How is a training plan written by my coach different than a training plan I find online or in a magazine?

A training plan written by your coach is unlike any other. It is written by a certified professional who uses years of personal and professional experience to determine what goes into your plan. It is based on your individual assessment and takes all personal factors (interests, fitness level, form, injury history, lifestyle needs, nutrition, goals) into account. It is customized, written specifically for you to optimize your performance. It also ensures you have individual instruction, motivation and guidance through the duration of your plan. Training plans you find online will be generic and designed for the general population, will not take any personal factors into account, and does not give you personalized instruction or motivation.