Are you working hard in the gym, but not seeing results? Do you feel like your diet is decent, but that you're still missing something? Do you feel paralyzed by information overload, and unsure of how you should be training or eating to get the body you want? I get it.
Let's be honest, the process of transforming your physique is pretty straightforward. Just eat at a caloric deficit or surplus depending on your goal, get enough protein, and do some strength training. Simple, right? Sure, it's simple enough in concept. But it's not easy to execute.
There's so much conflicting information out there, much of it focused on details that don't really make much of a difference to the big picture. But all of it sounds so compelling that it's easy to get stuck doing things that don't work or, worse, not doing anything at all.
That's where coaching can help. I'll help you prioritize, stay focused on the stuff that really matters, and move past the stuff that doesn't. I'll offer support, accountability, feedback, and perspective. I'll be in your court, monitoring your progress, adjusting your plan as needed and helping you plan your next steps.
What's my coaching like?
Basically, I provide structure and a plan. I don't do cookie cutter programs or fad diets. Your nutrition or training plan will be completely customized to you. I strive to be flexible, non-dogmatic, and open to exploring what works for you. I try not to hitch my horse to any specific diet or training ideologies.
Yes, there are certain principles we simply can't ignore, such as energy balance, progressive overload, safe technique, and so forth. Beyond the non-negotiable stuff, however, we have a lot of wiggle room. I'll share my experiences with you in terms of what I feel works but, ultimately, this is your path to walk.
My Overall Approach
On a personal level, am supportive and encouraging, yet direct when needed. I welcome emails or texts anytime you need support or have a question, and I strive to be reasonably and consistently responsive. I love to educate my clients as thoroughly as I can, empower them, and encourage autonomy.
How I Approach Diet
With nutrition, I ask that you are willing to track your food intake using an app such as MyFitnessPal. While I don't believe that everyone needs to track, or that it's even a good fit for everyone, I've found the most success with it in the context of a distance coaching relationship.
This is mostly because tracking provides a transparent way to encourage consistency, as well as allowing me to make adjustments as needed to your caloric intake so that you can continually make progress. Not to mention that it's just the tool which I'm best at coaching.
Your calorie and macronutrient targets, goal tracking, dietary adherence, and body weight will be tracked in a shared Google spreadsheet, which you'll be responsible for updating regularly. I'll review your progress every week or two weeks, depending on the package you choose, and make adjustments as needed.
How I Approach Training
My training is geared toward intermediate to advanced physique goals, though I am happy to program for general fitness as well. I don't coach strength sports specifically, so if you're interested powerlifting or Olympic lifting, I'm not your gal—though I'd be happy to refer you to some awesome coaches who specialize in that kind of thing.
With my programs, everyone gets something a little bit different. This is because I tailor the training frequency, training split, session duration, and the exercises we use to match your goals, preferences, injury history, experience level, equipment availability and schedule.
Your training program will be delivered and tracked in a shared Google spreadsheet, which you'll be responsible for updating each workout. Most programs run 6 to 8 weeks, meaning you'll be doing the same exercises each week for that time. During the program, however, I'll increase your workload slightly each week to ensure that you're making steady progress.
Is online training right for you?
Online training works great for people who already know the basics of diet and training, but who could use some advanced guidance. It's perfect for independent learners, those who thrive with accountability and structure, and for those who want to focus on the process while leaving the plan design to someone else. So if that sounds like you, and if the following points describe you, you're in the right place.
You're not looking for a quick fix
Nobody gets the body of their dreams in twelve weeks. As such, I don't do crash diets or quick transformations, nor do I guarantee that you'll lose a set amount of weight within a certain time-frame. Building muscle, losing fat, and building a physique take time. I'd love to guide you and help optimize your results, as long as we're on the same page about the fact that this is a marathon, not a sprint.
You're serious about doing the work
A program is only as effective as your willingness to execute it. We all need patience and encouragement from time to time, and I'm more than happy to provide that. But for this to work, you need to be intrinsically motivated to do your part—and to do so consistently, not just sometimes. If you like the idea of change but you're not ready to buckle down yet, I'm not the coach for you. If you need someone to ride your ass to get you to do what you need to do, I'm not the coach for you.
You have some experience in the gym
Since I won't be there in person for your workouts, you'll need to have prior experience performing basic compound lifts such as squats, deadlifts, rows and presses. You don't have to be an advanced lifter, and we'll improve your technique as we work together through video and written correspondence. But you should have a solid foundation to start from and be familiar with standard gym equipment.
You're not acutely or chronically injured
It's not that I wouldn't love to help, but I'm not qualified to diagnose or treat injuries. So if you're dealing with an injury, please see a professional before applying with me. Even if I might be able to help somewhat, I'll feel much better knowing you're in the hands of a qualified professional—such as a physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor—who can get you back to 100% as soon as possible.
You don't have an eating disorder or serious medical problem
I am not a medical doctor, licensed dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or any other licensed health professional. In other words, I can't prescribe meal plans, treat eating disorders, or use exercise or dietary interventions to treat medical conditions. If you're struggling with any of these, please see a physician, registered dietitian and/or mental health professional. Your physical and emotional well-being are paramount. Personal training can come later.
Ready to get started?
If everything sounds good and you'd like to get started, please click the button below to fill out an application. After I receive the application, I'll get back to you within 1 to 3 business days to let you know if I think we're a good match and whether I have a spot open.
If we are and I do, I'll send you a sheet detailing the different tiers of coaching that I offer and what each one costs. If you want to proceed, you'll pick a package and I'll send you the remaining new client forms to fill out. After I get those back, I'll get to work on your diet and/or training plan.
Plans typically take me between a few days and a week to finalize. After I'm finished, we'll hop on an introductory call to get to know one another and go over everything. During the call, you'll have as much time as you need to ask any questions you have.
If you'll be doing nutrition with me, I like to see two weeks worth of tracking up front, so that I can fine-tune your targets. If you're already tracking, that part will be easy. However, if you're not currently tracking, you can start now and we'll schedule the call for a couple weeks out.