I get asked a lot: How many hours a week do I need to see results?
The answer can vary... a lot.
There are many factors involved, such as:
The recommendations below are not necessarily the number of sessions you should have with a coach in a given week, but the amount of work needed to see reasonable results.
HOW TO GET 'RESULTS'
You can get great results with an online coach, in-person coach or with a group class, or simply following a training plan but not every option is suitable for everyone.
Online training or 'Remote Coaching' as I like to call it, is suitable for an individual who is comfortable going to the gym, or wants train at home on their own. It is defiantly a more cost effective option, but I would encourage most beginners to consider getting a coach for the short term so that you know for sure that you are moving correctly,
You will also require a level of self motivation to be successful with remote coaching.
My remote coaching options do include video analysis and video demonstrations to help make sure that you are doing all the movements correctly and tracking to ensure that your progress is monitored.
If you are confident with exercise then you should only need to see your coach for coaching sessions and accountability, this can make remote coaching a very cost-effective way of getting a personalised programme.
If you require more accountability, motivation or technique specific training sessions then you may prefer an in-person coach, or a combination of the two.
How is it that 60-70% of Brits, Americans and Canadians have become overweight? How did 30% of the world become overweight? Oh, don't forget about cancer, heart disease and diabetes all at a record high.
How much are you spending on the gym?
Not just how much money, but how much time? According to which.co.uk we Brits waste on average, almost £500 per year on gym membership…. This is just the waste from those who are paying for gym membership and not even using it, probably a result of a failed new year resolutions! Let us also take into account the thousands of gym users who do tip up at the gym, but still have no real clue as to what they should be doing there. I know you exist because I used to be one!