As a personal trainer or fitness coach, a large part of your job is to help clients reach their fitness goals. This could be weight loss, increased muscle mass, improved strength, or a whole host of other pursuits. Nutrition coaching using Trainerize can help.
Regardless of the goal, it’s a universal truth that exercise alone will never be the answer. After all, they do say, “you can’t out-train a bad diet” for a reason, and it’s absolutely true! To achieve results, clients need to look carefully at their nutrition. To help them get there, personal trainers need to find ways to support their clients in developing healthy eating habits.
Whether you’re a certified nutritionist or not, taking your clients “I eat healthily!” at face value is not enough. Remember that healthy to your clients might be completely different to you—a trained professional. Luckily, Trainerize comes with a collection of features designed to help track and manage client nutrition, so you don’t have to rely on clients’ personal accounts of their eating habits.
Here are 3 ways you can deliver nutrition coaching using Trainerize, and offer your clients the guidance they need to find success:
1. Track Client Nutrition With the Fitbit or MyFitnessPal Integration
This is probably the easiest way you can start offering support and nutrition coaching through Trainerize. Easy to set up and use for both trainers and clients, this solution lets you see what your clients are eating, so you can give them real-time feedback and advice. With the MyFitnessPal integration, you’ll see calories and macros while the Fitbit integration also unlocks access to your clients’ full meal details.
If you opt to use the Fitbit or MyFitnessPal integration, make sure to provide guidance to your clients around an ideal macro breakdown and caloric intake. And, of course, make sure you’re checking up on them to see how well they’re sticking to it.
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2. Set Up Nutrition Goals and Compliance
That brings us to the next way you can deliver nutrition coaching through Trainerize: nutrition goals and compliance.
This solution is actually complementary to the first option for tracking client nutrition, and requires you to use either the Fitbit or MyFitnessPal integration. The difference here is that you’re setting a formal goal for macros and calories that’s checked daily against what your clients log. If a client is sticking to their nutritional guidelines and goal, they’ll be marked as high compliance with a Trainerize auto tag. If they’re falling off the bandwagon, more often than not, they’ll be marked as low compliance.
These auto tags are a fitness professional’s best friend. They make is super easy to see, at a glance, how your clients are doing. You can actually message all the clients with the same auto tag at once to offer support and guidance. Talk about speedy communication!
3. Provide Clients with Meal Plans
The next option for nutrition coaching using Trainerize is the most intense, and involves sending your clients full meal plans. You can do this by either attaching a PDF to a client’s account directly, or by using the Evolution Nutrition add-on.
Of course, you can (and should) deliver meal plans in addition to using the Fitbit or MyFitnessPal integration, setting up nutrition goals, and monitoring compliance. Nutrition coaching using Trainerize has never been easier. These three features are like the three musketeers of nutrition, and they only get more powerful when you use them together.