Here’s why you have a coach: a goal.
There’s too much out there. You know you can’t do everything. A lot of it looks—or sounds—good.
I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs, or even daily WODs.
But you can’t do it all, and trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty!
Everyone knows about overtraining, and we’re all scared of getting injured. But most don’t realize there’s an optimal amount of training to do, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to eat.
Too little, and your progress will be slow. But doing too many workouts has the exact same effect on your goals.
We choose functional fitness for our group training because it’s a great balance: It’s not too little and it’s not too much. But even as hard as Capacity Fitness workouts are, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run,” or even to do multiple workouts in a day. This is NOT the path to success.
More is NOT better. Better is better.
You have a coach. That coach is your filter.
Your coaches are here to tell you what’s optimal, not what’s minimal.
At Capacity Fitness & Nutrition, our coaches want to talk to you every 3-4 months. One-on-one, in person. We want to put you on the InBody, ask about your goal or goals, review your progress and then give you the best possible prescription.
What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess for your goals.
We don’t want you to try fad diets just because someone else is doing them. We don’t want you to drink a gallon of milk a day just because you saw it online (truth: this was a CrossFit fad circa 2011. We didn’t join that one). We don’t even want you to do what everyone else in the gym is doing because their program is theirs. It’s not yours. Train in a group, tailor individually: That’s what our coaches do.
You have a coach.
They’re a filter.
Next time you see a workout online and think, “Oooooh, that looks spicy! Gotta try it after the noon group tomorrow!” ask your coach if it fits your goals. Take it from a banged-up meathead who learned the hard way!
Coaches play a vital role in helping you achieve your goals. With countless options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and tempted to try every new trend in the fitness world. However, trying to do it all will do more harm than good. Overtraining and the risk of injuries are well-known concerns, but what many people fail to realize is that there’s an optimal amount of training, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to consume.
At Capacity Fitness, we prioritize functional fitness for our group training because it strikes the perfect balance. It’s not too little, and it’s not too much. Our workouts are carefully designed to challenge you while avoiding excessive strain. However, even with these well-balanced workouts, it’s common for individuals to feel tempted to do more. They might consider adding a “recovery run” or even attempting multiple workouts in a single day. Let me be clear: this is NOT the path to success. Quantity does not equate to quality. Better is always better than more.
This is precisely where your coach becomes invaluable. Your coach serves as your filter, guiding you towards what is optimal for your unique goals. At Capacity Fitness & Nutrition, we believe in regular one-on-one goal review sessions every 3-4 months. During these sessions, we personally assess your progress, discuss your objectives, and provide you with the most effective prescription tailored to your needs. This goal review is an essential part of your membership, ensuring that you never have to guess or fall for fad diets or trends just because everyone else is doing them.
Our goal is to prevent you from getting lost in the sea of options and to provide you with a personalized roadmap to success. We don’t want you to blindly follow what others are doing without considering your specific goals and requirements. Fad diets and fleeting trends can lead you astray and hinder your progress. Instead, we advocate for training in a group setting while tailoring the approach to each individual. That’s what our coaches excel at—they design programs that suit each person’s unique needs and aspirations.
So, the next time you come across an enticing workout online and think about trying it, consult your coach first. They possess the knowledge and expertise to assess whether it aligns with your goals and will help you avoid unnecessary setbacks. Trust me, I learned the hard way as a banged-up meathead—having a coach as your filter is the key to long-term success.
Remember, your coach is there to ensure you make informed decisions, stay on track, and achieve your goals effectively. Embrace the guidance and expertise they provide, and watch as your journey towards success becomes smoother and more rewarding. At Capacity Fitness, we’re committed to helping you reach your full potential. Together, we can navigate the overwhelming fitness landscape and unlock your true capacity for greatness.
Read this Ted article about the science behind goal setting here.