Most frequent questions and answers
I will provide you with a detailed questionnaire as soon as you inquire to work with me. This will ask for extensive details on your history with diet, training, and current goals.
The approach I use is called Flexible Dieting, meaning you are tracking your macronutrients toward a specific goal and can ultimately choose the foods you want to eat throughout the day. I can create meal plans by request, but since they take more time and detail to create and adjust, it will be at extra cost.
I will provide you with extensive information on how to learn to track your macros. You will receive direct guidance in your check-in emails, resources in your program, suggested meal ideas, grocery lists, meal prep recipes, and YouTube videos.
Your training is based on your RPE, or Rate of Perceived Exertion. The training plan has spaces for you to log your weight used, reps, sets, and RPE, so when I look at this every week I know how to adjust all the variables to push you harder without giving you more than you can handle. Proper form is assessed via video submission whenever prompted, and I strongly encourage it, especially at the beginning of your fitness journey.
Yes. All of my plans are custom to the client, but it is ideal to have a full array of equipment to work with. I have created custom plans to apartment complex gyms, hotel gyms and home gyms in the past with great success for those clients, so do not hesitate to ask about your circumstance if getting a gym membership is out of the question for you.
The less alcohol you consume on a regular basis the better progress you will see. However, if social drinking is a part of your lifestyle, than the answer is yes (in moderation). You will be given calculations on how to account for alcohol calories properly.
You will be able to contact me 24-7 via email and text message. For the weekly check in, I communicate via the free video software, Loom, for check ins and encourage my clients to use it as well. I encourage all clients to reach out as often as they need, not just once per week. The clients who are the most open and communicative always see the best results.
Check-ins are once per week for lifestyle clients and twice or more for contest prep clients. I require pictures, measurements, weight, as well as your highs and lows throughout the week- the numbers won’t always give me the full picture. Cardio, macros, and training are all adjusted weekly (depending which service you choose) and no two weeks are exactly the same.
Every plan I write comes with a supplement plan. The supplement plan is just the bare-bones necessities you will need to see optimal results from following the program. I am partnered with a trustworthy local nutrition store that discounts all my client’s plans and ships nationwide, so that I know my clients are getting the best quality product as well as the best bang for their buck.
It will take about 3 months for you to see significant results, therefore my payment plans begin at 12 weeks. However, it is highly recommended to plan on working together for a minimum of 6 months or more, especially if you are in need of a long reverse diet.
I work with clients who are looking for a lifestyle change and are ready to commit for the long haul, not with those who are looking to just lose a few pounds for a special occasion coming up in a short amount of weeks.
When you sign up to work with me, I make sure I have a clear understanding of how “new” or inexperienced you are to the weights. I will tailor your programs to ease you into the process!
You will be provided with several food lists that are great recommendations for what to shop for. The lists will break foods out into their macro categories so you can learn which foods have which macros. Ultimately, you get to decide which exact foods are going to get you to your macro goals.
No. I program what I believe to be optimal for YOUR progress. If you add other programs, you’ll prevent me from helping you progress. Cardio classes, like spin, Orange Theory, Yoga, etc. are accommodatable, just make sure to inform me about them. Just do not do other strength training programs.