WHY ONLINE COACHING?
My online coaching service is for those who cannot logistically train with me in person, or for those who are a bit more autonomous with their training but who still value the constant feedback and guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable coach. Any reputable coach will tell you, "even coaches need coaches." You will always get better results working with a coach than by working on your own, no matter what your experience level. Having another professional's perspective on how your body moves, what it needs to facilitate better movement, and having that professional create and coach you through a program that addresses your specific needs is invaluable. Your training results are directly dependent on your ability to move well.
Training with me through my online coaching program the closest thing you can get to working with me in person. You will get an assessment. You will get customized training programs regularly. You will get coaching and constant feedback from me. You will get continual support and guidance from me. I will supply you with everything you need to be successful in your training endeavors. Sounds pretty awesome right?! Read more below to see how it works.
We start the process off with an assessment via video conference. Few online training services offer the quality and depth of an assessment process as I do. I like to gather a lot of information about you, your lifestyle, your anatomy, and how you move. Having a good understanding of each of these components is important when designing you an optimal training program. Below are the things I like to look at as part of my assessment process.
- Static Posture - The position your body most often gravitates toward can immediately give a good indication of your primary issues to address first. Generally speaking, there are a few key areas I tend to prioritize: the thoracic spine, the pelvis, and the feet/ankles.
- Joint Mobility - How the joints move and function can provide a wealth of information, not just about the joints themselves, but also about the surrounding tissues and other joints and how they are functioning cohesively.
- Breathing Mechanics - Perhaps the most foundational movement of all is breathing. If your breathing sucks, your core sucks. If your core sucks, the rest of your movement sucks. Breathing is important, 'nuff said.
- Comprehensive Movement Screen - Taking a closer look at how your whole body functions in a variety of movement patterns, particularly the foundational movements, is very important. Watching you move gives a ton of insight on what to prioritize with your programming.
After going through an initial assessment, I will then take all of the information gathered and create a training program that will prioritize:
- Addressing your weak points
- Your ability to adhere to it and adopt it into your lifestyle
- Building a solid foundation of movement upon which to build your fitness
- Turning you into a well-oiled athletic machine
If you want to learn more about the general philosophy and structure of my training programs, click here.
I write my programs using google spreadsheets. I've constructed them in such a way that you can either print hard copies to bring with you during workouts to track your progress that way, or you can simply create a google account through which you can then access and update the shared files directly through your computer/phone/tablet. I recommend the latter.
Once you receive your program and become familiar with how to access and use the files I provide you with, you can then begin your training! How you track your progress throughout your training with me is very important. In addition to tracking your reps and weights in your program spreadsheet, you will also be taking notes after each workout briefly detailing any issues or difficulties with movements. These notes will serve as discussion material for our weekly check-ins. Speaking of weekly check-ins...
I leave it a little bit up to you as far as how much guidance you'd like from me, but I do have some minimum requirements. Ideally we can set a 15-20-minute window each week in which we can have a video chat. IF our schedules can't seem to lineup for a video chat, then I will have you send me videos of a few certain movements that we are working on so that I can see how you are progressing. You will be receiving a lot of feedback from me during our weekly check ins, including:
- Breakdown of your technique for any exercises that you are having trouble with.
- How to best deal with any pains or discomfort you may be feeling as you go through the training
- Strategies on how to best handle obstacles coming from your personal life or work life that may be having a negative impact on your training
- Open discussion of anything you want to pick my brain about.
Make no mistake about it, there will be obstacles along the way that you must overcome. Making training a habitual part of your life can be challenging enough, let alone optimizing your training to achieve elite levels of fitness. As your coach, I am here to guide you through those difficulties and help you achieve your goals.
If after reading this in, you feel like my approach to strength training is right up your alley, then go ahead and reach out to me by filling out the form below, and we will figure how I can best help you on your path to moving better.