside of the gym. However, they are also there to give you honest feedback and a push if you’re not holding up your end of the deal. It’s what makes our coaches special. They are in it because they are passionate about changing lives through fitness, and that is only possible through real relationships and honest conversation. They aren’t cheerleaders (although sometimes they will be your biggest one!)–but they are going to tell you what you need to hear, even when it’s uncomfortable.

5) OPEX coaches are experts in fitness
At the end of the day, is there anything more important than your health and fitness? When you have a professional coach, you know you have a trusted source to ask any questions and to help guide you through the minefield of misinformation that exists around training and nutrition in today’s world. Because they know you, your movement, lifestyle, goals and training history, they can provide you with answers and advice that are relevant to you. You expect professional and personalized prescriptions from your doctor to keep you healthy, right? Why should your fitness be any different?

An OPEX Coach will meet you where you’re at and give you what you need to find your fitness to be able to live a larger life, no matter what that may look like for you. The coaches inside of OPEX Franklin and all or our OPEX Gyms all over the world are part of a global movement to restore honor to the coaching profession. Find out how a coach can positively influence your health and fitness trajectory.

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