When it comes to coaching, learning never stops.
Even if you are well educated and certified, you may find that there are some questions you do not know how to answer, or customer challenges that you do not know how to solve – especially with your female clients.
For example, suppose a client asks you how to adjust the training program to its menstrual cycle or to the changes the body has made during menopause or how to avoid urine leakage during certain exercises … and you are not sure of the right answer.
Or you might be watching a client race with body image issues, eating disorders or the habit of constantly comparing yourself to other women … and not sure how to help without saying the wrong thing.
Or – and this is for guys – you can hear female clients whispering to each other … and when you ask if you can help seduce you by saying, "Oh you won't get it, you're a guy."
Moments like this can leave you wondering if there is a lack of basic information on women's training and training and if there is more to learn.
The good news? You can use today's quiz to evaluate where you already know your stuff and where you have room to grow.
When it comes to female guidance: Where are you?
There are 10 key issues that health, fitness and nutrition professionals should be well experienced in when it comes to coaching women. How many of them have you learned?
Our quiz gives you the opportunity to evaluate your skills on each of these 10 topics so you can find out what you are already doing very well and where there is room for improvement.
At the end of the quiz, you'll find a great selection of resources so you can find out more about the topics covered here.
Quick Tip: When you answer, be honest with yourself. Are there areas you are unfamiliar with and you know what? This is exciting! It's an opportunity to learn more.
And when it comes to continuing learning – you've come to the right place. The GGS Level 1 certification is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary evidence-based coaching certification focused on women's guidance. So if you have more learning to do, we're here to help.
Before we get started, it is important to note that this quiz does not cover the basic coaching skills that a client needs to have. These include:
Knowing how to write training programs for different goals.
Be able to modify, move, or reset any exercise at a moment's notice during the sessions.
Helping customers set behavior-based goals.
And many, many more basic coaching skills.
Instead, the questions in this quiz are specific to coaching women. It is important to note that anatomy varies among women and that not every question is relevant to every woman.
For each of the questions, give an honest rating of your knowledge on a scale of 0 to 5, where 0 means you know nothing about the subject and 5 means that you are an expert.