Developing a Coachable Mindset

Developing a coachable mindset will unlock your full potential, both inside and outside the gym.

OC offers a supportive and motivating atmosphere for helping you reach your health & fitness goals. But beyond the community and positive-energy lies a hidden gem: the power of being coachable. That’s right, approaching a training session with a coachable mindset can unlock a whole new level of results and enjoyment.

By Sarah Rogue

Developing a Coachable Mindset

Here’s why being coachable is a game-changer:

  • Unlock Your Potential: OC’s Coaches are there to guide you. By being open to their corrections, modifications and suggestions, you ensure you’re working at the right intensity, stimulus, and avoiding potential injuries. This personalized approach can significantly accelerate your progress.
  • Master the Movements: Many movements at OC have intricacies you might miss on your own. OC’s experienced Coaches can spot your form and offer tweaks to maximize the effectiveness of each movement. This focus on proper form & technique not only keeps you safe but also helps you build strength and endurance more effectively & efficiently.
  • Push Your Limits (Safely): It’s easy to fall into a routine (or rut!) during your workouts. OC’s Coaches will challenge you to push past your comfort zone, but in a controlled and safe way. By being coachable and receptive to these challenges, you’ll discover hidden reserves of strength and witness yourself improving week after week.
  • Learn from Others: OC’s community is a melting pot of health & fitness enthusiasts. By observing how others execute movements and incorporate the Coach’s cues, you can pick up valuable tips and tricks. This shared learning environment develops a sense of community and keeps things interesting.
  • Boost Your Confidence: As you master the movements and witness your own progress, you’ll build confidence. This confidence can translate into all aspects of your life inside & outside of the gym, making you feel more capable and empowered.

So, how can you develop a coachable mindset? Here are some practical tips:

  • Arrive Early: Early is on time! This gives you time to review the workout and ask the Coach any questions you have about specific movements or what the desired stimulus for today’s workout should be.
  • Listen Attentively: During the workout briefing pay close attention to the Coach’s cues and explanations. Don’t be afraid to ask questions for clarification if something is unclear.
  • Embrace Modifications: OC’s Coaches will often offer modifications for movements. Don’t be discouraged if you need to modify – it simply means you’re working at a level that suits your current fitness level.
  • Communicate with Your Coach: Let your Coach know about any limitations you may have. This allows them to tailor the workout to your needs and keep you safe.
  • Focus on Form Over Ego: It’s tempting to lift heavier weights or move faster than your body is ready for. Prioritize proper form over pushing yourself beyond your limits.


Focus on developing a coachable mindset. Leave the ego at the front door & embrace being coachable! It’s the key to unlocking your full potential. Show up with an open mind at your next session – you’ll be surprised at how fast “good” workouts become great.

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