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Updated: Jul 5






We’re undoubtedly living in times of high uncertainty and protecting our mental health is crucial.


Mental health also matters in sport.


Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental illnesses we face and sportspeople are not immune.


It is, therefore, important to find the best help possible.


WHY MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS


Sport, regardless of level, offers up many challenges.


Being in a good mental space helps athletes push towards success.


Coaches, managers, colleagues, and clubs all have a responsibility to ensure the best support for sportspeople, but there are other proactive ways to safeguard your mental wellbeing.


WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PRESSURES IN SPORT?


Naturally, competing is one of the biggest pressures a sportsperson can face.


According to charity Mind[1], there are 3 mental health areas for concern.


1. LEAVING


Whether it means being let go or moving club, new surroundings (and adapting to them) can be stressful.


2. RETIREMENT


This is a key transition. Life outside of sport can feel daunting.


3. STRUGGLING IN SILENCE


Athletes who feel like they cannot speak to others feel that they cannot ask for help and therefore may not access vital support systems.


This is without the added pressures of nutrition, travel, injury, and sacrifice to personal freedoms.



TIPS FOR KEEPING MENTALLY FIT IN SPORT


CREATE ROUTINE


Routine means purpose, which, in turn, can boost wellbeing.


This can be generally or specific to your training regime and encourages mental preparation.


PRACTICE HOLISTIC HEALTH


Holistic health focuses on spiritual, mental, and physical wellbeing so that you’re in peak condition to perform.


PROFESSIONAL HELP


It doesn’t matter how successful you are, finding support early on can prevent struggles down the line, in an extremely changeable environment.


PickYourCoach gives sportspeople access to a range of services and coaches so that anyone can be coached in more than just physical training.


Our database offers a range of mental wellness coaches, yoga teachers, and holistic wellbeing support, across many countries; giving sportspeople the same benefits, regardless of location.


There is no one-size-fits-all route to happiness, but effective support tools can help us better be equipped.

[1] Cited 17.05.2021, https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4354/mental-health-and-elite-sport.pdf

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Updated: Jul 5



During these unprecedented times, we’ve seen more people leaning towards online coaching to achieve their fitness goals.


When it comes to exercise, there are both physical and mental barriers that can determine sports success.


Travel, convenience, and mental health are just some of the many factors at play for athletes.


Research suggests that coaching improves exercise outcomes, including motivation, goal-setting, and adherence.


So how do we help?


The global sports coaching market is on the rise, and with it, growing demand for a platform to ease exercise barriers.


WHAT IS PICKYOURCOACH?


We help you find, and benefit from, the best coaches in sports and wellness.


Our online sports coaching platform, and app, provide access to a database of top certified coaches, nutritionists, and mental health professionals across a variety of sports and wellness subjects.


All aspects of sports matter- whether it’s mentality, nutrition, elite coaching, or recovery.


We provide live sessions and real-time feedback, 1-to-1 coaching, advice, support, and top professional knowledge- all from within an app.


And we’re growing fast.


​4 REASONS TO TRY PICKYOURCOACH


1. THE BEST COACHES IN THE WORLD


We have 50 coaches, from all corners of the world, housed on our database.


From Olympians and Paralympians to both national and international champions, all coaches have their own styles and approach to their field.


You can choose who is right for you.


2. IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK


You can record your sports sessions, have your technique reviewed, and receive real-time feedback- no waiting time required!


3. ANYTIME ACCESS


We’re eliminating the physical barriers to exercise so that you can access content from wherever, whenever, and set up your goals on the go.

4. CURATED CONTENT


We offer live sessions and a range of curated content online for you to watch and learn from, whenever it’s convenient for you.


Whether you’re an athlete, fitness enthusiast, or just love your exercise- we can connect everyone, so that you can concentrate on maximizing your training potential.

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Updated: May 14


The pandemic has affected us all in many ways, from our mental health to how we exercise.


While fitness facilities have been forced to close their doors, we’ve been busy getting creative- utilizing technology.


But technology has done more than just remove this particular exercise barrier.


There are many other physical barriers we might face when it comes to fitness.


Here are some ways technology can break them down.


CONVENIENCE

One of the main physical barriers to exercise is convenience, particularly time and location.


Whether it’s travelling to the gym, limited class schedules, or simply finding time to move- exercise can be hard to prioritize.


Technology removes the time-consuming commutes by allowing us to get stuck in from wherever we are.

AFFORDABILITY


Gym memberships can get expensive.


Coaching apps are a much more affordable way to access a wealth of knowledge and workouts, all at the touch of a button.



CONNECTION


For many people, exercise is an opportunity to physically connect and socialize with others.


We’ve all felt the impact of being unable to see friends and family over the past year.


Fitness apps encourage connection so that we can rebuild that community feeling during exercise.



ACCESSIBILITY


Access means different things to different people:


FACILITIES


Often training is limited by facility access- think opening and closing times.


Online sports coaching apps bridge the gap between goals and the access needed to achieve them.


KNOWLEDGE


Coaching apps provide access to world-class knowledge, regardless of location, subject, or time-zone.


PHYSICAL ABILITY


Age and disability can feel like a barrier to exercise for many people.


Apps provide privacy alongside the opportunity to access 1:1 support and specialist advice, making the process simpler.


WHY PICK YOUR COACH?


The World Economic Forum stated that fitness app downloads grew by nearly 50% during the first half of 2020.


Our coaching app provides sportspeople with access to a database of world-class coaches, professionals, live classes, and nutrition advice- all within the fitness and wellness industry.


Whether you’re looking for a physio or football coach, our technology removes the barriers.


You get access to the very best- no excuses.



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