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Become A Fitness Coach Hero: Master the Art of Injury Prevention. Hey, I’m Sarah from mostmotion® and I’m here with another video for every sports and fitness coach who wants their clients to succeed in sports and fitness and 10 X their impact on their clients and the wider community as well. So what am I talking about? Well, coaches often think of their success or their reason that they do stuff in terms of the sport or fitness that they’re coaching. And that’s okay, but it’s a bit of a mistake because the one thing that will stop your clients from being able to achieve the results that they want and you want is pain. . And it’s not just impacting your immediate client, it’s impacting the wider community as well. And what I mean by that is there’s two areas really that are having a massive, massive impact on the wider community. The health care system is struggling because of it is the biggest reasons for lost productivity in business, all that kind of stuff.
And there’s two things really that it boils down to there’s one that is heart health. So things like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, that kind of stuff. Hey Sue. And the other thing is joint health. And that is things like musculoskeletal injuries, like back pain or knee pain or something like that, Arthritis and joint replacements as well. . The fitness industry is doing a really good job of dealing with heart health. We’ve kinda got that down. We know what we’re doing. We know that when we increase fitness, then we increase the heart health of people, and that increases their ability to resist illness and injury. No, just the illness, but the downside of that is the inevitability of injury. And that is because of fitness industry is doing a really poor job at dealing with joint health. . And if that wasn’t the case, then injury rates would not be sky high and staying sky high, they would be falling and they’re not.
. So if we just focus on the heart health of our clients, that means we’re switching one problem for another. So it almost, if we’re decreasing the amount of heart health you know, heart problems in our people, then we’re increasing the the joint…The problems in the joint health area as well. . So we’re literally just switching one problem for another, but since the Coronavirus hit, there’s been more focus on people getting healthier and fitter because obviously they want to be able to resist this virus, having more ability to to survive if they catch it. So it’s a really good opportunity for fitness coaches right now. But it’s not going to improve society as a whole if we only focus on heart health. We need to focus on joint health. Why? Because nobody wakes up needing a joint replacement.
It just doesn’t happen. You don’t wake up one morning and just think, Oh wow. My joint feels like it’s collapsing. I need to go and have it replaced. It’s a longterm gradual process. And it’s exactly the same for osteoarthritis. . Things like that. They’re called wear and tear issues. All right. If we can stop the wear and tear on those joints while our clients are doing fitness, then it’s going to impact us directly is going to impact our clients directly. Because if our clients don’t have pain, they can train with us for longer, be more consistent in that. And they can do it for longer. They can recover quicker, they can sleep better. It impacts their motivation. It impacts their dietary choices, impact everything. I don’t know if you’ve ever had pain. It is the worst thing in the whole world. I have seen the weariness it, I call it a weariness.
The look on somebody’s face when they’re in chronic longterm pain, it’s horrendous for people. It’s very debilitating. And if we can do something to help with that, to stop them having that pain in the first place, then our clients are going to get much better results as a direct impact. But we also going to have a massive impact on our wider community. And I’ve got a few stats here for you. . So Versus Arthritis in 2017 said that 22% of the NHS budget was spent on musculoskeletal conditions. . 22%. That’s massive. And that back pain, or long term musculoskeletal problems were the leading reason for people staying out of work and on the long term sick, which is directly impacting our economy, which means we’re funding people to try and sort out this pain. They’re not getting any better. It’s increasing the amount of money that the NHS is spending on scans and painkillers and surgeons and all this sort of stuff.
But these things are preventable and we can do something about it. . The office for national statistics said that minor illnesses like coughs and colds and stuff accounted for almost 25% of the reasons why people took sick days from work. . If we have people in longterm pain, it increases their, of the amount that they’re sitting still. So they’re not exercising. They’re not getting that benefit of the fitness that you’re trying to get them into. So that means their immune system is likely to be lower because they’re struggling with a problem. They’re likely to be more susceptible to coughs and colds and things like that. But also they said the office of national statistics said that musculoskeletal problems accounted for 22% of all days off work and mental health issues and other conditions like that accounted for more than 10%. . So if we have somebody in longterm pain, they’re going to be off work, they’re going to be on the sick.
They’re going to be struggling with anxiety and depression and things like that. And it’s having a huge impact on our society. And if we can do something about it as fitness coaches, then we can, as a whole, we can contribute massively to saving the NHS. We can increase business productivity. We can reduce the amount of people on benefits. We can, we can have a huge, huge impact. And that’s why I call it becoming a Fitness Coach Hero. . So where am I at with my notes now? Yeah. So your impact is directly on your specific clients, but when we all work together, we can have a huge, huge impact on the wider society. And this is a huge opportunity at the moment for fitness coaches to get involved, but we need to work together. Now, UK coaching in 2017 said that there were more than 3 million coaches, fitness coaches in the UK.
And over half of those don’t have any formal qualifications. Now, this isn’t necessarily a problem in terms of what they coach. Like people who’ve done martial arts for ages. Teaching each other is part of what they do, and it’s how they are built. You know, they do teaching as they go along, as they grade through the grades, it just becomes part of what they do. There’s just no formal coaching qualification, but it doesn’t mean that those people can’t contribute to this problem. We just need to take a proper approach to it. . If there’s over half of those coaches who don’t have a formal fitness qualification, that means there’s one and a half million coaches who do, and only a small percentage of those ever going to be injury specialists. And this is one of the reasons why joint health isn’t working in the fitness industry, but I’ve outlined a five step method
that means that every sports and fitness coach, regardless of their level of experience with injury, regardless of their formal qualifications, will be able to contribute to this problem. And if we could get all 3 million coaches contributing to the joint health of our people, we’re going to make a massive, massive impact on our society. So just let me know in the comments below what you think you can grab my free five step method in the comments below, go and get that book. It’s going to outline everything from start to finish. You’ll be able to tell where you fit in that spectrum and how you’d be able to contribute to this issue. So just use the link in the description. Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to comment below, like, heart. Tell me what you think. All that kind of stuff. Thanks for watching. And I’ll see you again. Next time.