Private Personal Training

Everyone can benefit from coaching. That’s why working with a personal trainer to achieve your body and weight goals is a smart move. And here are just a few of the other reasons why it could benefit you:

  1. Knowledge/Expertise –  The person you’re hiring has a high level of expertise in the areas of physiology, nutrition and training/coaching strategies that work. You get to use that knowledge for your benefit–by getting in better shape, and finding the lifestyle habits that support your health and fitness goals. You also get all of my best resources, insider secrets and advice to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle in the real world. Like how to make good food choices, easy food prep, simple mistakes to avoid, and of course, how to deal with those last minute, unplanned moments when life gets in the way of your healthy routine.
  2. Extrinsic Motivation – Simply put, you work harder and perform better when someone else is helping you. Coaches in particular have this effect on people because they are actively pushing you to reach within yourself for more–way more than you push yourself if left to your own devices. The combination of that motivation and the intensity of your effort always means you see greater progress and results.
  3. Accountability – This is one of the greatest benefits of working with a coach, and something I hear all the time by current and potential clients. They want someone to help hold them accountable. When you know someone is counting on you, you show up. You do the work. Working with a coach offers accountability in a variety of ways. Financially, you’re paying them, so you’re more likely to work hard during our sessions and less likely to skip workouts when you’re working out on your own. From a non-financial perspective, the fact that someone is investing time and energy in your success makes you want to make them happy with and proud of your efforts. Knowing that you have to report your actions, and that someone is examining and evaluating those actions, makes you want to be on your best behavior. Just what you were looking for!
  4. Love and Friendship – The nature of the coaching relationship means investing emotionally in your success. Your goals are my goals, and as a result, your success becomes my success. On some level, the “personal” aspect of our relationship will be more important than the “training” part. I have found that the coach/student is always made deeper when you care about one another. As an extra bonus, caring for each other deepens motivation and accountability for both of us.
  5. Personalization – No body and no one’s situation is the same, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach. After a detailed initial assessment to learn more about you–your needs, your goals, what success looks like, what’s been holding you back or frustrating you in the past and what type of support and motivation works best with you–I’ll create a customized program to help you get the results you want. That includes a personalized workout plan, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and help overcoming the barriers that trip you up from time to time.

If you’re interested in working with me privately, please fill out this short application and tell me a bit about yourself. I’ll respond within 24-48 hours to set up a time to talk.

 

Fitness Programs 

8-Week Challenge

There are always times when we want to tone up or drop a few pounds quickly to get ready for something big. A vacation. A special event. Summer and swimsuit season. An athletic event. And even if you don’t have something looming over you and you just want to change up your routine for a while, my 8-Week Challenge program has everything you need to get results.

  • The Basic option includes everything you need to to reach your goals: 8 weekly workout plans, motivation and accountability, nutritional and lifestyle advice, tools and resources, healthy recipes, snack ideas and some sweet bonuses for Facebook group members.
  • The Premium option includes everything that comes with the 8-Week Challenge (Basic) program, plus four additional coaching calls, text reminders and check ins, plus weekly review of your food/exercise journal.
Ready to get started? Good!

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Give Me Strength

Cardio is great to build endurance and stronger hearts and lungs. And since it’s a major calorie-burner, it’s important for weight loss. But, here’s the thing: If you want to change your body, you’re going to need strength training, too. Let me repeat that. If you want to change your body—losing body fat and gaining lean muscle mass—you need to strength train regularly.

If you’re not strength training yet, you’re missing out on some incredible benefits, like:

  • You burn more calories even at rest. For every pound of muscle you gain, your resting metabolic rate (RMR)—the calories your body burns keeping you alive—increases by 30 to 50. Strength training is an absolute requirement if you are restricting calories—whether you’re doing it through intermittent fasting or standard dieting because it will ensure you maintain or even increase the size of your muscles while you’re losing body fat.
  • You retain more muscle as you get older. After age 20, we start to lose about one-half pound of muscle every year. Strength training slows or even halts that loss. If you didn’t slow the loss, every ten years you’d need to eat 150 – 450 less calories per day to maintain your current weight.
  • You build stronger bones. Because strength training puts stress on your bones (think about the force you apply when you lunge, do push-ups or jump squats), you force them to build back up stronger. That increased bone density means you could very likely skip the hip fracture or other injuries later in life.
  • You look better naked. Toned muscles under the skin tightens everything and lifts it a bit higher. That means less jiggle, if you get what I’m saying.
  • You have a clearer head, better mood. Not only does exercise bathe your brain in blood, oxygen and feel good hormones, it also improves brain function and memory.
  • You age more gracefully. Strength training boosts your body’s natural release of growth hormone—the youth hormone—which aids in the turnover of muscle and bone and increases your fat metabolism.

So, why do so many people default to cardio and stay away from the dumb bells?

Maybe you’ve never done any strength training and you don’t know where to begin. Maybe you’re subscribing to some of the common myths about strength training (it will make me bulky, it will make me gain weight, cardio burns more fat) and it’s keeping you from adapting it into your routine.

Whatever your reason, it’s time to change your tune. Let me help you get started with this 60-day program.

Give Me Strength will teach you the basics of lifting and provide workouts that challenge your body so you get the results you want. Each week, you’ll get a new strength plan, videos that demonstrate each exercise so you get your form right and tips to maximize your workout. Each workout requires your own body weight and a minimum amount of equipment. Support, motivation and accountability are baked right in to help you stick to the program.

Coming Spring 2015!