Working With Health Coaches


If your New Years' goals include better health and wellness, developing healthier exercise habits can be a great place to start. Here are some of the strategies that health coaches use to help their clients achieve better health.

Get in the Zone

One of the biggest mistakes people often make when starting an exercise routine is assuming the harder is always better. Health coaches know that too much intensity can cause burnout and jeopardize the longevity of an exercise habit.

1. HR: Modifying your workouts to focus on heart rate (HR) can ensure that you add variety and recovery to your exercise routine. When focusing on HR-based exercise, it's critical to consider both your goals for each workout and how each workout fits into a larger plan. For instance, if the goal is the workout is to build aerobic endurance and burn fat, keeping your HR at 70% of your max HR should be what you focus on during your workout. If, however, your goal is to burn calories and improve muscular strength, you will need to target an even higher heart rate. Working with a health coach can help you avoid doing too much or too little when you start your new exercise habit.

2. Recovery: Many people focus on building "sweat equity", but not the toll that each workout takes on the body. Finding the right balance between recovery and intensity increases the odds that you'll stick to your new workout routine. Health coaches can plan out your weeks to suit your starting fitness level and your goals. Most people benefit from adhering to a 10/30/60 rule. In this case, "10" represents the 10% of the time you should spend exercising at maximal levels. While "30" represents moderate and "60" represents recovery. Figuring out this balance can be overwhelming and intimidating if you're new to exercising regularly.

Find Engagement

When exercising is physically, emotionally, and psychologically engaging, you're far more likely to be excited about what you're doing.

1. Physical: Your workouts should be challenging but not leave you feeling sore and tired for weeks on end.

2. Emotional: Finding ways to think about why you're exercising can be just as important as what you're doing. A health coach can help you track, measure, and engage with the reasons why you're adopting a new exercise routine.

3. Psychological: Your new exercise routine should involve mental stimulation. Workouts that involve challenges and games can dramatically improve your psychological engagement.

If you have more questions, reach out to resources like Wildfit coaches.


29 December 2021

Improving the Quality of Your Life

When I was sixteen-years-old, I began exercising regularly. Working out completely changed my life. I lost 30 pounds. My energy and endurance drastically improved. I became happier and more confident. Do you desperately desire to do something to make your life better? Consider beginning an exercise routine. Be sure to incorporate both cardiovascular and strength-training workouts into your plan. Great cardiovascular exercises include walking, swimming, and elliptical training. Squats, chest presses, and biceps curls are effective strength-training moves. On this blog, I hope you will discover how exercising can help you become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Enjoy!