YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
What is the commitment for coaching?
With my coaching, I am committed to form deep and lasting relationships with my clients. The minimum commitment to work with me is 3 months, though typically clients will stay on much longer, and discounts are available for longer contracts.
How do I get started?
After applying with our coaching plan and once you are accepted, you’ll have a 1-on-1 Zoom call with me and together we will deep dive into your health & wellness history, fitness background, goals, limitations, and reasons that may be holding you back.
How often will I communicate with my coach?
I will be checking your workout results daily throughout the week to answer any questions that come up and provide coaching notes if needed. The more information you add to your workouts in the Trainerize app, the more I will be able to give feedback and fine tune your program.
If appropriate for you, I will also add a weekly check-in to your program to see how your training, nutrition, and lifestyle factors such as stress and sleep are going. I will also have a 30 minute Zoom call with you once per month, or 5-10 minute weekly check-ins, which is a great opportunity to dive deeper into program feedback to make sure you are liking your program and that it is working for you.
How many workouts will I get per week?
Your training schedule will be co-created by me and you according to what works best for you, and I will write or record as many (or as few) workouts as you need, customizing the program specifically for you! Depending on how you responded to our original program, I may change your plan based on your previous results.
What kind of nutrition coaching is involved?
I will NOT be putting you some crash diet, nor will I be sending you cookie-cutter meal plans. That will certainly set you up for a failure! Rather, I will be coaching your health habits & lifestyle and providing you with a guided meal plan to fit your individual needs.
For some clients, this may be simply drinking enough water and eating more slowly. For others, it might be a detailed macronutrient plan or eating specific foods to help with their training and/or recovery. I will be providing all of the information and accountability you need to form habits that support your needs and give you the confidence to make great nourishment a part of your everyday routine.
If I am a Recovering addict How would this benefit my sobriety ?
Working out and taking on healthy, proper nutrition habits has immense, positive benefits to your mood, your long-term recovery, and your physical health. In my experience, many people with various substance use disorders which I have personally coached have found that exercise helps to distract them from cravings. Workouts add structure to the day. They help with forming positive social connections, and help treat depression and anxiety in combination with other therapies. As well, eating certain foods (versus others) may help in their physical and mental health recovery. I am experienced with working with all forms of addiction and can assist with a nutrition plan, adding in nutrients that have likely been depleted to help rebuild your physical and mental health and help in your long term recovery.
I am NOT a licensed nutritionist, therapist or sobriety coach. My involvement will be solely based on guiding you with fitness, nutrition and recovery methods that I have learned and have first-hand experience with both personally and through coaching hundreds of addicts (all forms of addiction) in recovery. I will also be playing a role of an accountability partner / coach. Sometimes recovering addicts may develop an unhealthy relationship with Fitness and Nutrition, most commonly overtraining or eating the wrong foods. An example would be an individual going from complete inactivity for many months or years, not doing anything physical to doing 1000 push ups and burpees daily or perhaps eating solely junk food to fasting or drinking only kale juice. This kind of extreme behavior must be monitored and reminded by your coach weekly and monthly.
What if I’m injured?
Whether you have a nagging injury from the past or a new issue that just came up, my goal is to guide you to train safely and as pain-free as possible. With your assessment, we will be able to identify the movements that you are capable of doing and your plan will be designed by me based on the moves that you can execute as pain-free as possible. I am not a doctor and will always recommend you do a physical check up prior to embarking on any new program and also consult a doctor and stop the program if you have concerns or pain of any kind before safely resuming.
I will be able to program recovery workouts and recommend lifestyle practices that promote healing and incorporate movements to ideally work around your injuries and strengthen you over time. There is almost always a way to keep moving safely and I will guide you through the process so that you won’t have to guess on how to modify workouts on your own.