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Before we get into that, though, I want to tell you why I’m so gattdang excited about it.
For those who don’t know, running the online coaching program is really my favorite part of my job. This isn’t surprising, as it’s the combination of a few of my favorite things: writing, program design, and working hands on with awesome people.
Sure, I can do those things with my in-person clients, but I can’t do it from my sweet office, and they usually get upset if I show up to train them in my underwear. Usually.
There are some other really awesome advantages to working online with clients.
Back when I was training full time in New York, my clients had to fit a certain criteria: they had to live within 10 minutes from where I was training1; they often had to be free in the middle of the day2; and they had to be willing and able to pay my rate, which at the time was about ~$250 per session3.
Clients like that aren’t exactly hard to come by, but they do tend to fall into one of a few categories. As a result, I most found myself training a lot of NYC housewives, some models, and the occasional actor or athlete. Not a bad roster, to be sure, but there’s not a ton of variety.
That’s why I love working with people online. Firstly, it doesn’t matter where you live. You can be right down the street from me4, or in another country. Currently, I’ve got clients in Japan, Germany, Canada, Australia, and all over the UK. In the past, I’ve had people in the Philippines, Sweden, South Africa, and even New Jersey5.
Secondly, online coaching is a much less expensive service, which opens up the doors to a much wider range of clientele. Rather than working with actors and bored housewives, now I get to work with a lot more people on various ends of the age spectrum.
For example, a 20-year old bro getting ready for his first bodybuilding show isn’t in a position to pay $250/hr, but he can definitely afford the monthly rate of online coaching.
Similarly, you’re not going to find too many parents willing to pay that amount for their 17-year old soccer-playing daughter to train in the off season; but a much lower monthly charge for a custom program is a sound investment they’re happy to make.
With online coaching, I get to work with people who really need it, and who are truly motivated.
This brings me to the main reason I love working with clients online—to be perfectly blunt, they’re better clients. And I really mean that.
I’m not saying they’re better people or better athletes, or anything. I’m just saying they’re easier to work with and get better results. Part of this, I think, has to do with the nature of online coaching, and how it creates some filters for self-selection.
What I mean is, people signing up to work with a trainer in an online setting generally have a fair amount of experience. They aren’t first time gym-goers, and they don’t need a lot of hand holding.
While a lot of in-person clients just want someone to count reps for them and talk to them, online clients generally take the whole process more seriously. People who seek out and work with a coach online don’t need (or, usually want) someone in the gym with them; they want real accountability and expert guidance through a great program that’s been designed specifically for them.
Not to mention, self-motived, disciplined, and generally a lot more compliant with nutrition. They don’t go to the gym because someone is there waiting for them; they go because they want to be there, and want to put in the work once they get there.
In short, they’re awesome. And, the crazy part is, the average online client is going to get better results than the average in-person client. How nuts is that? Someone I work with online is going to get better results than someone I see in the gym 2-3 times a week. But, that’s how it shakes out.
Anyway. That’s the gist. I love online coaching because it’s a better experience for me, a much more manageable financial commitment for the client, and all around more fun and effective for everyone.
Even better: I’m able to offer scholarships! Yeah, as I mentioned at the top, you can enter to win FREE entry into the coaching program. For real!
I’ll get to that in a second, but first, lemme give you some deets for anyone who isn’t familiar…
Basically, the coaching program allows me to get you in the best damn shape of your entire damn life.
That’s what I do: I make people look awesome, and they feel awesome doing it. I want this to happen for you, which is why I get so jacked up when I open spots in the coaching program.
It really is nuts how excited I am; seriously, I am just as pumped to work with you as I was the very first time I offered online coaching over 10 years ago. Back then, I was writing workouts into an AOL email account. These days, I’m uploading professionally designed coaching packets into custom-made, mobile optimized, software that are often 25-35 pages long—completely detailing every aspect of training and nutrition you can think of.
It’s really amazing how much the program has grown and changed over the past few years.
But one thing that HASN’T changed is the incredible results my clients get—they make changes in their bodies, minds and lives that you have to see to believe. I’ve got an entire page dedicated to client success stories, but let’s just highlight a few right now…
To that, let me introduce you to my client Rachel.
Clients like Rachel are always interesting to work with–people who are already in “ok” shape but want to get into “great” shape are, counter-intuitively, very often the most doubtful.
You see, I LOVE when I get my hands on these people, because I can really work some magic. As you can see from Rachel’s pics, she got rid of her love handles, firmed up her tummy (abs even peaking through!) and COMPLETELY changed the look of her posterior.
Seriously—most women have an incredible amount of trouble losing fat in the hips, thighs and butt…until they try the right training and nutritional protocols for their exact body; which is what I provide in my coaching.
It works. It just works. Here’s what Rachel had to say about the experience:
When I think about my achievements over the past year, my health and well-being has certainly been the highlight. Sure, I may have actually done all the hard work, but as you point out, everyone needs a trainer… someone to guide and instruct you, but also to be that voice of accountability in the back of your head. You have been my guide, and I couldn’t be happier.
You see, with clients who have been actively pursuing a better better are always kind of experiencing that “I‘ve tried everything” feeling. And when you feel like you’ve tried everything, it’s not hard to see how you’d be skeptical that a coach could help.
But, if you ARE one of these people, you probably need a coach more than most. I highly recommend that you try to get into the coaching program, and vying for the scholarship.
Before we go into that, I need to touch on something. Those of you who have been subscribers for a while know that I keep a pretty small roster—in fact, I try not to work with more than a few dozen clients at any given time.
You see, even with the extreme efficiency of Apotheo allowing me to stay organized and be more productive, the coaching program is still very time consuming for me. I only want to work with people who are going to put in some time and effort to get what they want, be it a better body, a more fulfilling job, or a better life.
Which is why you can’t just “sign up” — you need to apply (or win a scholarship!).
You’re applying because you get a lot…being a coaching client means the get you all of the following things:
So, if you’re interested in working with me, one of the top coaches in the world, a New York Times bestselling author, and advisor to just about every company you can think of…WAIT.
Even if you want to work with me right now…
… I want you to wait a moment—because I want to tell you how you can do exactly that…for FREE.
Aaaahhh, now we come to the good stuff!
As I said, I’m giving away FREE coaching. And not just to one person, but SIX. That’s right. Six coaching scholarships, each worth over $2500, giving you access to every single aspect of the coaching program.
TRUE STORY – we only do this once per year, if that. The last time I opened up the Scholarship Program was in February of 2015. And we definitely WILL NOT be doing this again until 2017. So, it’s definitely a great opportunity, and a rare one.
That’s right! The winner(s) receive the full coaching experience, from initiation to graduation—completely FREE. That includes: the initial assessment; 8 (EIGHT!!) months of coaching from me; access to our coaching software, Apotheo; constant support during (and after!) your tenure; and the envy of your peers.
As a scholarship winner, you get 8 months completely customized training and nutrition programs, designed around your needs, goals, experience level, equipment access and lifestyle. (Want bourbon? You get bourbon. We’ll work it in.)
And, you know…insane results. If you’re into that kinda thing.
Application: Super simple. Just head over to the coaching application form and fill out the application. In the field that says “How Did You Find Out About the Coaching Program?” simply write, “I’m just here for the free stuff!” or “me want scholarship” or something like that.
Essay: In the comments section of this article, please write up an post a short essay of 300-500 words.
The topic of the essay is simple: tell me if/how/why you believe that advances in technology make it easier to get in shape. Does software like Apotheo mean better coaching? Do wearable fitness devices actually increase fitness? Does the push towards using tech for self-quantification gives us usable data, or simply give us more to stress out over?
All you need to do is write up your opinion about this kind of thing in the comment section of this article.
Don’t worry, your essay is not going to be graded! It will simply be factored into your chances to win the scholarship, and definitely will be read.
As I mentioned, winners are selected randomly.
Here’s how that works: each entry will be assigned a number tagged to your name. Think of it like a raffle ticket.
So, if you do both, you’ll have 6 individual numbers attached to your name.
At the end of the contest, we’ll run all of these through a random number picker and randomly select a winner.
BONUS: Want an extra entry to increase your odds of winning? I gotcha covered. As a little thank you for reading everything, you can get another entry with a tweet! After you’ve applied, just tweet this:
See? Pays not to skim shit.
That’s really it! You have the chance to be coached by one of the best in the industry, completely for free. Without question, you’ll have an amazing transformation, and make some huge changes in your life.
So, again, you can apply directly for the program here, which also grants you entry into the contest for a chance to win the whole shebang for free!
That’s a totally legitimate question, and I’ve got you covered. If you don’t win, you can STILL be a part of the coaching program, and save money doing it.
As it happens, I have have some people graduating from the previous coaching program and want to bring in new peeps with incredible fanfare.
In addition to the 6 spots I’m saving for the scholarship winners, I’m also opening 15 ‘regular’ spots in the program. So, even if you don’t happen to be one of the folks to win a scholarship, there’s still a chance for you to get into the program.
In fact, not only am I accepting 15 new applicants…I’m also offering a ridiculous incentive.
Basically, I’m giving a steep discount on the price coaching program. In fact, the discounted rate for these 15 new clients adds up to getting a FREE MONTH, and then some!
So, while I can’t give everyone a scholarship, I can absolutely make signing up an easier choice!
That said, I do want to offer one piece of advice.
As mentioned, I’m giving away 6 scholarships, and holding 15 regular spots. Once all of the spots are full, things become much, you’re pretty much out of luck. I may be able to work with you, but chances are you’ll have to wait until the next round.
By default, people who are already in the program have a safety net; they’re guaranteed a place, and can still be selected to get the scholarship.
On the other hand, people who are not in the program have their chances get slimmer and slimmer every time someone signs up–in the sense that they might be shut out completely.
So my advice is this: don’t be one of those people who waits to sign up until the last minute, hoping you’ll get something for nothing. I understand that impulse, but it always works against people. Always.
If you really want coaching, if you really want to make a change and build the best body you’ve ever dreamed of, just sign up for the program.
In other words, do not wait to hear about the scholarship. That way, even if you’re not the one person selected, you’re still in the program.
(And, because current clients are eligible, you can still win it–so there’s no downside.)
Obviously, it’s not “required” that you sign up; it doesn’t increase the odds of you being selected for the scholarship, but it DOES increase your chances of getting coached exponentially.
Something to think about.
“I don’t care about the scholarship—I just want in!”
Oh, is that so? Well, you can just go right ahead and apply! But, you’ll get an entry anyway, so maybe you’ll get lucky and win.
As so many of my clients know, the coaching program is always a great investment, no matter what.
One of my favorite examples is a guy named Marco. Great guy, great client, great story.
How’d it work out for him?
I would venture to say it went prreeeeettttyyyy well. The dude lost over 20 pounds of pure fat, cutting his body fat almost in half, going from 23% to just under 12.5%.
As you can see, he basically got a brand new body.
Of course, Marco is just one example of my clients who have made phenomenal transformations. I’ve had guys lose 40 pounds in 6 months, and women lose 28 pounds in just THREE months. Crazy!
Anyway, for direct consideration beyond the scholarship, here’s how it works: after you fill out the application, I’ll get back to you with some more info; if you seem like a good fit for the program made it in, I’ll let you know ASAP.
If I’m not able to take you (because of time, or I took on others, or other reasons), I’ll let you know as soon as I’m able, as well.
Scholarship or no, if you’re truly ready to take it to the next level, I’ll be with you every single step of the way to make sure each and every aspect of your fitness program is expressly and specifically designed to accelerate your results beyond what any cookie cutter plan could possibly approach.
To apply for the program (and the scholarship) click any of the links, fill out the application, and (possibly) by this time next week, you’ll be looking at your brand new, custom designed program.
Okay, that’s all for today. I’m off to design some client programs. Yours could be next.
To take a look at some of my other clients who have had life-changing transformations, check out the success stories page.
And, if you’re skeptical that something like coaching can save your life, you need to check out this blog post about how it did just that for my client Julian.