The role of a Personal Trainer is to teach you how to exercise properly to get the best result and minimize injury. Also, to motivate you and keep you motivated. While you can motivate yourself, most people find it hard to keep themselves motivated. Over time, this leads to the results minimizing and the person quitting. Studies show that when you have someone to push you and keep you on track, you will see greater results.
Why would I want to choose your online training?
You would want to do my online training because I have specifically set it up to make it as close to my 1-on-1 personal training as possible. You will have unlimited email access to me where I can answer every question that you have and help you along your workout/diet journey. All my online workouts are personalized to YOU and YOUR goals and I constantly monitor and adjust them, along with your daily feedback. My online training system provides everything you need including visual exercise demonstrations, exercise feedback and much more. There is nothing preset or cookie cutter about my programs. I will constantly challenge you to do your best and try to make it as fun and educational for you as I can. You will always have my personal attention and that personal touch that you just can't get from a computerized or magazine workout program. While being trained 1-on-1 is obviously the best situation, I've done my best to make it so that my online training system comes as close to my being there as possible. This allows me to work with you and help you from wherever you live. Distance and access to a personal trainer is no longer a boundary.
If I don't understand an exercise or have another question, can I email you to get further instructions?
Yes, of course! I am online throughout the day and will answer any questions that you have in a quick and timely manner.
How will I learn the exercises?
When you are logged in, you will view all the exercises and your workout program via the workout calendar. You will see animated images that will show you the proper movements, along with step- by- step instructions and my personal notes on any modifications, plus reps, sets, duration, etc.
How long does each workout last?
It all depends on your level, goals and needs. Workouts will last anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour.
Should I buy equipment?
If you already have equipment then great! You can feel free to buy equipment such as a stability ball, exercise bands, or weights BUT the beauty of my online training system is that I can design a program for you whether or not you have equipment.
How soon will it be before I begin to see results?
Results vary depending on a person's metabolism, stress levels, ability to get a good night's sleep, honest dedication to the program (exercises / cardio) and the person's honest attention and dedication to their diet. With that said, the average person can begin to see and feel results at about the end of the 2 week mark. Results will be a reshaping of the body. You also may see pounds drop or add depending on your goals (depending on whether you are trying to gain muscle or lose fat). A healthy weight loss is 2 pounds per week. Although that may not sound like much, that comes out to 8 pounds a month! On average, you can expect around that or more, depending on your dedication to the program. Even if the scale is not changing much, the scale doesn't tell the entire story as your clothes and the mirror (not to mention the comments you'll begin getting from those around you) will tell a very different story as you'll be losing/gaining inches. You can expect the results to really start kicking in around the second month and you can expect to see big results around three months into your workout regimen.
What is the difference between your online plans? I see different lengths and prices for them.
I have various online plans to offer a lot of variety to meet as many people's needs and goals as possible. If you want to test the waters, want to just pay by the month and / or only need to lose a few pounds then my 1 month plans are the way to go. If you are ready to make a commitment to changing your body then the 3 month plans should do the trick. If you really have a lot of weight to lose and are serious and ready to make the necessary commitment to changing your body then the 6 month plans are where you should look at.
I have 2 different versions of plans - the basic plan which is a plan designed to help you reach your goal via exercise and nutritional advice. While your workout programs would be constantly monitored and adjusted throughout the timespan, nutrition and diet advice will be mostly given via a library of articles, tips that is available to all online trainees. The accelerated plan includes the personalized workout programs just like the basic PLUS you will get daily diet guidance and nutritional advice that will greatly accelerate your results. For athletes looking to improve in their chosen sport, I also have the sports specific athlete's plan.
I want to gain muscle and lose weight. I want to get big and strong but I don't want to get too big!
Gaining muscle and losing weight are two different goals requiring different approaches so this becomes rather tricky. Via the assessment forms I will be able to assess where you are at and what the best course of action would be to meet your goals. Gaining muscle actually helps the body to lose weight more efficiently as muscle needs more energy to maintain itself. What that means is that the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn while at rest. As for getting too big, the average person will see nice muscle gains but won't get too big. Athletes, powerlifters and bodybuilders get big because of the way they train, eat and supplement themselves. They train very hard and eat big, especially protein. Not to mention, they take supplements (which gets expensive) and some also take chemical enhancements such as steroids (which I don't condone or recommend for anyone). Keep in mind that the athletes, powerlifters and bodybuilders you see on TV and in magazines are also sponsored which allows them the luxury and freedom of working out as their job and that goes a long way to their being the best they can be.
I'm older and have never really worked out before, will this be too strenuous for me to do?
Exercise and beginning a fitness regimen is good for you and your body. It's never too late to begin to improve your health via exercise and nutrition. Even if you have never worked out before, my workouts are personalized to YOU and take into account your fitness, age & health levels and whether or not you are at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. I also take you progressively from stage to stage. I will not give you more than you are ready for or can handle. For the average person, the workouts will not be too strenuous and you will progress at a good healthy pace towards your goals. I will assess your beginning fitness and health levels with assessment forms and questions and then continually monitor and adjust your workouts via constant e-mail support.
However, there are those for which exercise can pose a health risk. If you have or are being treated for health problems such as high blood pressure; diabetes; asthma; a heart condition; bone disease; muscle disease; recently broke a bone or tore a muscle; recently had surgery; recently gave birth; or any other reason that may physically interfere with you being able to workout properly then I advise you to consult a doctor before entering into this or any workout program.