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The Fitness Zone

Coach's Eye
September 29, 2014 | by

Verbal cuing and performance critiquing is quite a skill to evolve as a Personal Trainer or Coach. Even with all the finesse of top coaches like Laurie Lawrence or Wayne Bennett, it’s tough. This is where Coach’s Eye can step in.

Coach’s Eye is a video analysis app, created by a small team at TechSmith that analyses athlete movement and performance through recordings. These can be reviewed in normal time or slow motion. With the use of fantastic drawing tools, you can even pause and evaluate the position or angle of the body or equipment – great for those visual learners!

The app also allows your client to send through footage of their movement to you with which you can review and reply by taping your feedback over the footage and sending it back, which could work really well for those clients that regularly travel.

You can also re-visit past performance and compare with now using Split Screen Comparison. This allows you to grab old footage from your Library and view it alongside a current recording, giving you the ability to effectively review performance improvements.

Although this app is primarily used for dynamic performance, it’s also great for static posture analysis within the initial screening phase. It also includes access to a monthly newsletter, exclusives, updates, contests and regular tutorials and weekly tips, and for an extra small fee you can also get extra tools and timers to enhance the efficiency within the attached Store.

Overall, Coach’s Eye is a fantastic coaching aid to help develop and improve performance, and I would highly recommended it. You can get it for $6.49 on Apple, Android, and Windows 8.1 devices.

About

Belinda is a Fitness eCoach at the Australian Institute of Fitness in NSW.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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