Updated: May 18, 2021
So you’re thinking about investing in coaching? I know of a great coach that would be happy to help you. Just know, I’m a little biased because that coach is me. Training with me is not likely to be anything like what you would expect from your average personal trainer. It's best not to think of me as a personal trainer and instead as your health, movement, and strength coach. That being said, what CAN you expect?
Firstly, my primary goal is to teach you skills to improve your physical performance and well-being. Not to force you through nonsensical workouts that will leave you crawling back to your car after your 50-minute torture session is over. My students don’t “do legs”; we learn to squat.
Secondly, I take my students’ results personally. I can’t help but be genuinely excited to see your progress. This can be frustrating when I have a student that cares about their own results less than I do. Therefore, I expect complete commitment to the program. There are infinite excuses to deviate from your program, but very few reasons. My programming works for absolutely every person that has the dedication to see it through. If that’s not enough of a reason to stay committed, I don’t know what is.
That being said, it takes time to learn the skills I’m going to teach you. It may take some time to master the movements before results start flooding in. We are learning life skills and in it for the long haul, not trying to build X amount of muscle in X amount of time. No matter how much you hate squatting, kettlebell swings, or Turkish Get-Ups, stick with it for at least 8 weeks before you decide you hate the exercise more than you love the progress you’re going to make by performing them. I expect at least a two-month commitment from new students. Three months if you’re really serious about achieving your goals. Meeting with me once a week for a couple of weeks or even a month will not yield nearly the same results as adhering to your program as I have written it.
You will learn quickly that the vast majority of the exercises that my programming focuses on are plain and boring. I don’t sugar coat my program with flashy exercises and I don’t particularly care what you enjoy doing. I care about what works. If you don’t share my passion for efficiency and progress, you may want to find a personal trainer. Maybe they’ll superset crunches and burpees for you or have you do lateral band walks before doing bicep curls on a balance ball.
Lastly, our goals must align. My fitness philosophy is that an attractive physique should be a positive side effect from having a truly athletic body. If you are primarily motivated by vain goals such as the size of your arms or butt, or the definition of your six-pack, you will be frustrated with my exercise selection and will likely not enjoy my programming. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be attractive, but performance is always king. My athletes do achieve physical features that our culture deems attractive, but that is never the primary intent. You would be hard-pressed to find an instance where my students have been told to do any exercise where a body part is in the name of the exercise.
That’s about it! To recap, if you would like to work with me, please ensure you can check the following boxes:
You want to learn skills to lead a healthy and active life.
You take your progress at least as seriously as I do. Hopefully more.
You can commit to at least eight weeks of dedicated training.
You care about the efficiency of your program more than how fun and exciting it is.
You are motivated by how your body performs over how it looks.
I understand my training style is not for everyone and I would encourage you to look elsewhere if you are interested in something else. I don’t compromise the quality of my programming for anything.
Any exercise is good.
Training with my programming is better.
I’ll do the best I can to make sure working with me is the best investment you ever made.