Here is James FitzGerald’s answer to what is a professional fitness coach pulled from the latest episode of 10 Minutes of Fitness with James FitzGerald and Michael Pilhofer.
In the fitness industry, there is a lot of confusion about what constitutes a professional coach. While for some coaching might be just one source of income, James argues that unless you are not solely committed to fitness coaching you are not a professional. Here is James’ definition of a professional fitness coach.
Professional Fitness Coach: Defined
A professional coach is someone who makes a living off solely coaching. They are committed to the act perfecting their craft and are 100% devoted to that alone. James elaborates on this by saying a professional coach is a guiding light in a world where mental prowess is honored more than physical and that these coaches guide their clients to living an inspired life through fitness.
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