What is the benefit of doing an “online” training program with you rather than hiring a personal trainer to work out with?
There are several benefits our approach offers our clients. First, of course, is that we can provide the customized program a personal trainer would offer at a fraction of the cost. We also provide a “holistic” approach to fitness that includes a thorough nutritional profiling, a vital aspect of fitness that most trainers do not focus on. Finally, our goal is to give you all the tools you need to find success on your own, without having to rely on a personal trainer to keep you motivated. We are always available via phone or email should you need help down the road, but we wish to empower you to create and maintain a program that will work for you for a lifetime, not just a few months at a time.
Can we help people who are a bit older, overweight, have high blood pressure, major past injuries, and are afraid to start a workout program?
Yes. While we advocate an intense training program for those who are healthy, we pride ourselves in being able to create customized fitness programs that fit the needs of all our clients, whatever their circumstances. We would be honored to help you reach your goals and empower you to live a dynamic lifestyle. We do recommend that you ask a physician first to get full medical clearance, to be certain you are safe to do our programs. We emphasize that we are not doctors or physical therapists, we are personal trainers.
As we talked about in our Nutrition article on our Resources page, everyone’s body is different. When you consistently consume the right fuel mixture for your body, you are providing your body with the essential nutrients it needs to regulate and repair and regenerate itself on an ongoing basis. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve with our customized nutrition programs. As for training, we all have different goals that we want to achieve. So, by customizing a training program that is tailored for your specific goals, we can design workouts that will focus on achieving those goals. We will make sure to keep your workouts interesting, so you will not get bored and feel like you are going through the motions. This will also keep your muscles “guessing” thus preventing your body from plateauing.
While we primarily provide you with the tools to go out and effectively reach your goals yourself, our programs are designed to give you ongoing positive reinforcement and feedback so you can keep on track. We track your weekly results and adjust your program to see what is and is not working for you. You will have access to us through email throughout the program and we will continually educate you about strategies you can use to reach your healthy lifestyle goals. We encourage our clients to think a little on their end about what really works for their own body. Our job is to empower you to develop habits that work for you and will last a lifetime. Giving you the power to succeed on your own and not depend on someone outside yourself is our ultimate goal.
Proteins are essential nutritionally because of their component amino acids, which the body must have to synthesize its own variety of proteins. Getting the protein you need in your diet is much easier by consuming animal sources, because they contain all nine of the essential amino acids. However, with careful food balancing you can still adhere to the macronutrient ratio appropriate to your metabolic type and adhere to your allowable foods through protein sources such as plant proteins (corn, lentils, beans, and nuts).