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  • Comprehensive fitness & nutritional assessment

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    Custom training program

    Supplementation recommendations

    Weekly progress updates

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  • 1 Month
  • $399 /mo

  • Comprehensive fitness & nutritional assessment

    Custom macro guidelines

    Custom training program

    Supplementation recommendations

    Weekly progress updates

    Weekly Email correspondence for questions and analysis

    1 x 45 Minute Skype consultation

  • 3 Month
  • $325 /mo

  • Comprehensive fitness & nutritional assessment

    Custom macro guidelines

    Custom training program

    Supplementation recommendations

    Weekly progress updates

    Weekly Email correspondence for questions and analysis

    1 x 45 Minute Skype consultation

  • 12 Month
  • $299 /mo

  • Comprehensive fitness & nutritional assessment

    Custom macro guidelines

    Custom training program

    Supplementation recommendations

    Weekly progress updates

    Weekly Email correspondence for questions and analysis

    1 x 45 Minute Skype consultation

Why you should hire a coach:

If you’re already happy with every aspect of your health, fitness and physique, then skip along to the next article. But if you’re like me, and the countless others that aspire to be better in some way shape or form, then take a minute to consider these 5 reasons you should hire a coach.

I know what you’re going to say, I’ve heard it from countless clients for the past 15 years, “I know what to do – how to train, what to eat I just haven’t pulled it all together.” That may be true, or maybe just maybe you haven’t “pulled it all together” because you don’t have all the pieces – I am not saying you are not a smart, hard working fitness enthusiast capable of climbing over obstacles and busting through plateaus, I am saying that even the best, most accomplished athlete in the world, have coaches. Think about it –Name one athletic hero that doesn’t have a coach….

Hamm, Jordan, Jeter, Serena, Venus, Woods…and all the others you know by one name all have coaches, so what make you think you need “go it alone?”

If you don’t like the coaching moniker, then think of it as hiring a life caddie – helping you select the right club – or in this case telling you to “put down the bear claw”. Ok so maybe that’s a fairly obvious example but you get my point. Even those that work professionally in the health fitness physique industry have coaches. We are constantly spending time effort and money, lots of money consulting with other coaches learning and having program written to help us stay on track. Why do we do it? The same reasons you should:

Accountability – Believe or not we will make concessions and let ourselves down long before we will let someone else down. I once had a client who’s Olympic coach (and former Olympian herself) share with me the greatest motivation to perform well is not to reach the goals for yourself, but to perform well for all of the people that supported her, coaches, team mates, friends, family. I think most people operate this why, I know I do – when I am tired and don’t feel like training, I think about my clients, my coaches, my friends and my family, I want them to be proud of me, its thinking about making them proud and being an inspiration to them that keeps me going. By hiring a coach you have built in accountability to something greater than yourself.

Camaraderie – Yes – camaraderie even in an online capacity, how you might ask? Your are part of team, whether you want start your own “Journey to the Stage” or just a journey to the optimal version of yourself, you are part of the team – Ill be in your corner supporting you and the whole Core Family connected through social media supporting and “liking” your progress, I may sound hokie but I will tell you first hand that being part of a team and feeling that camaraderie with like minded individuals is a powerful thing.

Expertise – In the event that you would benefit from an expert tip or two, having a professionally developed program to help you reach your goals will cut out a lot of guesswork. I have often said to clients that pizza is rarely a problem for people trying to reach their fitness goals, I have seen yogurt and granola crush many more health, fitness, physique goals than pizza ever thought of doing – Why you ask? Because in all my years of doing this (15 if you can believe it) I have never heard one person say “I eat pizza every morning and cant figure out why I’m not leaning out”. …That is not the case with yogurt and granola. We need to change the conversation from “is it healthy?” to “is it right for me?” The reality – the combination of yogurt & granola is an all out assault on your insulin (or fat storage hormone). Thinking yogurt and granola are “health foods” are a misconception – so people will turn to them thinking, hey they are low in calories, healthy and that should help me burn fat. Wrong – I goggled it and you’re wrong – Eating yogurt and granola, especially in the morning will significantly contribute to fat retention & promote intestinal inflammation despite what you may have been told. See the benefit to working with a coach is having instant access to countless tips and tricks to help you reach your goals and cut out all the guesswork. This allows you to put your effort in to your training, eating and sleeping and not trying to figure out what’s right for you.

Motivation – I have often said I am not a “rah rah” coach – people pay me for information and to help them over and around their blocking factors and not to be their cheerleader –trust me no one wants to see me in a skirt – but I would be lying is I said having a coach is not motivating. As a human we seek contact with other humans, don’t believe me? Go pursue any social media site and look at how many hundreds of millions of people are interacting with each other right now. It’s mind blowing how badly we want to connect with others. We are pack animals and simply want to connect. It’s one of the reasons I love coaching, I get to work with people and working as an online coach allows me to connect with more people than I could if I were only coaching in a gym. Having a coach and being part of a team are surprisingly motivating and can contribute to your results.

Results – Speaking of results, that’s why we are all here isn’t it? We aspire to be better than we are. It is possible to get the results you want, it just takes a few easy steps:

  • 1. A defined goal.
  • 2. A program capable of helping your reach that goal.
  • 3. The courage on your part to show up.

We can help you define a goal, design a program to help you reach the goal and provide the accountability and support to help you reach the goal. You just need to have the courage to start.

I have spent 15 years, countless hours and more dollars building a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals – let me help you reach your goal – I have 5 spots available for the next 3 months. Invest in yourself and your goals and three months from now you could be like one of these people looking at your after photos. You can do it – now is the time.

Are you committing this common fat loss mistake?

As humans we possess a remarkable talent – a blessing and a curse when it comes to fat loss really– it separates us from most of the animal kingdom, and no it’s not opposable thumb strength – we have the capacity to reason; to make deals with others and ourselves. It allows us to live in a civilized world but it can rear its ugly head and sabotages our fat loss.

See if this situation sounds familiar: you go out to dinner on Friday night with the intentions of “being good”. You order something sensible for dinner and even avoid the social glass of wine (saving your cheats for Saturday) but before the check comes, the server delivers a dessert for the table. With your friends encouragement your can feel yourself hemoraghing will power by the second – you cave. You knock down your share of the decadent sweet treat and enjoy every bite. So what? You weren’t planning having dessert but who cares, one dessert won’t kill you.

Saturday comes and you enjoy your “planned cheats” to the fullest and roll into Sunday. At brunch on Sunday you try to stay strong taking a “bite” of your friends waffles and a sip or two of a mimosa and begin to make a “the deal” with yourself – I already had dessert on Friday, a cheat day yesterday, the weekend is already blown I might as well just enjoy myself today and get back to good on Monday.

The problem: The Mondays never come. Why do we do this to ourselves? Set ourselves up to fail. I am all for flexible dieting, and enjoying food and life to the fullest – In fact am a huge foodie – I love everything about food; the planning, shopping, cooking, eating and sharing food with friends and family – the whole process. I understand the “deals” we make with ourselves as well as anyone – it’s not that fact that we “cheat” or “fall off” the nutrition problem that is the problem, we all veer off the road – all of us – it only becomes a problem when we allow a little “veer of the road” as justification to point the car into a ravine and go barreling through the woods.

If you have ever used an unplanned treat as a justification to catapult into a scene from Willie Wonka (the original not the creepy Johnny Depp version) – then get in line and listen up.

You are not alone, we all have “off days”. Days where eating clean and having a good training session are replaced with long stressful hours at the office, a house full of screaming kids and in-laws…that is just the presence of your in-laws, all of which results in us eating our emotions with our two best friends Ben and Jerry while we watch recorded episodes of the Big Bang Theory - or at least someone I know did that once.

The point is, we all get off track, its part of being human, but we must resist the temptation to simply hit the “reset button”. Keep the car on the road and prevent a small fire from burning down the house. The secret to long term success being consistently consistent – and no that doesn’t mean being perfect. It means we need to remove the reset button from our playbook.

What does this look like in practicality?

When you’ve had a long stressful day at the office and miss your training session, do you compound the problem and rest your face on a pizza? No! You missed your training session, it happens, stay true to your nutrition plan and hit the gym the next day.

When you are forced to travel for work and have “iffy at best” food options, do you say screw it! I’m just going to eat what I want and start when I get back? No! You get to the hotel gym each day, do your best with the options that are available and reward yourself for making the best of the situation with a “cheat” when you get home.

The point is when you fall off your program, don’t justify scraping your whole meal, day or even week of fitness goals, simply take it for what it was – a slip up, enjoy it and get back on the plan.

It’s all part of the journey and one of the big reasons I recommend that each person have a well defined nutrition and training plan and a coach to help the navigate. If you would like to discuss nutrition and training options – don’t hit “the reset button” contact us know and get started.

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