ASSIGNMENTS

QUEENETH AWOFUSI

1. Write a brief essay on what you understand about Communication and Coaching Skills.
.Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills to learn. Communication itself is defined as transferring information to produce greater understanding. It can be done vocally (through verbal exchanges), through written media (books, websites, and magazines), visually (using graphs, charts, and maps), or non-verbally (body language, gestures, pitch of voice, and tone).
All of these means of communication skills are essential Soft Skills that are vital for a successful Career even as a fitness coach. Having strong communication skills aids in all aspects of life – from professional life to personal life and everything that falls in between.
Good communication skills are essential to allow others and yourself to understand information more accurately and quickly. In contrast, poor communication skills lead to frequent misunderstandings and frustration. Communication and coaching skills they are both different but at the same time they are interconnected. From a business standpoint, that is a coach and her client all transactions result from communication.
Listening To become a good communicator, it is important to be a good listener. It is important to practice active listening – pay close attention to what others are saying and clarify ambiguities by rephrasing their questions for greater understanding.

2. Conciseness Convey your message in as few words as possible. Do not use filler words and get straight to the point. Rambling will cause the listener to tune out or be unsure of what you are talking about. Avoid speaking excessively and do not use words that may confuse the audience.

3. Body language It is important to practice good body language, use eye contact, utilize hand gestures, and watch the tone of the voice when communicating with others. A relaxed body stance with a friendly tone will aid in making you look approachable to others. Eye contact is important in communication – look the person in the eye to indicate that you are focused on the conversation. But make sure to not stare at the person as it can make him or her uncomfortable.

4. Confidence: Be confident in what you say and in your communication interactions with others. Being confident can be as easy as maintaining eye contact, maintaining a relaxed body stance, and talking with concision. Try not to make statements sound like questions and avoid trying to sound aggressive or demeaning.

5. Open-mindedness: In situations where you disagree with what someone else has to say, whether it be with an employer, a co-worker, or a friend, it is important to sympathize with their point of view rather than simply try to get your message across. Respect the opinion of others and never resort to demeaning those who do not agree with you.

6. Respect: Respecting what others have to say and acknowledging them is an important aspect of communication. Being respectful can be as simple as paying attention to what they have to say, using the person’s name, and not being distracted. By respecting others, the other person will feel appreciated, which will lead to a more honest and productive conversation.
7. Using the correct medium. There are several different forms of communication to use – it is important to choose the right one. For example, communicating in person about serious matters (layoffs, salary changes, etc.) is more appropriate than sending an email regarding the matter.

Effects of poor communication skills

1. Lack of specific communication
2. Using the incorrect mediums to convey important messages
3. Passive-aggressive communication
4. Lack of follow-through and consideration
5. Blaming and intimidating others
6. Failing to listen
As a general rule, a fitness coach will need to know how to bring out the best in their clients by understanding advanced training principles and nutrition, but most importantly, they will need to understand the role that psychology and behavior change plays in client progression and success. All it is not enough to be a great coach in training but it is paramount to have an exceptional communication skills.

2. Outline a dramatic script of a true candid life interaction between you and a new client to your gym. If you flawed in any way include it. Finally, what was the outcome?

Client: Hello good morning
Queenoftrack: hi good morning
Client: Please am I speaking with Queenneth?
Queenoftrack: Yes please
Client: I got your contacts from a friend. I want to get fit and most importantly lose weight. Queenoftrack: okay yes ,you’re right my name is queeneth they call me Queen of track so I’m into personal training and group session so how do you want us to go about it
Client: usually I go to work Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. so 4:00 p.m. so I don’t know what time we can fix
Queenoftrack: okay which would be convenient for you
Client: um I think evening will be fine because morning I’ll be rushing I have to prepare food
Queenoftrack: so we could have three sessions in a week so you pick the days that would be convenient
Client: okay I pick Tuesday Thursday and Saturday
Queenoftrack: Oh that’s great,we have group session on Saturday so you can join the class
Client: Oh that would be lovely. Thank you have a great day

Queenoftrack: So we started the class when we started ,One of the mistake I made was not asking if she had any injury that needed close attention,so one of our sessions I noticed she was wincing in pain especially when I asked her to squat it was there I asked her
Queenoftrack: Are you hurting
Client: Yes I am ooo, infact I noticed since I started exercising my knee has been paining me badly sometimes I barely walk without any pain
Queenoftrack: So sorry about that but before we started our training have you had these pain before
Client: Yes I used to but its worse now
Queenoftrack: Oh my bad, I was supposed to ask you this before we started I am so sorry its my fault. You know for every exercise there is a modification which makes it easy for both the young and old to exercise without worry.
I will have to change somethings for you but for now you may need to get a knee support then we would reduce exercises that would put pressure on your knee but aside that is there any other complain
Client: No rather its an improvement, before I used to pant heavily when I walk a long distance or even take a stair but now infact I find it easy to walk longer distance and even walk at a faster pace while taking the stair
Queenoftrack: Oh that’s great. I am so happy that means I will increase your reps now ooo
Client: No wahala as long as it wont kill me(laughs)
Queenoftrack: No it won’t (smiles)
Client: Thanks for today
Queenoftrack: You’re welcome ma,have a blessed night rest and remember to take a lot of water.

3. Dave seems to draw all the clients that come to the gym to himself this got some of his colleagues wandering what different his was doing some ascribed it to luck charms.

What do you feel would have made Dave the star attraction in the gym?
Give your candid explanation…,
Dave showed great signs of a good coach by having good communication skills it’s most likely the way he interacts with his clients and the way he treats them by checking on them,paying attention to their complaints. Another thing is he may be keen to feedback which helps him strategizes his coaching tactics could be exceptional in the sense that he could be one who pays very much by going back and sitting down to check for what needs to be corrected and what needs to be advanced.
He could also be a great motivator and hype man by boosting their moral and building their body confidence.

4. Write about the negative effects of poor form in the gym.
Good form involves more than just standing upright. Your muscles and joints go through a lot when you lift, and if they aren’t properly aligned, it can set off a series of bodily events that lead to injury or discomfort. Every type of workout has its own version of correct form and technique.poor form can lead to injury, including strains, sprains, tears, and breakages of muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints.

VICTORIA

  1. Write a brief essay on what you understand about Communication and Coaching Skills. 

Answer: Communication is the ability to convey your message to your clients and also receive from them what they want to achieve and their concerns. Communication also includes verbal and nonverbal and as a fitness trainer you must learn to understand when your clients speaks verbally or have facial expressions.

Coaching skills: As a trainer your priority is on your clients not yourself, that is to pay attention to clients needs while you guide them through also as a coach you must understand their fitness level part time so you don’t over load them with workout while they progress gradually.

  1. Outline a dramatic script of a true candid life interaction between you and a new client to your gym. If you flawed in any way include it. Finally, what was the outcome?

Answer: I received a client, he was all about working on this abs, biceps and triceps in conclusion he left to resume when he is ready 

  1. ⁠ Dave seems to draw all the clients that come to the gym to himself this got some of his colleagues wandering what different his was doing some ascribed it to luck charms.

What do you feel would have made Dave the star attraction in the gym?

Give your candid explanation…,

Answer: what stood Dave out was the fact that he has empathy and he also as listening ears,knows how to build relationships with clients in and outside training session.

  1. Write about the negative effects of poor form in the gym.

Answer: The negative effects of poor form in the gym is that the client will have dislocation, injury and also it can also effect the posture.

Odinakachi Victoria Anyabuike 

 

HENRY OYANGO

Kindly find responses to the questions earlier sent.

Regards.

  1. Communication is key in the client-coach relationship.

Whether verbal, non-verbal, contextual. This is the foundational step for the coach to know what the client really needs and for the client to also know and understand that the coach has been able to comprehend his/her desires while in the gym. This active listening gives the client reassurance that they are in the right and safe environment that is incident and injury free. It is at this point that a good coach will demonstrate, explain to the client proper techniques and form to ensure client safety. While at this, the coach can choose to be creative and personalize workouts to fit the client’s preferences.

  1. I had a new client, an elderly lady in her mid 50s who had been frustrated before, since she had enrolled in gyms before after her doctor’s instruction. She was ailing from pressure, obesity and other underlying issues. After several months of working out, she saw no results and her condition was not improving. She bumped into me and we struck a conversation where she expressed her disappointment. In our talks, I happened to challenge her to what she was doing and eating. She accepted though not fully; but after a one-month trial period, she first noticed that clothes were not fitting and she opted to go see her doctor who did tests and encouraged her to continue doing whatever it is she was doing though she needed to check her diet. She then came back and confided in me that there were indeed positive results from her doctor. It is at this point that I realized I had not been very keen on her diet because the desired target had not been attained in as much as she had drastically shred weight. The next month’s session, she came back and enrolled her husband and children who she paid for that month.
  1. Dave’s handling of and approach to clients is welcoming. This is the first impression the client gets upon that first interaction. Clients are wooed further by the follow-up after the first inquiry visit from the coach.  His way of correcting, demonstrating correct and proper forms of workouts, warm-ups & cool-downs to clients’ mistakes is soft and encourages the clients to continue working out thus giving them the very much needed confidence. By doing this, he built trust and rapport with his clients. He implemented the SMART approach in achieving his and the client’s goals while being considerate by being supportive to the client during their challenging times in the gym. This brought a ripple effect to Dave as it sealed their resilience and commitment in the subscriptions.
  1. Poor form in the gym is lack of close supervision from the coach. Poor form will not activate the targeted muscles hence leading to strains on muscles & joints with no growth which also staunts the client’s fitness journey. A gym with no focus on proper form increases liability and risks of picking up injuries and damages the reputation of the coach.

Be Fit!

Your Health, Your Wealth.

PAUL IMONAH

Todays Q & A are as follows.

  1. Write a brief essay on what you understand about Communication and Coaching Skills. 

* (A). Communication: My understanding on this subject is as follows, your ability as a Fitness Coach to communicate with your clients what you want both of you to achieve on the long run, also to create an atmosphere, where your client can be comfortable to share their challenges & progresses with you, you as a Trainer must understand the different forms of communications, which are Verbal & None Verbal “Facial” communication, you shouldn’t be oblivious when you are with your client, you must be vigilant to read their none verbal communication, because that’s what they use mostly when running an exercise program. Also have a listening ear when they are making complaints or observations.

* (B). Coaching Skills: As a Fitness Coach, You must be able to communicate the various Exercise programs to your clients, teach them proper forms, you should show them examples before letting them do it & make sure you keep an eye on them throughout the reps. Also, you must learn to work at their pace, don’t rush them with different programs, take it one step at a time, build with them & watch them grow gradually. As a Coach, you are not there to show your skills, yours is to help the clients achieve their desired goals by first underatanding their needs, then you can gradually lead them through the journey of Wellness. 

  1. Outline a dramatic script of a true candid life interaction between you and a new client to your gym. If you flawed in any way include it. Finally, what was the outcome?

* (A). A guy came to the gym last week to make enquiries, I introduced myself as the Head Trainer as well as my assistant who was also with me. I showed him around the gym facility, showed him the Equipments while I explained their use, he told me he wanted to build muscles, then I responded, that won’t be an issue, I’ll put him on some diet that will help his muscles & joints respond positively to training, that he should start by coming 3 times a week, then we can add more days, then with time, I’ll gradually increase the weights. He agreed then I requested he comes with a doctor’s report when coming to register that I don’t train anyone without first knowing their medical history. He smiled & was glad I asked, because he personally told me he has been to several Gym’s & none of them requested for a doctor’s report, they where only interested on him starting & paying up. Well, he finally registered with me, after presenting his doctor’s report. He will be resuming in January, because he has traveled for the festive season.

  1. ⁠ Dave seems to draw all the clients that come to the gym to himself this got some of his colleagues wandering what different his was doing some ascribed it to luck charms.

What do you feel would have made Dave the star attraction in the gym?

Give your candid explanation…

* (A). In my many years of being a Fitness Trainer, I have met quite a number of trainers who are only interested in collecting money & training, but only few dare to connect with their client & truly listen to what they really want & that’s where I believe Dave belong, he is a good listener, he really knows how to connect with people & yes, he knows his onions, he knows what he is doing & he is obviously good at it. He delivers.

  1. Write about the negative effects of poor form in the gym.

* (A). Poor form while running a program in the gym can lead to injuries & can also lead to postural deformity. You might dislocate a joint, tear a muscle or even break your bone if you are not in proper form when lifting a weight or running on a Threadmill without concentrating. So I advice anyone new to the Gym to listen to the Trainer & follow every single instruction to avoid injuries.

BENJAMIN ANI
Essay on Communication and Coaching Skill;
First of all let me start by saying that effective communication establishes
trust between the fitness professional and client, for this reason it is a
necessity for a successful coaching skill.
Now let’s digress a little into the coaching skill. It is being able to
understand client, motivate him or her, set a realistic goal and provide
support.
Now let’s look at the communication aspect, for someone to be a trainer
whether personal trainer or group trainer you need not just to have a good
voice but a very audible voice, so you could be able to pass a clear
instruction to your client, so they too will be able to hear you clearly and
understand you.
Another thing is being able to know the right tone to use at a particular
time, and also to understand those clients are different.
For example; the tone you use to motivate Mr. A might be a demoralizing
tone to Mr. B, so as a coach we need to understand these differences to be
able to have a good communication, so we can be able to deliver a positive
result to our client. Thank you

1: Communication and Coaching Skills

 

– For the new customers 

it’s started All time between them and Trainers wed Smile and containment its makes them feel comfortable even ask them about his journey and haw his life going on to understand more and specifying his level of fitness by asking them about do he practice the sport and last time he did it ….

 

– GX customers 

need motivation and keeping the ayes on them by Motivation and correction of the move and short explanation ,sometime just one word like (good job – nice move – best style….) makes the relation wed the GX Trainer and customer also goings more comfortable by motion haw it will be next Classes and if there is any special news like events or birthday of someone 

 

  1. Outline a dramatic script :

a day when we are all busy on prepare the bigger events of the year , we decide to double the classes to gives opportunities to gives chance for all , so one woman she come earlier to get a bike she put her stuff on the bike reservation but we mention on a paper that the Reservation it’s not allowed, we close of course the bike STUDIO 30 min before starting the classes 

so, she come on time and she find that I removed her staff  its was sooo angry she called the owner directly they asked me to come explain what happened…

and I find her on the office next day I was wondering but she asked forgiveness because she not understand the policies changed that day… I react wed positive I received her apologies like its nothing happened and she is one of my best friends now 🤷‍♂️

reaction : when this woman getting angry ,she insulted me and grandfather’s and more I’m not answering on her,  first reason that she old women also for me if I integrating on this bad situation I will lose  the respect of my clients .

3.Dave seems

of course he has the Magic of Humanity he received the people wed good smile and he winne the respect 

of the clients by following them and asking about them selves and he must Demolish the barrier and be the person ho they can Asked all time and any time 

That’s the Trainer Magic

  1. negative effects 

be Shay wed customers or arrogantly person it makes the quality shutter down also the people will avoid you

let the customers wedout following them and practicing the wrong move and wrong programs it’s bad 

start late and act like robot on classes it’s bad .