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What is A1 Online Fitness Coaching?

We understand that seeing results isn’t always easy. Online training with A1 Fitness Coaching takes the guesswork out of the equation. Your program is specifically tailored to YOUR needs and goals. Your diet is designed with YOUR likes, dislikes, and sensitivities in mind. And you have your own experienced trainer to guide and support you every step of the way.


Who is online coaching for?

A1 Fitness Coaching is for women and men who want to get healthier, fitter, and stronger—and stay that way for the rest of their lives. It’s for people who want to lose weight or body fat, build muscle, strength, and confidence, get results that last, and get off the diet rollercoaster once and for all. Plus, the program is designed for people with busy schedules. We work closely with our clients to help them eat well and exercise, no matter what is going on in their lives. We provide you with more than just a workout and nutrition plan. We give you personal accountability, a structured program to follow, and a coach to help keep you consistent and on-track.


Who is online coaching NOT for?

Online coaching is not for people who want a quick-fix or overnight solution. We don’t promise that you won’t fall off the wagon a time or two. We don’t expect you to be perfect. And we understand that life can get hectic at times. What we do promise is that we will give you all the tools you need to succeed, and we will always be there to pick you up and support you when you are struggling to stay accountable. If nothing seems to work for you, we will show you what mistakes you’re making. If you are stuck at a plateau, we will show you what you need to change. And if you are tired of not looking and feeling your best, we will guide you every step of the way until you are 100% happy with the person you see looking back at you in the mirror.


Do I need to be a member of a gym?

No, you do not need to be a member of a gym. When we create your customized workout plan, we’ll design it around where you’ll be working out and the specific equipment you have access to. If you want to work out at a regular gym, we’ll design it that way. If you’d rather work out at home, we’ll put together a workout that can be done there.


Do you work with women?

Yes, we work with both men and women, and have many female clients.


I’m a beginner. Will online coaching work for me?

Absolutely. Our online personal training program is suitable for all levels of experience – from complete beginners all the way up to more advanced lifters. After signing up and filling out your initial questionnaire, your trainer will use that information to put together a workout plan that is appropriate for you. If you’re a beginner, we’re going to help you get started with a bang and see fast results. And if you’re an advanced lifter, we’ll help you get to the next level. We’ve worked with lots of people who are new to exercise and healthy eating. Remember, we were all beginners at some point. Each program is specifically tailored to your level of exercise experience.


I’m NOT a beginner. Will this work for me?

Lots of our clients have years of experience with consistent training and healthy eating, and they still get great results with us. That’s because the interactions they have with their coach are tailored to their needs and goals. This is not a “one size fits all” program. It’s human nature to get comfortable doing a similar program with similar exercises over and over, so when we strategically switch things up, even the most experienced people break through plateaus and get great results. We take care of the planning so you can focus 100% of your energy on executing the plan.


Can I see results even if I’m in my 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s?

We work with clients of all ages, and have helped people well into their 40’s and 50’s – some who have never worked out before. You are never “too old” to get in shape. It is true that fat loss can be more difficult as you age, but that’s why you must exercise and eat differently than when you were in your 20’s. Your trainer will work with you to make sure that your plan is designed to work specifically for those your age. After working with us, we have had many clients in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s tell us that they are in the best shape of their life. Don’t let age be an excuse. You can be next!


Are the workouts difficult?

That depends on your exercise experience. We personalize your program to best match your experience level. If you are a beginner, or you haven’t worked out in years, your workouts will reflect that. If you already exercise regularly but are looking to see faster and better results, your workouts will be designed to help you break through any plateau that you may be experiencing.


How long are the workouts and how often do I do them?

That depends on your specific goals and your availability to work out. We understand that life can be busy, so we match your workouts to your schedule. In general, most of our clients enjoy workouts that are 30-60 minutes in length, 3-5 days per week.


How do I learn the exercises?

With online coaching, we do this in two ways. First, our custom mobile app has 3D exercise demonstrations of every exercise in the program. On your free qualification call, we will provide you with a demo login and you will be able to see how helpful this is. Second, we can do form check videos of all your main exercises. If you ever have a question regarding how to do an exercise, you simply record a short video of you performing the exercise and your trainer will provide you with feedback on what you should do improve. We know how important proper form is and we’ll make sure you always know exactly what to do and how to do it.


Is my trainer a real person?

Yes — your trainer is absolutely a real person — and you’ll get to know them very well. You will check in with them every week on Saturday or Sunday, depending on which works best for your schedule. You will talk about your plan, any struggles you may be experiencing, and how things are going. They will then make any adjustments needed to keep you on track for the week ahead.


How will I communicate with my trainer?

Having frequent contact with your trainer is important, both to keep you accountable and to ask any questions that may come up. To ensure you’re making consistent progress each week, your trainer will regularly check in with you once per week on Saturday or Sunday, depending on which works better for your schedule. You will send an update form via email and we’ll do a detailed review of how everything went with your workouts and diet. Your trainer will then reply with specific recommendations for the week ahead, and make modifications to your plan where appropriate. Many of our clients also choose to do a monthly “coaching call” where you will talk to your trainer in real-time via phone or Skype. If you need anything during the week, your trainer is always just a message or email away.


How quickly will my trainer get back to me?

When you message your trainer, they will get back to you as soon as possible. We have a lot of clients, but this is our full time job. During business hours, it will likely be within a couple hours. Even on weekends and holidays, you should never expect to wait more than 24 hours for a response. When we say you have truly unlimited access, we mean it.


How customized is this training program?

Each of our training programs is entirely customized for each of our clients. We are not in the business of offering cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all workouts or nutrition plans. After you sign up, you’ll fill out a detailed questionnaire about your fitness goals, level of experience, workout and dietary preferences, physical limitations (if any), and more. Your trainer will then use this information to put together a workout and nutrition plan that’s perfectly tailored for you.

Why not just hire a trainer at my local gym?

One of the great things about online personal training is that you can work with us no matter where you are located, and entirely on your time schedule. Not only that, but online coaching is much more affordable than in-person training. In short, online coaching gives you the luxury of having your own expert personal trainer, without having to work around your trainer’s schedule or spend an arm and a leg to get the help you need.


How will I view my workouts?

You will view each of your workouts in our mobile training app, or using your desktop computer if you prefer. This will allow both you and your trainer see exactly what you did for each workout – and how you’re improving week by week. No more complicated spreadsheets. No more confusion. And no more guessing. You will always know exactly what to do, how do it it, and when it should be done to give you the best results possible.


You have an app?

Absolutely. And our clients love it! On your free qualification call, we’ll give you the login details to a demo account so you can see how everything works before you commit to any of our online coaching programs. It doesn’t get much more risk-free than that!




What does the meal plan look like?

We don’t believe in meal plans that tell you exactly what to eat, minute-by-minute. Our clients have found that to be very unsustainable and unenjoyable. Instead, we help you build good habits that will make “healthy eating” easier and more enjoyable. You will get a list of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats, and we also help with how many calories to eat each day. You will also know which foods are best for you, when to eat those foods, and how much to eat of them. Your coach will give you sample plans that show you exactly what a typical day and week should look like, but the last thing we want is for you to feel restricted. That’s why we build your plan around your preferences, schedule, and taste buds.


Will I have to spend a lot on food and supplements?

Most people have the misconception that healthy eating is expensive. When our clients get into their plan, almost all of them quickly realize that they actually spend less on food than they did before. Your coach will provide supplement recommendations, but they are always optional and not required to see results.


Can I add some of my favorite foods into my diet?

Restrictive diets generally fail. No one wants to eat foods they hate everyday, while never getting to enjoy the foods they love. This is why we get to know your favorite foods and do our best to include them in your plan, without negatively impacting your results. We’re not saying you can eat pizza and ice cream every day, but it is definitely possible to enjoy your favorite foods and still be in great shape. Let us show you how!


Can I still drink alcohol on this plan?

Yes, in moderation. We don’t believe in restrictive diets and we want your plan to be flexible enough to allow you to still enjoy your social life. Daily consumption of alcohol will undoubtably slow your progress, but many of our clients enjoy a few cocktails per week without any problems.


Do I get something in the mail?

Online coaching is a virtual service that is accessible 24/7 from any desktop or mobile device. Nothing will be sent in the mail. We use a custom mobile app, as well as email/phone/Skype to communicate with our clients. When you sign up, you will choose which means of communication you prefer, and we will talk about how often you would like to communicate with your trainer (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)


How quickly can I expect to see results?

It really depends on your specific goals – but we’re fully committed to helping you reach those goals in the least amount of time possible. You’ll be happy to know that the members who follow our plans see consistent results month after month. On your free qualification call, we will discuss program options and set a realistic timeline for your goals. One thing is for sure: the sooner you get started, the sooner you will see results — So what are you waiting for?


Is online coaching expensive?

Online Coaching is much more affordable than in-person training. That being said, if you are looking for a cheap, cookie-cutter plan, online coaching is not for you. The programs we create for our clients are personalized and time-consuming, but we are very experienced and have streamlined the process to save you time and money. Our clients love that we build customized plans around any budget. Schedule your free call to learn more about program options and we’ll build a plan that you can’t wait to get started on.


Can I see a demo of how it works?

Of course! In fact, we encourage it. Schedule your free call and we’ll create you a demo login for our custom mobile app. That way, you can check it out for yourself. All of our clients love our service, and we’re confident you will too.


What happens after I schedule my free call?

After scheduling your free call — on the day and time of your choice — your coach will personally reach out to you to talk one-on-one about your goals and what you are looking to accomplish. You will have all your questions answered, receive a login to view our mobile app, and we’ll go over the online coaching programs available to you. If you decide to work with us, great! If not, that’s fine too. You still get free advice from a certified & experienced fitness coach. No pressure to sign up. No sales pitch. And no credit card required. That is our promise.


What commitment is required from me?

You will be checking in every week on Saturday or Sunday, depending on your preference. You will attach an update form via email so we can make any adjustments necessary. You will also include notes about how things are going and ask any questions that may have come up throughout the week. If you choose to go with a plan that includes coaching calls, you will also have live one-on-one access to your coach via phone or Skype.


How long does it take to receive my personalized plan?

Instead of sending you a typical cookie-cutter plan within 24 hours, we take the time to get to know you and design a program that is specifically designed for you. After talking about your goals and what you’re looking to accomplish, we will immediately get to work on creating your customized plan. In almost all cases, our clients are able to start their program on the Monday following their free qualification call. Schedule your call now and we’ll discuss program options to get started as quickly as possible.


How do I know if I will do well with this plan?

Our programs are 100% personalized, so we can say with confidence that you will have access to everything you need to see the permanent and long-lasting changes you are looking for. We have worked with men and women of all ages — from 20 to 65 — and would be glad to put you in touch with other happy clients who share similar goals. As long as you promise to share your story with others when you see great results 🙂 Start your free trial now and let’s come up with a plan that works best for you!

You are one step closer to turning heads, feeling great & losing that stubborn weight!

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