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Chase Goals. Not Rabbits.

Why is it important to have a coach?
Abby Graham
August 5, 2022

Chase Goals, Not Rabbits

Why is it important to have a coach?

A Filter: Your coach acts as a filter between you and the loads of information on the internet and social media that looks—or sounds—good but really isn’t the right plan for you. 

I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs or even daily workouts.

Although they might sound good- the grass isn’t always greener. At the end of the day, you can’t do it all, so your coach act as a filter and even sounding board as you get tempted to try more which can actually set you back. 

I’m guilty of this as well! (Side note: even coach needs a coach) 

A lot of us know about the concept of overtraining and are afraid of getting injured but most don’t realize there’s an optimal amount of training to do, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to eat.

Too little, and your progress will be slow. But doing too many workouts has the exact same effect.

We choose functional fitness for our group training because it’s a great balance: It’s not too little and it’s not too much. But even as hard as these workouts are, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run,” or even to do multiple workouts in a day. This is NOT the path to success.

More is NOT better. Better is better. Quality is better. Feeling your muscles in the right ways is better. More is NOT better.

(Enter Thrive Coach)

Your Thrive coaches are here to tell you what’s optimal, not what’s minimal.

At Thrive Fitness, our coaches want to talk to you every 3-4 months. One-on-one, in person. We want to put you on the InBody, ask about your goals, review your progress and then give you the best possible prescription.

What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess.

We don’t want you to jump on the next fad diet you see on social media.  We don’t want you to add dirt to your water because someone on TikTok said it will give you nutrients that will help you burn fat better (lol). We don’t even want you to do what everyone else in the gym is doing, because their program is theirs. It’s not yours. Train in a group, tailor individually: That’s what our coaches do.

You have a coach.

They’re a filter.

Next time you see a workout online and think, “Oooooh, that looks spicy! Gotta try it after noon group class tomorrow!” ask your coach if it fits your goals. Take it from a banged-up ex-competitor who learned the hard way!

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