Getting Started

Virtual Group Coaching: What to Expect When You Join

Estimated Time
3 MIN
Rating
9
HMR Team
April 26, 2021


So you signed up for weight-loss coaching… and you’re wondering, ok, now what? Here’s what you need to know so you’re ready for your first virtual group coaching session and know what to expect from week to week.

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Getting Connected
Use these simple instructions to get connected to your group each week…

 
  • Each week, you’ll click on the link to join or dial in to the conference line and enter the access code we emailed you. If you don’t have that information, contact us and we’ll make sure you get it right away.
     
  • Once you’re connected to the call, you’ll join your dedicated HMR Coach and between 10-20 other HMR members on the call for a 50-minute group.
     
  • Please be on time for the call (or even 5 minutes early, especially the first time) – this helps us make sure everyone we're expecting has arrived, and minimizes disruptions as the coach kicks off the session.
     
  • You’ll attend the same group each week, to develop consistency and camaraderie with your coach and fellow group members.

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Your first call
Here’s what to expect on your first coaching call so you can feel comfortable dialing in…

 
  • As your coach kicks off the first group you’re attending, she or he will welcome you and introduce you to the group. If you’re comfortable sharing why you decided to join the program, this is the time – and if you’re not comfortable, there’s no pressure! Then, other members of the group might share some advice from their own experience, to help you get off to a strong start on the diet.
     
  • HMR groups have rolling enrollment, so you’ll be able to listen to others who have been in the group for a while, as you get comfortable with how the group works and how the coach works with the group as a whole, and with people individually.
     

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your weekly calls
Every call is different, but here’s some things that your HMR coach will cover each week…

 
  • Each week your coach will introduce a new topic or theme. You’ll learn specific strategies for things like keeping your living and working environments supportive, increasing exercise, and staying on the diet during challenging times, among other important topics.
     
  • You’ll receive a personalized goal or focus area for the week. Let’s say you have a family trip coming up. Your coach may support you in setting a goal around planning ahead, packing your food, or finding ways to fit in exercise.
     
  • You can participate as much, or as little as you want. Some weeks you may want to just listen in for new ideas. Other times, you can lean on the group to help you come up with solutions to whatever challenge you may be facing. They’re here for you!
     



We want you to feel prepared and supported as you’re getting started, so if you have any questions at all about coaching, please reach out to us by phone 800-418-1367, M-F 9a-6p ET, or email customerservice@hmrboston.com.

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