5 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Health Coaching

Flowell Team
November 23, 2022
5 min read

5 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Health Coaching

There are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding health, wellness, and fitness nowadays. Especially about health coaching! Even though it’s becoming a more common career path, there are still many common misconceptions that keep people hesitant to either become a health coach or hire one. In this post, we are going to bust 5 of those common myths and share the truth about health coaching! 

Myth #1: Health coaches are 100% healthy

Many people automatically assume that health coaches are extremely fit and muscular, they never cheat on their diet, and are 100% healthy at all times. This may be how TV shows and movies depict health coaches, but it’s not true! Health coaches can struggle with their health too! They aren’t perfect and may have unique health conditions that they deal with, just like you and me. 

Myth #2: Health coaches are too expensive 

This is a big reason why many people don’t even consider hiring a health coach. However, different health coaches vary in their prices and may even offer discount packages for those who are on a budget or can’t afford the full amount. Plus, if you think about it, investing in a health coach to help you develop a healthier lifestyle now can save you thousands of dollars in medical bills down the road.

Myth #3: Health coaches are strict 

Another popular myth that stems from earlier TV shows and movies is that health coaches are mean and strict. Images of fictional coaches yelling at their clients to hustle and work harder at the gym and slapping a donut out of their hands are coming to mind. However, health coaching is much less about telling the client what to do than it is a collaboration and partnership. Coaches know what you are going through and give you the tools you need to succeed. 

Myth #4: Health coaches judge you and your habits 

Many people are afraid to work with a health coach because they don’t want to be judged for their weight or their lifestyle. But I can guarantee you that most health coaches have been exactly where you are and understand what you are facing! Their goal is to help you achieve your goals and find confidence in yourself in a judgment-free space. 

Myth #5: Health coaches know everything about health and wellness  

While health coaches do have extensive training, certifications, and degrees, they don’t know absolutely everything about health and wellness, because they’re human too! And that’s the great thing about health, there are always new things to learn! However, it’s important for health coaches to always be up-to-date and research information so that the client can be well-informed! 

Want to learn more about health coaching and building your business with Flowell? Head to flowell.co/coaches to join our community and help your clients accomplish their goals!

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