Frequently Asked Questions

What is the origin of the coaching?

The word “coaching” finds its origin in Hungary in the XVth century. Derived from the Hungarian ” kocsi ” (Kocs is a town in Hungary) that means ” big covered car “, the word “coach” was used in English for the first time in the XVIth century to indicate a kind of vehicle.

Etymologically, to coach thus means “drive an important person from the point where she is to the point where she wants to go.” (R. Witherspoon and R.P. White, Center for Creative Leadership). In other words, the coach is a professional of the accompaniment relation and it became the American term to indicate the coach in the sports environment.

The term coaching appeared in United States in the 1960s. At first it applied only to professional sports. But today coaching is a service that is available to most athletes and exercise enthusiasts.

In the beginning it simply applied to a physical trainer. But today the coach has become the one person who can advise you on all aspects to make it possible to achieve your goals.

What is a personal trainer?

A personal trainer is an exercise professional with the knowledge and experience to offer advice and guidance in the areas of exercise and fitness. These professionals can assist you by designing a safe and effective exercise program to help you reach personal goals. A personal trainer can assist with weight loss, exercise performance and improved wellness.

I already have a subscription in a fitness center, why do I have to pay an extra for a coach?

Training with a coach guarantees you exercise safely because it is monitored. Your coach motivates you and helps you to push yourself to reach your goal. Your coach follows your progress closely and develops your training, as well as answering all your questions and giving you advice about nutrition.

I am a novice, do I need a coach?

A coach will help you to begin your exercising experience safely. This will make your workout sessions more productive and enjoyable. Having a coach also helps you to avoid unnecessary overuse injuries or muscle soreness. And he can answer all your questions.

Why not rather buy a book?

Although some books can be considered worthwhile, they cannot address individuality. Indeed, these do not take into account your physical condition, your health, etc. Whereas a coach reviews your medical condition during the first appointment and therefore he knows what exercises you should and should not do. Your program is thus adapted to you.

Is the presence of a coach indispensable for training?

The presence of the coach is not necessarily required for each session. As the coaching is a function of accompaniment, some people train alone in addition to the sessions with the coach. For the training days without the coach, a personalized training program is given to our client. However, some other people consider the coach as one of the keys to their motivation and he becomes indispensable.

Are all the programs the same?

Coaching helps for various objectives and the programs that relate to them are all different. These are established and adapted according to your physical condition, your capacity and your goals. It is sometimes possible that your objective is too vague and therefore your coach helps you refine it.

Is there an ideal period or age to be coached?

There is no restriction on the period or optimum age for coaching! Coaching can occur any time of year and can apply from the youngest to the oldest and from the novice to the professional athlete.

However, except for medical restrictions, you are ready to be coached when you have the desire to reach your goals.

Is a coach expensive?

The costs of coaching services are determined by the qualification and experience of the coach and also the city where the activity takes place. To be assisted by a coach thus constitutes an investment. However, price alone does not guarantee that the coach is highly qualified. Always be sure that your coach is competent and well qualified. Indeed, a good coach will always challenge himself and will continue to study to be at the top in coaching tenancies.

Is it necessary to have previous experience in sports to train with you?

Your sports coach will estimate and adapt himself to the level of your physical conditioning. He will design a personalized training program for you even if you have never practiced a sport before. In fact, having a coach assist you in beginning a training program is highly recommended to avoid injuries.

Is it possible to cancel or move a session with my coach on short notice?

Yes, you can! But the cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance. Otherwise this one will be counted and charged to you.

What happens if I have to stop the program for health reasons?

It is essential to be in good health to practice sports. However, if a problem of health appears during your program, your program can be put on hold or stopped entirely according to the gravity of your problem.

What happens if I need to travel on business during the training program?

If your business travel will cover a long period, inform your coach. In this way he can bring your objectives to a successful conclusion before your departure.

But if it is a short-term absence, your coach can put your current contract on hold and will brief you on the exercises you can utilize during your trip.

What is the duration of a coaching session?

The duration of a coaching session depends on the program followed by the customer and on the time that can be dedicated to the training. Coaching sessions normally vary between 30 and 45 minutes. On the other hand, the number of sessions a week can vary between 1 and 5 according to the objectives you want to achieve.

Can a sports coach help me to stop smoking?

Yes, a sports coach can help you to stop smoking! If it is your objective, he can reaffirm this goal and give you incentive to follow through. An added bonus is promoting a positive mental attitude and recommending exercises and that will not only help you to quit but also to avoid gaining weight during this transition through dietary suggestions.

Is my sports coach insured?

Your sports coach is insured for all injuries during the coaching session. A certificate can be given to you upon request.