The Importance of Working with a Coach
Boxing is a fantastic sport, and it is made that way through its coaches. Working with a Gloveworx coach provides numerous benefits. Not only do you get personalized, one-on-one attention, but a coach will inspire and motivate you to reach beyond the bounds of what you thought possible for yourself.
You might recognize the world-renowned coaches behind some of the most famous boxers. Angelo Dundee was the coach of Muhammad Ali, along with 15 other world boxing champions. A former professional boxer himself, Roger Mayweather is not only the uncle but one of the trainers behind Floyd Mayweather.
Don’t be fooled to think it’s only the professionals who benefit from a coach. Whether you are a competitive boxer or you do it for the love of fun and fitness, you hold all the talent and the capabilities you need. Even so, it’s the person behind you, guiding and rooting for you, that helps you put your best foot forward, professionally or recreationally.
Seven Benefits of Working with a Coach
From holding you accountable to correcting your form, to getting you ready for a fight, a coach will help you unlock your hidden potential. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of working with a coach.
1. They Hold You Accountable
Let’s be real: it’s not always easy to stick to a consistent routine. Having a paid and scheduled training session with your coach makes you far less likely to skip out. Additionally, you develop a relationship with your coach in such a way that you want to make them proud. That’s an extra driver of motivation.
2. They Help You Set & Achieve Goals
Setting goals isn’t as easy as it may seem. One of the reasons why only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions is because the other 92% of people created weak goals. We tend to create unrealistic goals, goals that are too broad or we quit before we ever reach our goals because we didn’t create the proper stepping stones to get there. A Gloveworx coach will help you develop goals that are sound and realistic for you while cultivating an action plan to help you get there.
3. They Correct Your Form
Boxing is not boxing without proper form. It doesn’t matter how strong, talented, determined or motivated you are. If you don’t know the technique, you're not getting far in the ring. Coaching is a great way to learn the appropriate tweaks you need to make to perfect your form and kill it in the ring.
4. You Get Personalized Training
No two boxers are the same. One person may use boxing as a means of losing weight or getting in shape, another person may be a competitive boxer, and still, others may want to develop a “fight plan” that works around their strengths. A Gloveworx coach will develop a training plan that suits your specific wants and needs.
5. Coaches Challenge You
People commonly say that their mind gives up well before their bodies are ready to quit. Boxing isn’t just about physical training; it’s about training the mind to allow your body to reach its ultimate potential. A good coach doesn’t just work with your body but guides you in developing the proper mindset and mental toughness to push beyond your perceived limits.
6. They Believe In You
Building your tribe is a very underrated aspect of fitness success. Having a support system in place smooths the path to victory and achievement. However, it’s much easier said than done. Naysayers seem to be everywhere, and it’s not always easy to get the support you need from family and friends. Working with a coach will allow you that support. Having someone by your side who believes in you and motivates you is a crucial element to growth, in and out of the ring.
7. They Offer Lifestyle Advice
Don’t be fooled into thinking a boxing coach knows only about gloves and punching bags. Their knowledge and experience typically envelopes health as a whole. They can offer you nutritional advice, stress management techniques, and guide you to an overall healthy lifestyle.
How to Find a Coach that’s Right for You
Now that you know about the importance of working with a coach, let’s learn how to find one that’s right for you. At Gloveworx, we recognize that not everyone fits together. One person may be a great coach but might not present the style that you need to succeed. That’s why we have a large team of coaches that are willing to help you find the right fit.
Here’s how to find a coach that’s right for you:
- Decide on the type of coaching you want to work with. Do you prefer group coaching or one-on-one coaching? Gloveworx coaches offer large group, small group or individual training, so take your pick!
- Do your research. Most coaches will have their bio displayed online, where you have easy access to their qualifications and background. Visit our “coaches” page, where you can view profiles for each coach and get an idea of their coaching history, expertise, values, and personal style.
- Be willing to experiment. It’s not a guarantee that your first coach will be “the one.” If you met with someone and didn’t feel that connection, don’t give up. Explain what you’re looking for, and that coach can either mold their technique to your wants or point you to someone who may be more in line with your values.
A coach is such an important aspect of boxing training. Imagine having someone there for you every step of the way. Someone who possesses the knowledge and passion for helping you get where you want to be. Someone to challenge you, motivate you, believe in you and help you become the best version of yourself!
The great thing about Gloveworx coaches is that they each present their own unique style. We offer a variety of coaching methods to suit your needs. Whether you decide on group or one-on-one coaching, you’re sure to find what’s right for you.
Gloveworx coaches are more than just coaches, they are mentors, guiding you through your journey to growth. So what are you waiting for? Find a coach to stand in your corner and push you through your next training session.