Why everyone (including you) should hire an online coach

Tobias Sjösten

By Tobias Sjösten on 28 Nov, 2019

A CrossFit L1 Trainer, BJJ practitioner, strength aficionado, and vegan. Building muscles without eating them!

What’s one thing every single athlete in the Olympics has in common? (Except for better genes than me.) No matter if they’re weightlifters, long-distance runners, swimmers, or wrestlers, you can be damn sure they all have a coach.

Coaches help transform raw natural talent into extreme levels of performance. They make top-level athletes out of potential.

However, coaches are not reserved for the elite. Everyone can benefit from having one in their corner, no matter if they’re a competitive athlete or an amateur trainee. And we can all reap some massive extra benefits from the work we already put in.

Before we look at the why of coaching, though, let’s define the what.

Why everyone (including you) should hire an online coach

Athlegan offers online coaching for vegan athletes of every level and we help you improve what’s important to you. If you want to lift heavier weights, lose fat or build muscle, run faster, improve your health, or take your sport to the next level, we can help.

Jut to make sure we’re on the same page, this is what we offer:

Benefits of coaching

The basics aren’t hard. Anyone can lift weights, eat well, move fast, and get their heart pumping. That’s the beauty of fitness – everyone can participate!

If you want to optimize your training and diet, however, things get trickier.

How do you track your performance? What progression model do you follow? How do you best train concurrent modalities? High bar or low bar, potato or sweet potato?

A good coach will know the ins and outs of training and diet and have the skills to properly apply it to your training. This translates to some very powerful benefits:

I might be biased but I think those are some significant benefits to having a coach!

But if coaching is so good, why would you hire an online coach specifically, instead of just grabbing any available personal trainer in your gym?

Woman squatting heavy

Online coaching

Despite my praise above, online coaching isn’t a silver bullet. There are some downsides you should know about and everyone must determine for themselves whether they would work better with in-person or online coaching.

For example, some movements – like the Olympic lifts or a proper squat – might be easier to learn with someone standing by your side, pointing out errors and cueing improvements in real-time. It’s still possible to learn technique via online coaching but, if you’re struggling with that, it might be quicker to get in-person coaching.

It can also sometimes feel nice just to meet someone and talk face-to-face, instead of communicating over messages, emails, and video chats.

On the other side, there are some big benefits to online coaching specifically:

Convinced yet?

Lifter putting on his belt

There’s so much to gain from having an online coach and if you’re already putting in a lot of work in your training and food prepping, you owe it to yourself to get the most out of it.

We simply want the most bang for our buck.

But if you’re still hesitant whether online coaching is for you, fear not. We’d love to just have a quick chat and talk about your training and goals, to see whether we are a good fit.

Apply today and let’s see how far we can take your fitness!