What types of home fitness equipment do you recommend?
It truly depends on your program! I would recommend resistance bands as a start. They are very versatile and are suitable for all levels. Additional equipment is not necessary but is always a plus.
Do you offer nutritional guidance and a diet plan?
Part of the benefit of your program is having nutritional coaching. I do not create meal plans, I teach intuitive eating. This means you will learn to substitute for healthier choices, learn portion control, how to balance your plate, and more. This will help you create a lifetime habit of nutritional choices.
How are you different from a regular trainer at a gym?
The beauty of an online program is that you can take it with you anywhere. Unlike a trainer at a gym, I am available through the app 24/7 to answer your questions and keep you accountable outside the gym. Additionally, you don't have to work around my schedule, you can do workouts when you have the time!
Do I need equipment or a gym membership to participate?
No! But if you have either, that is always great too! My programs were initially created for people who want to make fitness a priority but may not have the time or resources (like the gym) to get it done on their own. I have a variety of at-home and equipment-free workouts.
What if I have a medical condition that prevents me from doing certain movements?
When you sign up, you will be sent a form so I can gather pertinent information, such as contraindications, so I can make alternative suggestions for your program. I work with all types of populations from medical conditions to pregnant women or postpartum. If necessary I can also work with your healthcare provider to create an appropriate program.
How does the online training actually work?
After we do a consultation and assessment, I send you your program through my app. The app allows us to keep in contact, let me see your progress, periodize your program, make necessary changes, and it is very user-friendly for clients. The workouts are put into a calendar, and you simply "check in" for each workout when you're ready. The workouts have written instructions as well as video for each movement, and if you have any questions or concerns you can leave notes on your workout so I can make changes as necessary.
What if I miss a few workouts?
I get it, life happens! If you ever miss a workout, you can move the workout to a new date in the calendar. Try not to double up or skip ahead. Your progression is designed specifically over time, so keep in order! If you ever have any scheduling questions or concerns you can always message me in the app.
Can I connect my Fit Bit or Apple Watch?
The app is designed to be integrated with several sites and devices. FitBit, Facebook, MyFitnessPal and others included! At this time, only Fit Bit will work with the app, but Apple Watch is next on the list. This will help me see things like your heart rate and specific information about your workouts.
I need to cancel my membership, what do I do?
First, before you cancel, let's talk through it so I can help where I can! If it is because life got busy, let's strategize how we can adjust your current plan to fit your lifestyle. Fitness should be a priority! However, if you truly wish to cancel, please check the membership pricing policy to submit your request.
How long will I have access to my workout plan?
Programming is accessible only on the app, and is built to progress over time.
For those that are doing a "bootcamp/group" online program, it will be available upon purchase or on the specified start date, and will expire at the end of the program.
If you are doing a custom program, it will start 7-14 days after your purchase, and will update every 4 weeks for the duration of your training.