Give The Gift Of Health This Christmas

Posted by on Monday, December 2, 2013

Our seasonal offer is designed to kick start your New Year and get you off to the flying start you want.

10 x personal training sessions for the cost £450.00 which will also include full access to our Coach Connect Programme AND this offer will also include an unlimited class pass for our Group Fitness Programme for your duration of your PT programme.

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Stuck on ideas for loved ones, family and friends at Christmas? Treat them to a Project Active voucher and help them get 2014 off to a healthy active start.

Do you know someone who has been talking about getting fit for ages? Perhaps there’s a wedding on the horizon? A friend trying to tone up or lose weight? Or a colleague looking to take the step up to the next level in their sport? Well why not get them on the right track with a sports massage session or personal nutrition and fitness plan today!

Five Myths About Getting a Coach…Busted!

There’s no doubt that when you start on the  quest for health and fitness then nothing will take you to the next level like getting a coach. A coach will customize your training program to your needs based on where you are currently, what you want to achieve, and your unique strengths and weaknesses.

A coach also adds a heightened sense of accountability.

However, many of us think “a coach is not for me” for various reasons. Here are the top five reasons we hear athletes say they’re not going to hire a coach…and why you should rethink your assumptions.

1) “It’s too expensive.”

Many athletes perceive personal coaching as too expensive. However, there’s a wide range in the level of coaching that is available – for example you may decide that all you need is to chat with your coach on the phone once a week and that is enough for you. Also, let’s dig deeper into this, beyond fees. Training for sport is a practice in time management and prioritization skills. Workouts have to be fit around school, work, family, social or other obligations. A coach can help you maximise your time, making sure you use it most efficiently. An effective training program is not just about logging hours and miles. If you structure your training effectively, incorporating intensity in the right way, you can cut your volume down and actually get faster. When you’re training, you invest time away from important life priorities – a coach will help make sure it’s time well spent. It’s too expensive NOT to have a coach

2) “I’m not a serious enough athlete”.

Coaching is not just for pros and elites. According to USAT’s 2012 membership breakdown, one of the fastest growing groups in triathlon are age groupers, aged 30-49. These athletes are hiring coaches. Many coaches specialise in beginner or more recreational athletes. It’s a matter of finding the right coach who will work with your background, your ability, and your goals for the future. Further, you may not think of yourself as a “serious enough athlete” right now, but that could change with targeted training and expert feedback – which only a coach can provide. There are athletes of varying levels of experience, but what they all have in common is that they are serious about RESULTS. If you are too, you should consider getting a coach.

3) “It’s too much of a time and personal commitment, dictated by someone who doesn’t understand my life”.

Having a coach is a personal relationship. It’s important to research a few coaches and find the one that is the best fit for you.  It is a good choosing a coach based on qualifications alone. You have to have a rapport with that coach and feel like you work with them. Rapport is paramount! A good coach will work around your schedule and your life commitments. The right coach will work with you to maximise the time you do have towards your training and racing and not to their own agenda

4) “I wouldn’t know where to start looking”.

There are a number of online registries and social media sponsored adverts but as with most things, ask your trusted friends and family if they know and can recommend anyone.  We can all do a Google search and get a hundred trainers pop up but who are they? Always check for client testimonials and the actual date these were recorded, are they recent? A good trainer will always be willing to have an a non committal  initial chat and meeting to discuss in depth about what they can do for you.

5) “I can self-coach or work off a plan just fine”.

True, you can. Many athletes attain their goals through self-coaching or following a training plan. But can those goals be set higher when working with a coach? What happens if you get injured or sick? A plan doesn’t know that you’ve had the flu for one week, or that your kids have been sick and out of school. A coach’s job is to work around those things that come up. A lot of online plans are generic and do not cater for you and your specifics ie movement patterns, postural dysfunctions, over / under active muscles just to start.

So, are you ready to get started?

Our vouchers can be used for personal training, evade strength & fitnessgroup classes, coach connect, sports massage, weight-loss programmes and lifestyle coaching.

It’s quick, pay via PayPal and we will email your voucher straightaway.

We can even add a personal message.

Vouchers are valid for 6 months from the issue date.

For more details email ben@project-active or phone 07940 733102.