Not always true. But on average it is. There are 168 hours in a week. Coaching clients map out all 168 hours. Workout clients show up for 1-3 hours. Caveat: there are workout clients who also receive coaching. And, there are coaching clients who also receive workouts. .
The screenshots are from an exchange with one of my coaching clients in another state. A guy who hated running is finding joy in it. Why? Because I helped him overcome limiting beliefs. It’s not because I prescribed running. I didn’t. I didn’t order it. It’s not part of “our workout”. I spoke from my own experience, how I, a 240+lb lifter, showed up untrained for a marathon, and completed it without duress. Together, we confronted the incorrect and popular beliefs about running. We have done a few video calls, to clarify movements and form; but, for the most part, our interactions are purely planning. Then, he goes and executes. And frankly, his overall health and fitness improvements put those of most workout clients to shame.
The difference between no results and great results is confrontation of ineffective beliefs. Why is it that there are bodybuilding coaches who never meet with a client once, while there are people who DAILY attend group classes with an in-person instructor for years while they keep getting more obese? Someone can perform a workout without confronting ineffective tactics, ineffective beliefs, ineffective programming. Sure, while present in a workout, they’ll receive correction on those lifts, that form, those exercises. But in a coaching meeting/call, the ineffective IS confronted.