It’s a busy time of year for the health and fitness industry – many a new year’s resolution to be made and many people will start wokring out with a coach/trainer to help them on their way.
As a tongue-in-cheek approach to picking a coach, I’ve used the members of that 80′s Saturday afternoon classic the A-Team as a guide.
So what do you look for in a coach? And how the hell does it have anything to do with the A-Team?
If we look at our four main characters, we can draw some interesting parallels between the show and what will be happening in gyms around the world.
Coach Type 1: Faceman
Played by Dirk Benedict in the show. The Faceman was a suave and charming character, who got by on good looks and being able to talk his way out of tight situations.
This type of coach will look the part – which is not a bad thing in itself, but will be mostly interested in themselves and spend a great deal of time looking in the mirror and/or chatting up other gym members.