Why Fitness Coach Connects works

Why Fitness Coach Connects worksWe all know how important it is to eat well and exercise, but we aren’t always aware of the importance of fitness in our lives. According to a study by the World Health Organization, physical activity can reduce your risk of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer by 25%. Other research has also shown that daily physical activity alleviates symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. But how do employees transfer undefined hopes of increasing activity and fitness into concrete action? Activity trackers offer the promise of a healthier lifestyle, but it’s important to note that a recent study has shown that they work best in conjunction with a coaching program like Shepell’s Fitness Coach Connects.…

Pressure is power: the fuel that ignites high performance

By Dane Jensen, CEO of Performance Coaching Inc.

Elite coaches are constantly walking the line between an environment where high performance will flourish and one that will, quite literally, break their young charges. There is narrow space between demanding 100% and setting impossible standards that lead to burnout or depression. Good coaches consciously work to find that balance.

How, then, do your organization’s leaders reconcile what it takes to succeed (high performance under pressure) with the growing conversation on mental health?

First, realize that pressure is not just inevitable—but actually essential—in an environment where high performance is expected.…