Coaching topics and examples

Physical Activity

  • I used to play sports, now I have a desk job. I want to build my strength again.
  • My doctor told me I should probably walk more, maybe even start running. How can I get going?
  • I am an experienced exerciser but I need accountability, and maybe some new ideas for challenging myself.
  • It would help to talk through a plan to train for a 5K.


  • My family is always on the run. How can I plan around food choices for our busy lives?
  • What should my kids be eating?
  • How can I make over meals to fit in more fruits and vegetables?
  • I just want a more balanced diet, but I don’t know where to start.
  • I know what I need to eat, but I want accountability with it.
  • My life is so busy, what can I do to fit health eating in?
  • The kids are out of the house, it’s hard to get motivated to cook. What are some shortcuts?
  • As part of my training for sports events, I want some feedback on how to fuel my body.

Family Health

  • I want to make sure my kids stay health and don’t have weight issues. How do I do that?
  • How can I create a healthy environment at home?
  • What can I do to help my family eat better and move more?
  • My family is sedentary, how can I make a change for the better? Where do I start?
  • How can I get my kids to eat more fruits and vegetables?
  • I’m worried about how much time my family spends on the computer, phones, and watching TV. Can you help?


  • I work shifts and need ideas on how to improve my sleep?
  • What should I do at home to ensure I get enough sleep?
  • I want to talk through my sleep issues and get ideas on how to manage them.
  • What does research say about sleep challenges? Do I get enough?

Tobacco Cessation

  • I know I should quit, and I might not be ready, but I want to talk with someone about it who has experience with the subject.
  • What are some ideas to help my motivation to quit.
  • I use e-cigs. Are those ok? Should I quit? Where do I start?
  • I have a plan to quit, but want to talk through challenges and have someone hold me accountable.
  • What should I expect as I attempt to quit again? How can this time be different?
  • I want to talk about quit aids and medication with someone who knows how they work.

Weight management

  • I want accountability with staying on track with my eating and exercise.
  • What are new ideas for weight loss?
  • It would help to talk with someone about diets I’ve heard about. Are they safe?

Stress Management

  • It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with work and home stress. How can I get a handle on feeling balanced?
  • I’ve am going through some tough times. How can I cope?
  • How can I take care of myself to deal with all the challenges I encounter from day to day?
  • I want to talk with someone about my stressors and learn techniques to manage my challenging life.
  • I need accountability with taking time for myself
  • What skills can help me stay strong mentally to do my job?

Back Health

  • I want to learn more about how strengthening can help my lower back pain.
  • I am interested in stretches I can do to help with lower back pain.
  • I want to learn about posture and body mechanics with everyday movements.
  • I am interested in working on my cor.e

Cholesterol/BP management

  • When it comes to my habits, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to manage my BP/Cholesterol.
  • I want to talk with someone about the DASH diet.
  • What can my food and exercise choices do to control my BP/chol?

Emotional Health

  • I’m really struggling getting out of bed.
  • I just can’t seem to get a handle on things.