Why we focus on one-on-one Personal Coaching at Range of Motion.
At Range of Motion, every single one of our clients has their own Personal Coach , who they work with one-on-one at least once a week.
The title ‘Personal Coach’ is deliberate.
They’re not just a Personal Trainer (although we guess that’s part of their role). They’re not just there to work with you one-on-one. It’s what they do OUTSIDE your sessions that really makes a difference.
Think of them like your very own Personal Health Manager. They focus on the big picture. The exercise you’re doing when they’re NOT one-on-one with you. How you’re eating. How you’re sleeping. Your mental health. The building of healthy long-term habits.
When we hire new Personal Coaches, there’s only one key competency we really care about.
If they genuinely care about people, we know they’ll be a great fit for Range of Motion. With our extensive Staff Professional Development Program we know that we can fill in the gaps – but they have to care. And they do.
If you’re new to exercise, your Personal Coach can guide you and hold your hand through the process. We believe in starting slow, which you can read about in ‘Why we start slow at Range of Motion‘ They will help you build a strong and safe foundation that will serve you well, long in to the future. They will be there to ensure you’re moving with the correct technique and mechanics. Check out ‘Why we prioritise movement quality at Range of Motion‘.
Your Personal Coach is also your ‘quality control’ manager. They will hold you to high standards, knowing that you’re able to achieve these standards. They know that aiming high is the best way to help you get the best out of yourself. We place high importance in the standards we enforce, a concept we talk about in ‘Why we hold each other to such high standards at Range of Motion‘,
Your Personal Coach also gives you the opportunity to learn more complex or ‘higher order’ exercises and movements. We’ve noticed there’s often a relationship between how BENEFICIAL an exercise is, and how COMPLEX that exercise is. Of course, this isn’t always true, but we don’t want your results to ever be limited because you don’t know how to do something. You can learn about the variety in what we do in two other articles, ‘Why we have so much exercise variety at Range of Motion‘ and ‘Why we draw from so many different fields of exercise at Range of Motion‘.
But Range of Motion isn’t just about one-on-one sessions. Your Personal Coach will also help you manage your individualised exercise program which you can complete at Range of Motion (under the supervision of our staff) when you’re not working directly with them.
Your Personal Coach is there to maximise your time at Range of Motion. They’ll ensure you’re getting a valuable experience to help maximise your health and fitness.
Dan Williams is the Director of Range of Motion and leads a team of Exercise Physiologists, Sports Scientists, Physiotherapists and Coaches. He has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) and a Postgraduate Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science from The University of Western Australia, with minors in Biomechanics and Sport Psychology.