A Coach Is a Leader: 10 Ways to Connect Better With Clients

Clients come in many shapes, sizes, ability levels, and mental states. Fluctuations in lifestyle factors can either inhibit or amplify training outcomes. These ten coaching practices will allow you to unveil potentially detrimental issues and create a deeper connection with your clients.


1. Encourage Regular Sleep Habits

The average adult sleeps less than 6-7 hours per day, which is a recipe for disaster. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep, with more active adults and athletes at the higher end.1 These recommendations correlate with the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, which suggests 7-8 hours of sleep to repair organs and recover from stress.

Mike is an Assistant Coach of Strength and Conditioning at New York University (NYU) and the Co-Founder and Director of Strength at J2FIT Human Performance. J2FIT (Journey to Fitness) Human Performance is an elite strength and conditioning brand specializing in providing high-quality training programs, sport specific training, educational content, and personal and team training. Mike is the Founder of The Barbell CEO , a lifestyle brand devoted to the strongest coaches, entrepreneurs, and minds...Read more