Have you been searching for a coach that can help you reach your health and fitness goals?
Here I will tell you the easiest and best ways to find a health and wellness coach that can start helping you achieve your health and wellness goals!
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What Is A Health And Wellness Coach?
This is a specific subject that should be broken down into detail because of the seemingly many instances where it seems not to be understood.
A good portion of the health and fitness industry has wrongly associated the same meanings to a few important words that actually are completely different in nature.
These words are: Health, Fitness, Coach and Trainer.
Let’s briefly go over EACH word and define what each is and what it means.
Health: The quality of how your bodily systems are functioning and how well you feel. This constitutes the amount of nutrition in your diet, how properly your digestive system cleanses your body, the rate of your cardiovascular system, how often you get sick (immune system health) etc.
Fitness: The specific ability to perform athletic activity. How long it takes you to run a mile, how many pounds you can bench press, the length of your long jump, your ability to squat, your overall strength etc.
Personal Trainer: An individual who trains clients how to specifically formulate a fitness or workout plan for one’s own health needs. Teaches how to properly squat, lift weights, perform cardio activities. Someone who trains on fitness goals.
Health And Wellness Coach: A person trained and knowledgable on proper eating habits, how to fuel and increase cellular nutrition, eat to boost metabolism, help burn calories, expert on certain product or supplement to boost health results, accountability partner and someone who helps by motivation, knowledge and practical tips.
The definition and separation of each of these words is very important because they all have different meanings. Problems arise for lots of people in these areas because they don’t understand how to differentiate health or fitness, a personal trainer or a wellness coach.
We’ve mentioned the 80/20 of nutrition and fitness here before and talked about it in detail and the major implications it has in your overall health journey.
Basically the premise is that 80% of your results are going to come from nutrition (your diet, what you eat and the quality of nutrients your feed your cells) and 20% will come from fitness (your workout plan, exercising, aerobic and anaerobic workouts).
For a great in-depth on this subject click here.
What Does A Health Coach Do?
As health and wellness coach is someone who’s main goal is to help you get into the best physical shape of your life. Someone who works and develops their craft in order to most effectively help you reach your health goals.
Want to learn proper eating habits? Understand nutrition and how to fuel your body the best way? Difference between whey and soy proteins? The correct products for your goals? How much water you should drink daily?
All of these questions you may have can all be answered by your personal health coach. They make all of the complicated aspects of health and nutrition EASY for you. They give you the practical steps of how to eat and what to eat and the specific exercises you need to perform to get to your ultimate goal!
Three Practical Services Health Coaches Offer:
- Have you struggled with meal planning before? A health coach can help set-up a personalized meal plan for you based upon your health goals and your body’s specific needs. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, tone up or increase your energy levels, a health coach will make sure to provide you with a weekly meal plan that will help you.
- Do you understand cellular nutrition? Do you know how to delegate the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats into your diet? This is where a coach benefits you the most. Learning and education on certain subject is the most important in my opinion and what better subject to learn than how to fuel your physical body correctly. Learn basics of health, nutrition and fitness WHILE following simple tips proven to work.
- Do you know the benefits of an accountability partner while losing weight? Any new venture in life is always made more enjoyable and longer lasting when you have someone by your side who wants you to succeed just as much as you. Not only will a health coach be there for support every step along the way towards your goals, a proven coach is ALWAYS reaching a new health goal of their own.
A health coach can be your best friend and biggest supporter yet, at the same time, someone who is NOT afraid to push you to your limits, to help you become the best you can be.
A coach is not only meant there to be with you to encourage and support, although they do often. They are also there to challenge you to give your all, to arouse motivation by always helping you to keep your end goal in mind and to believe in your dreams!
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What Does A Wellness Coach Do?
Although many times you will find a coach who helps you achieve both of your health AND wellness goals, there is a slight difference of the main distinctions of each type of coach.
A health coach (fully explained above) will help you reach tangible, physical goals like losing weight, gaining strength through weight-training, increasing cardiovascular health through fitness, boosting your energy levels through nutrition and eating etc.
So what’s the main difference between a health coach and a wellness coach?
A wellness coach focuses on helping you improve on intangible goals like feeling better, improving your digestive system, feeling happier, creating more meaningful relationships and developing personal growth (mindset, perspective, gratitude, knowledge etc).
These areas of wellness are just as important as physical goals like losing weight because of the powerful effect they have on how you feel which in turn is going to help you find more motivation, inspiration and solutions to fix your physical problems.
Wellness coaches are super important in your journey to an overall healthier lifestyle.
Three Practical Services Wellness Coaches Offer:
- Have you ever been taught the benefits of meditation? A wellness coach can teach you simple, practical tips on how to use meditation to give you a more peaceful state of mind and help relieve stress of daily life. This can be a huge benefit indirectly to your physical results. The more peace you feel, the easier it is to achieve weight-loss results.
- How Can You Effectively Improve Your Digestive Health? Wellness coaches offer guidance on how herbal products help aid your digestive system and what practical steps you can take to make your digestion work to do its job in removing toxins, absorbing nutrients correctly and helping you feel better.
- Wellness coaches can help you learn practical ways to improve your mindset, your outlook on life and where to gain valuable knowledge to improve your health and well-being. They can point you to the best books to read to solve your problems or give you different perspectives on issues you are dealing with currently.
Three Simple Ways To Find A Health And Wellness Coach
Now that you understand the similarities AND differences between health coaches and wellness coaches as well as the benefits they each can provide you, let’s discuss the best ways and means you can search and find the right coach for your needs.
Health Coaches On Instagram
Instagram continues to grow in popularity and the amount of users who are using the social media site. It’s a great platform for anyone to share their interests, hobbies, life or skills. All based upon the sharing of photos and short videos (less than 1 min currently) Instagram is a spot to find a coach for you.
If you are serious about reaching your health goals, Instagram is a great place to start to look for an online OR local health coach. You can find fitness influencers (personal trainers with high followings that help you reach your fitness goals), nutrition accounts (anywhere from raw food enthusiasts, vegetarian recipes, vegans) and even female fitness trainers that focus their business exclusively to Instagram.
As health coaches (about us, personal coaching) Kelli and I use our Instagram account to help people follow our health and fitness journey hoping to become an inspiration to others that want to reach their own goals.
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We post daily pictures of workouts, the exact nutritional products we use everyday, recipes of our healthy meals, motivation pictures and much more. Instagram is such an easy and effective way for us a health coaches to provide motivation to our clients and stay in touch with them on a daily basis.
We constantly share new healthy recipes, fitness workouts we enjoy and the meal replacement shakes we use to provide us cellular nutrition, keep in shape and help us reach our goals.
By far the best way to find a health coach who can help you reach your goals of losing weight, feeling good and living the healthy, active lifestyle you desire is on Instagram.
To use Instagram to find your coach you will first need to download the app here. From there you will need to make a free profile including your name, email address and username.
Once you have an account and are logged in go to the ‘Search’ Bar and search for your coach using the #Hashtag feature.
Here are some hashtags that can help: #healthcoach, #wellnesscoach, #health, #fitness, #trainer, #nutritioncoach, #healthyactivelifestyle, #nutrition
Find A Health Coach In Your Local Area
Google gives us an infinite amount of capabilities to solve our problems. There is not anything we can’t use Google to research and find solutions with. Finding a health coach in your local area is no different.
Online health and wellness coaches are prevalent and popular because of the capabilities of the internet to allow for 1-on-1 communication literally 24 hours a day using skype, zoom or any other platform. It seems now all you need is your coaches phone number and Instagram account to keep in touch with them at all times.
However, some people still want in-person consultations and face-to-face coaching in their local area which is still absolutely available to you if that’s your preference.
For example, we provide health coaching to clients internationally in other cities and countries using social media and our phones, however we still provide our services to thousands of people in our area.
We are health coaches from Kansas City and run weight-loss challenges in the greater Kansas City and Overland Park areas to give our clients and team members in-person coaching and motivation which is how some people stay on track towards their goals.
First search ‘health coach near me’ on Google.
Click On ‘More Places’
Review all of your local options, read their reviews from other clients and send an email or give one a call that sounds like the right option for you.
If this option doesn’t work out for you, the website I’m going to share next can surely help you find the right health or wellness coach for your needs.
Find A Local Health Coach On Thumbtack
A great website you can use to find professional health and wellness coaches is Thumbtack. It is a quick and easy to use website that helps you find local pros with skills and services you are looking for. All you have to do is search they type of pro you want and enter your zip code and it will seamlessly find businesses and services local to you who can provide the solutions to your needs or problems.
First Go To www.thumbtack.com
Once you’re on the homepage that looks like this, type ‘health coach’ or ‘wellness coach’ right in the search bar and click ‘Get Started’
Then all you need to do is from there enter your zip code when it asks for it and answer a few simple questions that can best match you up with the correct health coach for your needs.
Make sure to answer all the necessary questions so the site can match you up with the exact health or wellness coach you need. The great thing about this website is it can connect you with local coaches or online coaches that only meet through phone or the internet.
Whether you want a local coach to help you lose weight or an online coach to help you with all your health and wellness needs, thumbtack is a great place for you to find the right fit for you.
Find The Right Health and Wellness Coach For Your Needs
To close out I want to offer some brief insight and a few tips to use when searching for a health coach.
This is an important decision because your physical health and wellness are very serious issues. Making sure you find someone who is in harmony with your goals, dreams and life situation is very critical.
You not only want them to be your coach but it is good to look for someone who can also be your friend. A person you can get to know on a deeper level that can help you not only lose weight and tone up, but be a more happy and successful person.
Health coaches should be committed to providing you the best service no matter what and always be there to support you in helping you move past your comfort zone and achieving results you never thought possible for yourself.
Find a coach who has the exact results that you want and learn from them their roadmap of success and how you can implement it into your own life! Take this task seriously and make sure you find the health coach who is right for you.
To learn more about our online health coaching and local weight-loss challenges in the Kansas City and Overland Park areas, fill out the form on our coaching page.
I hope this provided you with value on how to effectively find a health and wellness coach. Please share on Facebook or with any friends or family interested in finding one.