And congratulations! There's no better investment and we're excited to get started. There's a few things to do before our first session. We've outlined that for you here and it's easy enough. Whether you'll be training online or in-person, follow the steps below and familiarize yourself with the tools we'll be using to assist us. They're at the center of our work so it's important that you explore them before your first session.
Step 1-Nutrition 101
First things first. Lets start with the cornerstone of this operation...nutrition. We know there's a lot of confusing information out there and it's hard to make positive change without confidence. That changes now. We've created this short series of easy to understand clips for you. Watch it. We break it down and cover what you'll need to understand to create lasting change. Watch it twice if you need to and be sure to take any notes you may have. We can discuss them at your first session.
myfitnesspal is amazing and just became your best friend when it comes to tracking calories and macronutrients. We're not sure how anyone did that before this app, but it was probably complicated. This makes it simple. The basic version is totally free so add the app to your phone, create an account and begin to get familiar with the interface. You'll find useful tutorials in their help menu if you run into trouble. We'll be personalizing your account at our first session.
step 3-Fitbot (online clients)
Fitbot is basically the control tower of this operation. It's where you and your coach will share information. This is where you'll find programs, exercise demo clips, and other information we need to share and store. Watch this super helpful tutorial and be on the lookout for an email from our team. We'll send the invitation needed to activate your account. The app is currently only available for iPhone users. But that's no problem! We recommend creating a shortcut in your phone's home screen for quick access if using another mobile device. *Fitbot has recently rebranded under the name TrueCoach. Same great app. just with a new name.
step 4-skype (online clients)
This is the video conferencing software we use to meet with our online clients. Remember, you'll be face-to-face weekly for the first month. Skype is how we facilitate that. If you don't already have an account be sure to download the app to your phone or simply create one with this link.
step 5-client registration
One last thing...follow the link below to complete your client registration. This MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOUR FIRST SESSION with your new coach.