Thursday, October 23, 2014

Group workouts vs Personal Coaching

Many may ask, why should I have a coach if I'm training with a group already?

Group workouts generally focus on fitness, not necessarily training for an event. They are structured to build a social network of like-minded individuals. Many are led by certified coaches that have the knowledge to improve technique through drills and observation. These workouts are motivational because of the peer pressure of meeting a group and the support from others to hold the pace.

Personal coaching is an opportunity for one-on-one attention. A coach will personalize a plan for a specific goal and make adjustments to achieve results. Individualized attention is given to athletes to improve performance and negate injury through adequate recovery and adaptation. Coaches provide motivation through development of mental skills and constant feedback.

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