Lifestyle Fitness Coach Certification
Lifestyle Fitness Coaching is a form of life coaching for fitness professionals and the missing link between your client and their total success!
“It’s life coaching for fitness pros”
Your Program Includes:
- Course Notepacket Outline in PDF form (easily printable)
- Audio Lesson of John Spencer Ellis, EdD, MBA, discussing fundamentals of fitness coaching and the specific business strategies for fitness coaching. (mp3)
- Dynamic interview of James Gavin, Ph.D. (author of Lifestyle Fitness Coaching) by Dr. John Spencer Ellis (mp3)
- Official Textbook (purchased separately)
Lifestyle Fitness Coaching is the Next Revolution
Lifestyle Fitness Coaching is the next revolution in the fitness industry. For decades, fitness professionals have had various degrees of success motivating clients and making them accountable for a healthy lifestyle. Today, fitness coaching has been refined into a science. Personal trainers no longer have to wonder how to get and keep their clients on track with their desired results.
Fitness and lifestyle coaching is different than personal training in many aspects.
Personal trainers are responsible for initial and ongoing fitness assessments, program structure, technique, application, programming updates and exercise science.
Lifestyle fitness coaches are responsible for uncovering the client’s motivational strategies, building rapport with the client,creating meaningful dialog, using questionnaires to determine likes, dislikes, immediate, intermediate and long-term goals.
In many cases, clients will greatly benefit from both personal training and fitness coaching. If an individual has more experience with exercise and lacks strategy or motivation, they may be a candidate for more coaching rather than training, yet both can be offered. When a person has little weight training experience, but well defined and appropriate goals, and shows consistent motivational techniques, they will likely need much less coaching and more direct oversight of their fitness training program.
What is the difference between a personal trainer, life coach and a lifestyle fitness coach?
Here’s an example for working with “Subject A”:
Subject A: Male, 55, moderately fit, no recent surgeries, no contraindications to begin an exercise program.
Sport of Choice: Golf
Goal: Improve golf game
Occupation: Business executive nearing retirement
Approach: Personal Trainer (PT) – After proper assessments, the PT begins a training program to include core, functional training, foam rollers, ROM and balance work to improve his golf game.
Life Coach (LC) – Assesses goals, values, resources and motivators of the client. LC works with client to create life balance, happiness and personal success.
Lifestyle Fitness Coach (LFC) – Works with the trainer or life coach (unless he or she is already trained these specific areas). The LFC works hand-in-hand with the client to learn how he will better integrate his love of golf, his improved ability to play golf, and his increased time to play golf, into his changing life as he moves into retirement.
The LFC will also discover through dialog how the client will best embrace a healthy and fit lifestyle (according to his values and beliefs) for maximum enjoyment and results.
There are an endless combination of scenarios defining which client will need more or less coaching and more or less fitness training. So, this is why it’s imperative for the fitness professional to become Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach. Many trainers offer “coaching” to their clients, but as you will learn, MOST are doing it incorrectly. You will want to know why, and how to correctly master this helpful skill.
“Coaching” is an art and “training” is a science.
When combined together correctly, your client attains higher levels of success and satisfaction.
Business Options for the Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach:
Personal trainers who are now ready to add lifestyle fitness coaching to their business can do so in many ways. There are unlimited options. One way to start would be to incorporate coaching for your personal training clients. So,during your warm-up and cool down periods,you use your newfound skills to get the client into the right frame of mind to stay focused and get the most out of the training session. This will likely improve your client’s results, but because the service is not clearly defined, it could be difficult to charge.
Another option is to offer a 90-minutes session once a week. It can be evenly split between fitness and coaching. A quiet room with privacy is needed for the coaching segment for confidentiality. At least once a month should be dedicated to a coaching session to check in with progress, re-establish new goals, or come up with solutions for obstacles and so on.
You may decide to offer the coaching as a completely independent component of your professional services. In these situations, you may have different attire or even meet in a different environment. When you segregate your services in this manner, you may find that you attract a completely different client base than you currently have, or have been attracting, for your personal training services.
Frequently, lifestyle fitness coaching takes place by telephone and over the internet via email and webinars. Coaches can have electronic forms for the client to access prior to each phone coaching session. The coach will have time to review and assess the information from these forms to help direct the focus of the forthcoming coaching session. The website can be used to offer initial information about the coaching services, the coach’s bio, coaching philosophy, surveys and messages of inspiration.
Lifestyle fitness coaching can also be done in a group environment, just like group exercise is done. Each class/session has a specific theme. The attendees each have a similar interest in the class format/topic being discussed. And, each participant is at somewhat of a similar ability level/place in life. Coaching topics for groups could include Finding Your Perfect Fitness Quest, Moving Through Mid-Life, Momentum in the New Year, or Discovering Your Ideal Self. Each of these topics would appeal to specific demographics which would allow for better dialog and continuity within the group.
When you are marketing your new life coaching services, you must consider who will be using your coaching skills. Remember as a coach, you want to gain the respect needed for your new higher echelon of professional services.
As you can see, you have unlimited career options as a Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach.
Your FREE Bonus #1
7 Secrets to a New Body video – This is a LIVE seminar presented by Dr. John Spencer Ellis. It covers all the hidden treasures to optimal health and a strong body.
A $29 Value – Yours FREE!
Your FREE Bonus #2
Life Coaching Business Success – This is a must-see LIVE presentation by Dr. John Spencer Ellis explaining the ins-and-outs of life coaching business. You will learn about business structure, marketing, web sites, passive income, information products and building a successful coaching practice.
A $100 Value – Yours FREE!
Program Title: Lifestyle Fitness Coach Certification
Credential You Will Earn: Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach (CLFC)
Program Overview: Comprehensive course including coaching concepts, motivational strategies, scope of practice, list of assessment tools and techniques and business models for fitness coaching.
Intended for: Individuals who have a fitness background and desire to expand their career options within the fitness and wellness industry.
Course Objective: To provide you with all the needed tools to facilitate effective fitness coaching and enjoy a successful career implementing the added business components.
Approvals: ISSA 15 CEUs, Spencer Institute 2.0 CEUs, NESTA 2.0 CEUs
Prerequisites: One of the following is strongly recommended, but not required – National personal trainer certification, group exercise certification.
Recertification Requirements: Certification is valid for (2) two years. You are required to complete 2.0 units (20 hours) of CEUs (continuing education credits) to keep your certification valid. Please review the 2-Year Recertification Guide for further details.
Program Includes: Distance Learning Format – PowerPoint slideshows in support of your course textbook and online exam (75 questions).
Certification Exam Requirements: Passing a 75 question multiple choice, non-proctored exam with 80% or higher. The exam for this course is completed online, accessed on demand from the course dashboard.
Additional Materials Required: Lifestyle Wellness Coaching by James Gavin, PhD textbook is required and is sold separately through Amazon.