FAQ

- FAQ -

We start with a one on one phone call so that I can get to know you, your history, your goals, and what you expect from me.  I want to ensure that we are a great fit for each other as I only want to work with those who I can truly help.  If I feel that I cannot serve you to my highest standard then I will choose to not accept your money and I will do my best to point you in a direction that may be a better fit.  I take this call very seriously, as I truly care about helping you reach your goals.

We will also schedule an initial phone call or FaceTime to discuss any questions you may have before beginning.  A phone call or FaceTime will also be scheduled regularly to get a more thorough check-in and cover any questions, concerns, thought, etc. that you have.

I use a flexible dieting approach where I will provide you with macronutrient targets to hit each day that are specifically set to reach your desired goals.  This means that you will be expected to weigh and measure your foods as often as possible and estimate only when needed and depending on your goal. If you are unfamiliar with tracking your macros I will guide you along the way!

This approach allows you great flexibility in what foods you want to eat and when you eat them.  However, I can and will provide guidance on which foods may better fit for you, tips on preparing food, tips on eating out, guidance on when you eat to maximize performance, etc.  This is specifically to set up a successful plan that fits your lifestyle and still allows you to reach your goals.

 

I am always available for any questions you have via either e-mail or the Balanced Life Fitness App!  I will always respond to questions within 24 hours and if there are any exceptions to that, you will know ahead of time.

Along with nutrition coaching, I will also provide you valuable information on supplementation.  While supplementation is just that, supplemental, there may be products that help you reach your goals, faster, easier, or while maximizing performance.  I am affiliated with a supplement company, Core Nutritionals, strictly because I believe that they do produce top of the line supplements and care deeply about their customers the same way that I do about mine.  That being said, I will always recommend their products first unless you are looking for a product that they do not offer or inquire about another product.  My goal is to coach you to your goals, not sell you supplements.

You will check in with me weekly via the app where you can log progress pictures, measurements, weight, macros, and training.  This allows everything to be in one central place and allows both you and myself to have constant access to all of this information.  You will also answer some questions once a week so that I can have a full and complete understanding of how you are feeling, sleeping, recovering, coping, etc.  This may seem to be a lot to do every single week but it allows me to know that anything we are doing or changing is benefiting you and helping you.

If I am also coaching you on training, I will start with some questions to assess your training history, goals, limitations, etc.  Providing training without being in person presents many challenges, however, I will guide you the best that I can.  Every program will begin with an intro phase where I will have you perform a variety of exercises and provide feedback on the ones that you felt were the most effective, ineffective, limited, etc.  This will be a starting point to design a program specifically tailored to you and your body mechanics.

Once a program is designed for you, you will be able to log every set and rep of every workout in the app.  This provides me guidance on what is working and what is not as well as keeps a log for you so that you know what you did in the weeks prior and can continue to push yourself to make progress from week to week. 

Programs will be provided to you in blocks, typically 4-8 weeks long.  During that time you are welcome to ask questions as needed and adjustments can be made if completely necessary.  When each block is complete, I will review your feedback, performance, and goals to set up the next training block.