E-Portfolio: Physical and Health Education
2. As client:
a. evaluate and reflect on the the strategies used to enhance interpersonal skills when working with the coach (Di)
b. analyse the final performance, including the stated physical and health goals to improve an aspect of the performance (Diii)
Word limit 300-350 words
As a client, I am more than satisfied with the results of this difficult process. I did end up reaching every one of my goals thanks to my coach, Eliza. I am extremely thankful to her, since I finally caught up with a dream I have had since I was a child – I am now able to do the splits!
Since I am not the most open person, I was honestly relieved that we established such a good relationship. I felt free to ask any questions about parts that I wasn’t fully sure about, which really helped me progress. For instance, at first I didn’t really understand how to do the pigeon position, but the atmosphere around us was very open so I did end up asking and eventually learned that I didn’t have to lean on my back foot as I first thought, but it actually has to be flattened out against the ground. Since this exercise had a great affect, I’m very glad we had such great communications.
In the first days I was almost certain that we had to give up since I saw no progress in myself. I had huge difficulties staying on track with the diet and believing in myself. I have to admit – unhealthy food is much better for your taste buds! I had a very hard time at really getting more flexible - there was still an enormous gap to the ground for the splits and I still couldn’t reach my fingers even to my ankles, whatsoever toes. But little did I know that patience and practise really does make perfect. Once I saw a bit of development I started wanting to practise more and more. This was great, since my coach had left all of the hardest exercises for last, which turned out to be very effective. My muscles, especially hamstrings that are crucial for doing the splits, as I learned from my coach, had become way more stretched-out and flexible throughout the first days, so it was very delightful to see fast progress in the final days. I believe the plan was very thought-through.