FAQs ONLINE COACHING
Online fitness coaching has been particularly helpful with allowing for folks in remote areas (with little to no in person queer/trans support networks) to access inclusive and affirming services when it is convenient to them. Online fitness coaching also supports people who may not be physically able or do not want to leave their home because of safety concerns.
Gyms and Fitness Centers can be very intimidating to people who are fat, visibly trans/gender non conforming, queer, disabled etc. Even places considered "judgement free zones" fall way short at providing inclusive and safe spaces for ALL of their members.
Think about the gyms and fitness centers in your area:
Are these spaces physically, socially and financially accessible to all bodies?
Are the bathrooms and locker rooms gender neutral?
Is the staff compassionate and informed?
Does the facility encourage an open and affirming environment?
While its so dope that many people can answer "YES" to every question; as they know of places in their city which provide these accommodations. Please remember many people still do not have places like this in their neck of the woods especially at AFFORDABLE rates.
Providing online services also allows for me to keep costs low to ensure that many people can access my services if they so choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you track your client’s progress?
As a trainer I'm moving away from using the standard fitness parameters that supposedly "track progress" i.e. monitoring weight gain/loss, body measurements, before and after photos. Firstly, you don't always need visual proof that your body is responding to the exercises you are engaging in, if you are having fun and feeling better that's often all that matters. Secondly, the ways in which we currently track progress is very harmful and insensitive to so many folks who may be struggling with the how their body shows up in the world. I am more intentional about the ways I may be reinforcing diet culture. I simply ask my clients how they feel. What is working, what isn’t.
I'm here to provide support and educational tools to help you along your fitness journey. My clients are encouraged to check in with me weekly via email (or whatever mode of communication feels best for you). However, my online coaching isn't rigid or regimented. It's guided by intuitive practices and a compassionate connection established between the client and myself.
Q: How often do you send updates?
This varies based on the client's unique program.
It usually takes 3-5 business days to update a plan and get it to the client. Sometimes it’s sent out sooner.
Q: I’m a beginner regarding fitness. Is this a program for me?
This program works best if you have at least 1 year of fitness training under your belt. It is NOT ideal for the absolute beginner who has never trained nor worked out before. However, special consideration is given to beginning clients. I will ensure that your plan safely and effectively progresses you through various modalities of training from stabilization, strength, muscular growth, and power.
My approach is a progressive style of training, so you will always be working out from a place that is appropriate to your level of fitness. If you are unfamiliar with the gym and specific exercises, I make your life easier by providing a video database of EVERY exercise on your program.
Again, my goal is to make this process as simple as possible to follow to ensure your success.
Q: How often can I contact you if I have questions?
I am available to all of my clients for daily communication primarily through email. Of course there are times in which I cannot answer immediately, however all questions are answered within 24 hours during business days. I can also schedule a time to speak with you if necessary within 24 hours.
Q: What happens if I need to step away from training for a while?
If you have to put your training on hold because of an emergency, then we can definitely do that for up to 30 days.You may request additional time in the event that you are unable to continue after 30 days, but it must be cleared with me first.
You may cancel your contract at any time without penalty or fees.
Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. If you need to cancel, you must do so before you are charged. Once charges occur, I cannot offer a refund to you. If you need to step away for more than 30 days, please let me know right away.
I cannot hold a space for a client longer than 60 days, and your ability to come back is based on a first come first served basis
Your training program is designed with your schedule and availability in mind. Also your level of training, and unique fitness goals are the main priority when it comes to exercise selection and the other variables that make an effective program.
Fitness doesn’t have to be grueling or painful to be effective. Also your program should be fun and motivating to you.
The exercises, number of reps, sets, lifting tempo, rest periods, EVERYTHING is spelled out for you so all you literally have to do is follow the plan. It’s that easy!
I do ask that you submit updates to me via short journal entries, on a weekly basis.
In return you’ll get from me an updated plan set to keep you on track with your goals.
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