The working environment for coaches is as varied as the types of coaches that exist. Athletic coaches, depending on the type of sport, will spend much of their time outdoors. In most cases they should be physically fit themselves, and will endure long hours on their feet instructing students in various forms of exercise and game play. Their schedule is usually very structured and consistent, but they may have to travel on weekends and holidays in order to attend games and practices.
Coaches who act as independent contractors can have a very inconsistent schedule. They may work weekends or evenings in an attempt to accommodate client schedules. In some cases, clients will come to the coach's home or office for the purpose of coaching. In other cases, coaches travel to their clients for private sessions.
Often, large corporations hire wellness coaches to assist with improving their employees habits. Coaches in these positions will benefit from a stable and dependable working environment with regular hours. Additional responsibilities of these positions may include participating in staff meetings and attending company activities.