Andrea is a figure competitor, powerlifter, and natural bodybuilding coach working with the 3D Muscle Journey team, who I’ve been interviewing one after another because, well, they’re great.

When I reached out to Andrea, she proposed that we talk about something I myself have been wanting to comment on: the state of the online coaching space.

With Instagram, Snapchat, and fitness getting more and more popular, everyone and their brother is a coach these days, and unfortunately, many of these people have no idea what they’re doing, and many others are outright frauds.

Just because someone looks good themselves doesn’t mean they can help others get there, and just because they post impressive before and after shots of “clients” doesn’t mean those shots weren’t just swiped from the Internet.

And I say all this based on firsthand experience, because I hear every week from people working with one coach or another that hate their diets and workout programs and are frustrated with their lack of results.

Well, in this interview, Andrea and I talk about the state of online coaching and what some of the big problems are, as well as what people should look for when considering hiring a coach, some tips for new and aspiring coaches to get a jump start and then establish a reputation as being credible and competent, and more.

So if you’re looking for a coach or are considering hiring one, or if you are a coach or want to become one, then I think you’re going to really find this helpful. And if none of that applies to you, well, you still might find it interesting.

Here it is…

TIME STAMPS

YouTube:

2:55 – Is the rise of online coaching a good thing?

6:51 – What are the problems with online coaching?

13:26 – How do you help people get through problems outside of fitness that interfere with their progress?

15:35 – What are the red flags when looking at online coaches?

23:53 – How do you become a coach and do it right?

24:59 – How do you get educated?

28:00 – Do you have to look the part?

32:55 – Do you need credentials?

36:42 – How do you stay credible as the space grows?

43:12 – Where can people find more about you and what you’re doing?

Audio:

6:21 – Is the rise of online coaching a good thing?

10:17 – What are the problems with online coaching?

16:52 – How do you help people get through problems outside of fitness that interfere with their progress?

19:01 – What are the red flags when looking at online coaches?

27:19 – How do you become a coach and do it right?

28:25 – How do you get educated?

31:26 – Do you have to look the part?

36:21 – Do you need credentials?

40:08 – How do you stay credible as the space grows?

46:38 – Where can people find more about you and what you’re doing?

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