We want to make your coaches better.
We train the two sides of a coaching brain: the left (analytical) and the right (emotional.) We want your coaches to know movements and people.
A major part of good coaching is understanding why a particular workout was chosen for a particular audience on a particular day. The “Why?” should always precede the “How?”
We call this type of deliberate programming “Benefits-Based Programming.” Choosing workouts that are “hard for the sake of hard” or because “we haven’t done thrusters in awhile” is “Features-Based Programming.”
Here’s more on the topic:
Benefits-Based and Features-Based Programming
Starting your programming from “Why?” will also help the programmer answer the questions that make for great workouts:
- What’s the best way to achieve the result I seek?
- What’s the simplest way? (The Pareto Principle, or 80/20 rule)
- What’s the easiest way?
It will help the coach scale the workouts appropriately, by asking:
- What’s the intended result of this workout?
- How can the client achieve the result without X exercise?
- If I had to achieve the result without X equipment, how would I do it?
It will help the client answer:
- What is this workout doing for me?
- Why did I choose this gym?
- Why did I show up today?
Even if you don’t adopt Benefits-Based Programming forever, spending 90 days focused on the “Why?” of your workouts will help everyone.