If you are ever in need of advice or assistance regarding fitness and/or nutrition, feel free to contact me (by clicking the ‘contact me’ tab above this). I do online coaching/consulting for a number of people, and my involvement ranges from as little as check-in emails every week to as much as personalised and specific program design, meal planning, and daily feedback.
From a current client, Kaylin A:
“Online training with Jeff was a great experience. Not only was his program easy to follow but it was full of good information. Because Jeff’s program was realistic and easy to follow results came in no time. I always thought I had a good grasp in the gym and with my nutrition but there is always something new to learn and I feel Jeff has a good grasp on what works in the industry. Jeff’s follow up was better than many of the local trainers I have dealt with and as such it kept me motivated an encouraged to keep going. I would recommend Jeff to anyone, new or experienced.”
From another client, Richard P:
Jeff’s online coaching was the perfect introduction to the world of nutrition. His direct, honest advice was not only easy to follow, but was exactly what I was looking for and has already made a difference in my life. Before I got in touch with Jeff my total lack of nutritional knowledge was embarrassing, but he never made me feel foolish for asking – what I thought were – ridiculous questions. Whether my question was simple or complex he always responded quickly with all kinds of interesting information and ways to deal with different issues. Jeff’s coaching has given me a solid base in nutrition and the confidence to know what is good for me and what isn’t. I would happily recommend his services to anyone.
What will you get with online coaching?
Simply put, what you want. Each package is custom-made to fit the goals and needs of you. Want to add muscle? Want to lose fat? Want to get stronger? Want to improve your overall lifestyle? Want to learn how to balance a busy schedule with a proper diet and adequate fitness routine? Want more information on a specific workout plan or diet? Want to train around an injury? Or find a way to rehab from one properly?
The real value of any trainer/coach and client relationship isn’t just from the program design or fitness and diet advice, but from the on-going consultation and learning process you undergo. A really great coach won’t just tell you what you are doing, he or she will explain why you are doing it, and eventually the goal is for you to learn how your body works and how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle so that you are able to not only achieve the physique and fitness level you want, but to sustain it as well. (Similar to teaching a man to fish instead of simply giving him fish to eat.)
A lot of the fitness/health industry has been built on creating and maintaining a sense of confusion – the latest program, the latest, gadget, the latest product is how many people make a quick buck. But there is no secret recipe to success – hard work, consistency, and discipline are still the three most important tools in your training arsenal. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the journey to better health. And it is a lot simpler (not easier) than you think.
Here are some of the keys to designing a really effective fitness program:
- Make it SIMPLE and be CONSISTENT
- Apply the principle of PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD
- Don’t neglect proper REST and RECOVERY
- Make it SPECIFIC to your goals and lifestyle