When it comes to coaching, the learning never stops.
Even if you’re well-educated and certified, you might notice that there are some questions you don’t know how to answer, or client challenges you don’t know how to solve — especially with your female clients.
For example, suppose a client asks you how to adapt her training program to her menstrual cycle, or about the changes her body’s going through during menopause, or how to avoid leaking urine during certain exercises… and you aren’t confident of the right answer.
Or perhaps you witness a client struggle with body image issues, disordered eating, or a habit of constantly comparing herself to other women… and you’re not sure how to help without saying the wrong thing.
Or — and this one’s for the guys — you might hear female clients whispering amongst each other… and when you ask if you can help they wave you off saying, “Oh you won’t get it, you’re a guy.”
Moments like this can leave you wondering whether you’re missing out on key information about coaching and training women, and whether there’s more to learn.
The good news? You can use today’s quiz to assess where you already know your stuff, and where you’ve got room to grow.
When It Comes to Coaching Women: Where Do You Stand?
There are 10 key topics in which health, fitness, and nutrition professionals should be well versed when it comes to coaching women. How many of them have you mastered?
Our quiz gives you a chance to assess your skills in each of these 10 topics so that you can find out what you’re already doing very well and where there’s room for improvement.
At the end of the quiz, you’ll find an excellent selection of resources so that you can learn more about the topics covered here.
Quick tip: When you’re answering, be honest with yourself. There will be areas where you’re less familiar, and you know what? That’s exciting! It’s an opportunity to learn more.
And when it comes to your ongoing learning — you’ve come to the right place. The GGS Level 1 Certification is the world’s first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, evidence-based coaching certification that’s focused on coaching women. So if you have more learning to do, we’re here to help.
Before we begin, it’s important to note that this quiz does not cover the basic coaching skills that anyone working with clients should have. These include:
Knowing how to write training programs for different goals.
Being able to modify, progress, or regress any exercise at a moment’s notice during sessions.
Helping clients set behavior-based goals.
And many, many more essential coaching skills.
Rather, the questions in this quiz are specific to coaching women. It’s important to note that anatomy varies among women, and that not every question will be relevant to every woman.
For each of the questions, give an honest assessment of your knowledge on a scale of 0 to 5, where 0 means you know nothing about the topic, and 5 means you’re an expert.