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Online Coaching Done Right
If you’re in the market for an online contest prep coach – or if you’re just looking to get in better shape regardless of the end goal – you need a coach you can trust and one that knows how to work with clients they aren’t seeing in-person on a regular basis.
I know what it takes. I know where diets fall short. I can tell when your self-motivation is lagging behind the curve. I can anticipate problems with your training and identify your weaknesses (and strengths). I know it’s a two-way street – it’s not about me just telling you what to do, but also getting feedback, digging deeper into the details of how effective things feel, analyzing your reports and updates, and making changes from there.
Contest Prep/Competition Prep Coaching
If you’ve never competed before and are looking to do your first show, no doubt you have a ton of questions. What show do I pick? What organization is best? When and from whom do I get my suit? When will I be ready? How do I pose? Am I on track? Male or female – whether your target is bodybuilding, classic physique, women’s physique, men’s physique, figure, or bikini – I know what the judges want to see and can help you determine not only the best fit for you but how to get there.
All of that is covered in detail and much of it early on so you can put your mind at ease and focus on the day-to-day work that has to be done so you can be ready and at your absolute best on show day.
Or maybe you’ve competed before – you’re looking to improve your conditioning from your previous outings, put on more size, switch divisions, or all of the above. Whether you’re in off-season/growth mode or ready to jump straight into prep, we’ll create a plan that does exactly what it needs to be – as efficient as possible with no wasted energy, because you’ll need all of it to get the job done.
General Fitness/Body Transformation Coaching
Or maybe you have zero interest at all in ever stepping up on stage – or perhaps it’s something like “maybe, if, way down the road, kinda, sorta…” but certainly not a top priority. Absolutely fine.
In my eyes, all of my clients are equally important. Whether you’re a pro competitor or a working mom who’s trying to drop weight and get back in shape, you’ve got my full focus and attention and my unwavering belief in your ability to succeed. Whatever the goal, we can make it happen. All plans are tuned to the goals and abilities of each person.
All plans are presented on a week-by-week basis. Every week on a scheduled day, I’ll review everything, answer questions and give feedback, and provide a revision to the plan with any changes that are appropriate – along with an explanation as to why. I’m also available via text/email 7 days a week for anything that happens come up between scheduled check-ins.
Been Burned Before?
I’ve heard so many horror stories from clients about previous experiences with online coaches. Everything from just being slow to respond, not responding at all, completely disappearing entirely, having unreasonable plans that are not practical or sustainable (oh, the stories I could tell), or just being disorganized and not interested in actually explaining the reasoning behind their decisions – there are some great coaches out there but a LOT of bad ones as well.
I take pride in my response time and the thoroughness of my responses as well. I’m not a “yes” or “no” kinda guy – more like that, but with an additional paragraph explaining my thoughts. I take the role of “coach” seriously – part of my job is to teach!
Working exclusively as an online prep and transformation coach means that my attention isn’t divided between clients I never see and ones that I do. This also means that if you browse over to see my client results page, everyone on there is a client I did not actually work with in person. It’s a completely different strategy and skill set when working with someone online – there are assumptions you can’t make and additional info you need to dig for on a regular basis in order to get the results we both want.
Precision Diet and Meal Planning
I’m not a hardcore believer in the “old school” dieting approach – where basically you rely on 12 foods and restrict yourself in a crazy way. Yes it works, but it’s also no long 1982 and we know there are a lot of other dietary strategies that work just as well! Dietary approaches I’ve had great success with – both in meals plans and macro-based (IIFYM) plans – include high carb, high fat, ketogenic, intermittent fasting, carb cycling, backloading, refeeds – it just depends on the person!
My goal is to work with you to find the strategy that is best for you and your intensity level. The results you get are always a product of how hard you’re willing to push – but if your goal isn’t to have 3.5% body fat then you don’t need a diet designed to get there.
Super Detailed Training Programming
Workout programming is one of my favorite things, and writing an effective plan, seeing it properly executed and seeing the results that come from it is extremely rewarding. My general training philosophy is to follow a set of workouts for ~4 weeks (on average), with metrics in place and clear instructions on how to force progressive overload during that time and keep your body from adapting. I love basic, compound movements but getting some new or stranger exercises in here and there is always an effective way to stir up some growth!
All of my workouts include details explanations on what to do: exercise, sets, reps, rest periods, mentions of alternative exercises, any added focus or point of concentration on a specific move, and video playlists for all workouts so you can see each move done correctly and hear me talk about exactly what I want done.
Also included with a coaching package is a full supplementation protocol – which, to be honest, is usually pretty limited. I am not a big believer in the supplement industry and typically believe that “less is more” and that your money is best spent elsewhere. I also do cycle planning and construction for those competing in non-drug tested shows.
$149/month – no contracts, no additional cost due at signup
I also have high expectation of my clients. Foremost among these is a positive attitude – if you want your body to go to a better place, your mind has to lead the charge. You also need to be able to communicate effectively, ask questions, follow directions that will be clearly provided, check your ego at the door, be willing to learn, and be willing to bust your ass.
Questions? Comments? Interested in learning more? Reach out to me via my contact page