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By Stefan Ianev
One of our early mentors, the late Charles Poliquin, used to have a saying “You need to learn more to earn more”.
This is especially true in today’s day and age where personal trainers and even gen-pop clients are savvier than ever. This means that the personal training industry is a lot more competitive than it used to be, and it is a lot harder to stand out. In other words, if you don’t make a committed effort to up-skill yourself, you will quickly get left in the dust.
Fortunately, high quality information is more readily available these days and you don’t need to do a university degree or fly across the world to get access to it.
In this article, we share the top 5 reasons why studying with Clean Health can make you a better coach and help propel your career.
You will be up to date with the most current and relevant scientific literature
We have access to the latest scientific literature at our fingertips, and we even have the ability to be involved in and assist with many research projects.
As a result, we update all our courses annually to ensure they remain relevant. Therefore, if you enrol in a course with us, you know you are getting the latest cutting-edge information.
You will learn methods and systems that have been refined and tested with over 100,000 clients
Our courses are not only evidence backed: before we were an education provider, we operated two gyms, and have served over 100,000 clients over the years, and conducted over 250,000 PT sessions! We’ve trained a number of elite athletes and record holders across multiple different sports.
That means all the methods and systems that we teach in our courses have been tried, tested and refined over and over, through real-world, in the trenches experience, with both clients and ourselves.
You will save years of wasted learning and experimenting with methods that don’t work
Between myself and Clean Health founder Daine McDonald, we had to travel the world and hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of our careers to get to where we did, yet we’ve had students reach that point in a fraction of the time and cost.
We can only wish we had this type of information at our fingertips early on in our careers. It would have helped fast-track our careers tremendously and save us hundreds of thousands of dollars!
You will learn the science and physiology behind how different methods and systems work
Learning systems and practical methods are great, but the real key lies in understanding why those systems and methods work. By understanding the underlying physiology, you will be much more flexible in your approach, and you will be able to adapt the systems to each of your clients’ specific needs.
You will learn how to influence your clients to take actions they need to take to reach their goals
Having all the knowledge in the world is useless, unless you, as a coach, are able to influence your clients to take action. We have met many coaches over the years that were very knowledgeable or had no problems at all getting themselves into shape, but failed to translate that into getting client results.
This is why we spend a lot of time in our certifications focusing on the art of coaching and how to influence your clients, so that you not only become a great trainer but also a great coach. They are two different things that require different types of skill sets.