Even though I’m a personal trainer and self-proclaimed fitness junkie, I haven’t had a ton of opportunities to work with a coach. Let’s be honest, coaches are awesome, but also really freaking expensive. I’d love to work one-on-one with a personal trainer or health coach, but that’s definitely not in my budget right now.
Enter Noom, an app that makes working one-on-one with a lifestyle coach both affordable and easy.
When Noom reached out to me, I was immediately impressed with the app. Noom is focused on the psychology behind weight loss and making healthier decisions, something that frequently gets glossed over. In addition to working one-on-one with your own devoted coach, you’re also placed in a group of peers who act as a support system.
Noom offers a 16-week Healthy Weight course. My health goals do not include weight loss right now, so I cannot personally report on the effectiveness of Noom for weight loss, but it has been really interesting working with a coach for the first time and using an app to log my daily eats and activities.
Besides this, my only other experience working with a coach was during marathon training last year. If you’re struggling to attain your own health and wellness goals or looking for some extra support, working with a coach can be super beneficial.
Why You Should Work With a Coach
Accountability. Saying you’re going to do something and actually doing it are VERY different. Last month I enlisted you guys to keep me accountable to go to early morning workouts. Hey, it worked!
Similarly, with the Noom course, a coach is there to keep you accountable when it comes to eating healthy and working out.
But don’t confuse this with being reprimanded for not-so-healthy decisions. A good coach is one that will work with you on why you slipped up instead of making you feel guilty about slip-ups.
Your own personal cheerleader. We all need a support system when it comes to reaching goals, both in wellness and just general life goals.
I don’t know what I would’ve done without the support of my parents and boyfriend last year when I was marathon training. They would text me simple things like “You got this!” during my long runs. As silly as it sounds, these motivational texts made a huge difference.
In the Noom course, the coach is a built in additional cheerleader. Their job is to literally motivate you to keep going, even when the going gets rough.
Personalized. Wellness is not one-size-fits-all. What works for me won’t necessarily work for you. Working one-on-one with someone means they can tailor a program to fit your needs and continue to tailor the program based on what’s working.
This was one thing that really impressed me with Noom and the program they’ve created. It’s something I haven’t seen in other calorie/activity tracking apps.
Information Resource. In addition to all of the above points, a coach is such an awesome information resource. I know during marathon training I asked my run coach the WEIRDEST questions. Yeah, I could’ve google searched these things, but having her as a live, human, resource was far more helpful.
Noom’s program gives you 24/7 access to your personal coach. They also send you articles about health, wellness and goal setting. The nerd in me loves that Noom makes the experience a learning experience as well.
Additional Info About Noom
How much does it cost?
- Currently 1 month = $44.99, special $30 discount price for KITC readers here.
- Currently full course (16 weeks) = $200, special $99 discount price for KITC readers here.
More information + sign up here
YOUR TURN: Have you ever worked one-on-one with a coach?
This post was sponsored by Noom. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Kayla in the City.