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Your Ultimate Guide to becoming a Health Coach
There are many fitness professionals joining the industry each year primarily as personal trainers. Personal trainers traditionally have had difficulty in maintaining a long term career. This may be because once a trainer is in the industry they get tired of counting reps in the gym, or feel there is nothing else they can do with their qualification to help their clients get real results. Becoming a Health and Wellness professional can solve this for you.
As a Health and Wellness professional, you can help your clients in all aspects of their lives. You will move people to adopt healthy, long-term, sustainable behaviors that can change the course of their lives.
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The Move Academy Health Coach course teaches you more than just the personal training skills as other courses do. We teach you all of those skills and then go beyond. Our Health coach course starts where the other personal training courses end; so it is great for people that are already in the industry as a health and fitness professionals, a nurse, dietician, massage therapist, wellness coach or somewhere in between.
Fitness and Wellness is a mental battle and Health and Wellness professionals need to have a multitude of skills. When working with your clients you need to be nurturing, encouraging, analytical, patient, a great communicator, motivational, compassionate and a good listener.
The Move Academy Health Coach certification will prepare you to facilitate healthy lifestyle changes for individuals and groups through physical activity guidance, nutritional education and behavior change coaching.
Becoming a Health Coach
Becoming a Health Coach may also allow you to work in other environments other than the gym, boot camp environment, etc. You can incorporate your programming into other wellness work that may happen over the phone, over coffee or in corporate wellness programs.
Becoming a Health Coach can boost your career; allowing you to better the lives of those in your community.
Remember, while being a Health Coach will afford you a great lifestyle, it’s still a job, and you’ll need to work on it to have success. You need to form relationships and have the skills required to make both yourself and your clients succeed. As with all careers you need to find your niche and become a leader in that area.
What do you think so far? Do you still think becoming a Health Coach is the career for you? It’s time to find out what you’ll get out of the job.
Benefits of Being a Health Coach
Working in a feel-good industry like health and fitness can fill you with personal satisfaction every day. You will be changing people’s lives while watching their incredible transformations: however, you can only do so much. You can’t be with your client 24 hours a day, and it’s your client who is ultimately responsible for the impact of your training and coaching.
Health, Wellness and fitness is a global language. It’s unique in that it allows you to travel the world secure in the knowledge that, wherever you go, people are looking for coaches to help them achieve their personal goals whether they are physical, professional or personal goals.
Health Coaches guide their clients to make weight-related behavioral changes through goal-setting, education, motivation, programming, support, appropriate progression and referral when necessary.
The Health Coach qualification combines the personal training qualification with increased knowledge and therefore the possibilities of when and how far you can take your career are limitless.
The world is, quite literally, at your feet and in your own hands.
Are you still keen on a career as a Health Coach?
If you have read this far, we think you should be!!
Step 1 Making and Enquiry
Call us to find out more about this first step to becoming a Health Coach. It doesn’t hurt to ask, and there’s no obligation of any sort. After all, knowledge is power!
Step 2 Speak with a course advisor
When you make your initial enquiry with Move Academy, you’ll be contacted by a Course Advisor to discuss your reasons for pursuing your new career and go through your professional goals. If everything matches up, the Course Advisor will go into more depth around your goals and how to achieve them. Our Course Advisors have industry experience and have run their own successful businesses in the industry.
Step 3 Enrol and get access to your online studies
Once you have had all of your questions answered you will be sent an electronic enrolment form. Once completed, your live student profile will be created and your will receive your login details to have access to your course which contains all of your resource materials, instructional video, exercise database, study tips and student handbook.
Step 4 Tutor Help and Completion
Once you have access to your course, you are free to make your way through the modules at your own pace. Other than the allocated time-frame for your qualification, there are no strict deadlines, however your Tutor will monitor you progress and encourage you to meet your completion time-frame goals.
In addition to your online resources you will be able to attend online webinar and face to face events along with the opportunity to attend specialist workshops.
After you’ve successfully completed your assessments, our Education Manager will undertake a quality assurance process to ensure that you meet all standards required by Move Academy and your flashy new certificate will be issued.
Congratulations you are now a Health Coach and can start working in your chosen area; start to make a impact in the lives of your family, your clients, your community, country and possibly the world! Through your course you may have already gotten some clients and now can start your growth to a successful business.
There is lots of opportunity for you to get your share of this increasing industry. You now just need to figure out what you wish to do. The Total global Fitness industry is estimated to have revenue of US$83.1 billion and the wellness industry is worth US$3.7 trillion. According to the CDC, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35% that are considered obese. This is close to the numbers that are now being reported in New Zealand. Conversely, awareness and education about the importance of a healthy lifestyle continues to increase. With that better understanding is the certain knowledge that exercise improves energy levels, decreases medical expenses and likely increases longevity.
Even consumers that have shied away from the traditional gyms are getting their groove back in boutique workout studios, outdoor boot camps and finding themselves a Health Coach. Market demand is strong, and finding success will come down to finding the type of fitness business that will work for your local community.
With all of the opportunity and after you completed your certificate, Move Academy can help you start your new business in your chosen niche, or coach you to increase your potential in your new career. Speak to us about those options post graduation.