A question I get asked every single day is "so what is this online training?" I know it seems like some kind of mysterious sorcery but I promise it is really quite simple.
The first thing I like to tell people is that, as far as programming and nutrition coaching go, my online clients will experience the same process as those who are coming to see me in person at The Forge Brooklyn. We start with an interview to decide if we would be a good fit and to establish your goals and how to reach them. From there,
we will develop a training program, set you up with nutritional guidelines and address any roadblocks you might face. Then we will take measurements, pictures, and get a baseline for your lifts.
You will then get access to the Brooklyn Strong app which will have all of your documents, pictures, workouts, and nutritional info saved to your profile. You can then complete your workouts and daily tasks and then check in with your coach to review your progress and any challenges you are facing.
How is it different?
There are a few big differences in the way online, or remote, training is delivered.
1:1 training with me in NYC will cost anywhere between $1200-$3000 per month. In New York, that isn't a crazy number. In the rest of the world it is. Online training greatly reduces the cost of training because your trainer doesn't physically need to spend the time of your training with you. Which brings us to the next point...
2) You Train On Your Time
I run a tight schedule in the gym. Which means that my clients need to make sure they can accommodate their schedule to the time(s) available. There is always another client coming in so there is no time for overlap. If the trains are running slow or your boss makes you stay late you are screwed. You not only miss your workout for the day you lose out on the cost of the session.
With online training you get to train whenever you want or whenever you can. Makes a huge difference. You can also workout where you want.
3) Workout Where You Want
If I lived somewhere else I am sure I would have a home gym. It just makes sense for most people. They hate the crowds, the judgement, and the annoyance of the gym. With remote coaching I can develop a successful program for anyone from using their own bodyweight to taking advantage of a professional sports team's training facility.
In many ways, the most effective training program is the one you will do and do consistently. So if you are more likely to train at home or at the park, then a well constructed plan there is the best option.
Online training is a great alternative to training 1:1 for a lot of people. If you are a rank beginner and never touched a weight, I would still recommend finding a good personal trainer near you and investing in at least a few sessions in order to learn basic movement patterns. From there though, remote coaching/ online training is a fantastic tool.
If you are interested in working with us at Brooklyn Strong fill out the application form and lets find a program that works best for you, your goals, and your budget. Click here