10 Articles That Will Make You a Better Trainer
The Breaking Muscle community is overflowing with experts. Experts who know, tried and true, the secrets to coaching. But, they aren't secret anymore. In fact, they share them here on a regular basis. Read these 10 articles and learn how you can build your "training" muscles:
As a new coach, leading a group fitness class can be an overwhelming experience. Amidst the demands of leading a class, sometimes the true core of coaching is lost. What's your intention?
I am often asked, “How do I get better at coaching?” There are 3 vital areas to focus on - technical knowledge, communication, and business acumen. But how?
In part one of this series we discussed widening your technical knowledge in-depth. Now, it’s time to focus on getting info OUT of your head, INTO your students, and INTO the world.
One of the biggest elements separating good coaching from adequate is the instructor’s ability to communicate. A "difficult" student is a quick and clear litmus test for a coach’s ability.
As a full-time fitness coach, it has been my experience there are three components to good coaching – technical knowledge, the ability to manage a group, and communication skills.
A guest post from J.C. Deen: You're a trainer or a coach and you work out on your own...but you're losing motivation! Here are 3 solutions to keep YOU fit and healthy, just like you do for your clientele.
Eric Chessen writes about the challenges of working with autistic training clients - and, surprisingly, how the same tools he uses can apply to to any training client, child or adult, autistic or not.
Kettlebell goddess Andrea DuCane's thoughts on former athletes working out as they age, older clients just beginning to workout, and what it means to be a good coach.
We continue our talk with Chris LaLanne and more hands on, discussing the challenges of coaching and business.
Our final installment in our interview series with coach Dan John. Learn about Dan and Pavel's "Four Quadrants" as well as how to deal with clients, from former athletes to weight-loss clientele.
Which article was most helpful to you? What have you learned over the years that is essential to your coaching/training?