Technology has given me the opportunity to work with you wherever you live in the United States. If you have some exercise equipment and it just collects dust or hangs your line dry laundry items, this might be for you! You see, most of us know you should and may even want to exercise, but don’t stick to it regularly or get burned out easily. That’s where I come in. I’ll provide the accountability of an appointment and help keep your workouts fresh by progressing you instead of doing the same things all the time. If you have some dumbbells or an adjustable set, and some resistance bands, we can get started! You can add to your home gym as we go.
I may not physically be in the room with you, but I can still coach you as if I was physically there. I have over 10 years experience coaching people in person, so I have gotten pretty good with verbal cueing and don’t need to physically touch you to get you in the right position for each exercise. I also know how to swap exercises on the fly. Let’s say your shoulder is cranky and doesn’t like to Bench Press. Well maybe we can swap that for a Dumbbell Bench Press with a neutral grip at the bottom of the movement? Or one day you log on for our session and your low back is sore from shoveling snow, maybe deadlifts are out but you can do a hip thrust, sparing your low back.
Here’s how it works:
- Virtual training is conducted on Zoom or FaceTime at mutually agreed upon times. If you live anywhere in the United States, we can work together, just know that I am on Central Time!
- I will send you a few forms: New Client Intake, Liability Waiver, and Policies & Expectations via Google Forms. Fill them out on your computer or phone and submit them electronically.
- Schedule your free strategy session where we will talk about the questions in the New Client Intake, take you through a Functional Movement Screen to see how you currently move, and discuss the next steps to set you up for success on your fitness journey.
- I have options to train with me one, two, or three days per week. We’ll discuss what works best for you. I use a hybrid approach, and will give you homework workouts to do on your own time so you can workout more frequently. I deliver these through a spreadsheet on Google Sheets with video links to YouTube videos I made of each exercise.
To get started, send an email to email@example.com to set up your strategy session.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need any equipment?
Yes! You don’t need much equipment to get started. I can certainly help point you in the right direction for some of the basics to start building your home gym if you don’t have one yet. A suspension trainer, an assortment of dumbbells or set of adjustable dumbbells, and all-purpose resistance bands are a great start.
What’s the best way to set-up a camera?
The best way for me to see you doing your exercises is to set-up a laptop on something about counter height and 6-8 feet away from where you will be doing your exercises. Cellphones and tablets work as well, but unless you have a stand to place it in, the only view I can see is your ceiling, or the floor when your cellphone falls over. The best view for most exercises is usually at a right angle so I can see your spinal posture better than looking straight at the front of you.
What does Virtual Training cost?
The minimum investment is $300 per month to train live once per week and get homework workouts. It is recommend that you commit to at least 6 months to see great results. I don’t believe in quick fixes or 6 week 6-packs, those don’t work and they’re all hype.
Can my spouse/partner train with me?
Yes! If you have similar goals and enough equipment, we can make it happen.
What is the cancellation policy for my sessions?
I need 24 hrs notice if you need to change your time or day that you are training. If I do not get enough notice, I reserve the right to charge you at the rate of one session. You can avoid being charged if we can reschedule that week at a mutually agreed upon time. I do this for two reasons, it is another form of accountability and I need to make a living.