Keystone Concepts of Invictus Coaching
Video by Kirsten Ahrendt
It’s time to develop coaches and gym-owners with a holistic understanding of and commitment to individualize the group coaching model in order to simultaneously serve individuals and maintain the energizing spark of community-fitness. Two of the cornerstone concepts that Invictus uses to do this are “Dual Track Programming” and “Coaching With Questions”. In this video, Invictus University participant, Krystal P., shares why these are her two big takeaways from the online course and how she is already using them with members of her gym.
Dual Track Coaching
Many gyms or CrossFit facilities list a single primary program for the day and provide either no alternative movement selections or simply scale load. This unfortunately creates a system of “square pegs and round holes”; forcing many clients of group fitness settings into a mold that may or may not align with their current mobility restrictions, training age, or most importantly, their WHY for coming into the gym. Dual-track classes allow us to offer greater variety in fitness options for our membership base. However, it requires thoughtful & consistent communication from coaches to aid clients in understanding the purpose and intended stimulus of each track.
Coaching With Questions
This coaching style allows for greater communication between the coach and the athlete and enables the coach to teach while simultaneously encouraging the athlete to thoughtfully consider things like why they are choosing (or should choose) to perform a particular movement or program, what or where they feel something in their body, and how what they are doing (or not doing) might aid or deter them from reaching their goals. The relationship formed through this style helps build greater trust between coach and athlete, therefore leading to safer and more effective training for the athlete along with fulfillment for the coach.
This is a self-paced, online course that teaches the business and coaching model that Invictus has honed over a decade. The Invictus model requires a highly demanding, yet equally rewarding style of coaching and encourages agency and a high level of communication and commitment on behalf of coaches and members. If you are a coach looking to hone the craft of professional health and performance coaching or are a gym owner interested in running a successful and fulfilling fitness business, we want to work with you.If you are looking to hone the craft of professional health and performance coaching or are interested in running a successful and fulfilling fitness business, we want to work with you. The next session starts May 1st – Join today!