I am looking to become more serious with my physique, and I think hiring a coach would be the best option for my success. I posted some photos in the rate my physique forums under the title, "The Quest for Beef," if anyone thinks that information is relevant. The photos came out in a lot worse quality and titled sideways, however.
My question is: what's the best way to go about finding a coach? Are there any reputable websites that provide the ability to search for appropriate coaches? Are there a few big names in the industry that are worth checking out that don't charge exhorbitant fees? I know Stu said he either currently does or used to coach, but sadly I don't have enough messages to send PMs to ask for his advice.
Just come additional information that might be relevant: I think I would attempt to train as a fitness model. That look is the one I find most aesthetically pleasing to be honest. I think my time horizon is to shoot for my first show to be next calendar year. At 6'2" 200lbs and around 10% body fat, I don't think I have the necessary size to be able to effectively compete in the next few months. There are also lagging body parts I would like to bring up before I feel comfortable stepping on stage. I don't think I necessarily need an in-person trainer but if that is an option, it certainly wouldn't hurt.
Any and all tips or information would be much appreciated!