Frequently Asked Questions

What if I just want help with one of the Pillars?

We only offer our tri-pillar program because we strongly believe all 3 pillars are necessary for success.  We can focus more on one pillar that the other 3 depending on your needs but this would be decided by the client and the coaching team.

I already use my own workout plan, can I keep it?

We can certainly work with pre-existing fitness routines.  Our clients have come to us with a preference for Tracy Anderson, Beach Body workouts, Orange Theory, or a multitude of other exercise plans.  Depending on your package level, we can tweak your existing routines, integrate our workouts with your current plan and help you analyze your plan so that it is optimally beneficial for you.  Some clients have ended up switching from higher impact plans to our plans because our plans are low impact which some clients find more results from.

I am a very picky eater, will I be able to utilize your plan?

Absolutely!  Our eating plans are tailored to your preferences and focus on what kind of food to eat rather than a specified meal plan however specified meal plans are also available.

Do I have to use the Mind Pillar?

Yes!  We only offer our tri-pillar program because we strongly believe all 3 pillars are necessary for success.  Analyzing the mind factors such as thoughts, feelings, memories, relationships, stress level and level of motivation are crucial for success.  Understanding why we do or don’t follow through with our eating or exercise patterns is truly game changing for our clients.

Can my friends and I do a Family Plan?

The short answer is no; the long answer is family plans are really intended for members within the same household, that is, it is restricted to people that all reside at the same address (blood relation is not a requirement).  This is because the plans within a family plan are tailored for those who live together and are influencing each other on a daily basis.  However, we do fully understand how influential our friends are on our eating and fitness habits.  Therefore, addressing our friend dynamics, especially when our friends are not ready to change their eating and fitness habits, will be addressed in the different modalities (groups, lectures, chat, and one-on-one coaching).

How long does it take?

This is a great question and a question that is entirely up to each client.  This is a personalized journey and a personalized plan and one that results in our clients living an optimally balanced life.  When our clients meet their goals that they set, they usually continue using the techniques from the 3 pillars to maintain their progress.  For example, once you have increased mobility and reduced pain, you are usually inclined to continue the activities that have helped you achieve this!  The length to achieve your goals is entirely up to you and is related to your starting point, your level of commitment and your level of effort.

What if I have too many issues?

Almost everyone has issues! Almost everyone has some level of stress or some baggage that impacts their relationship with food and exercising.  If you and our mind coaches find that you have greater mental health needs that our program targets (such as severe anxiety, depression, trauma, etc.) then an appropriate referral to a local mental health provider will be made.  We provide coaching on mind factors, not mental health counseling.

What is a healthy weight loss?

Most doctors consider healthy weight loss to be 1-2 pounds a week.  Our program focuses on very healthy measures to achieve your goals (including weight loss) and most clients lose weight at about this rate.

How much weight can I expect to lose and how fast?

Most doctors consider healthy weight loss to be 1-2 pounds a week.  Our program focuses on very healthy measures to achieve your goals.  That being said, it is important to understand that sustainable weight loss is actually never an end goal itself; it is a positive side-effect or result from pursuing positive changes in your Physical, Mind and Nutritional states.  Our goal is to never let a scale dictate how you feel or what you are accomplishing. We measure success in terms of body re-composition, such as a change in body fat percentage. Our goal is to produce a body that is in a more healthy state and is capable of maintaining that state.

Therefore some clients may lose weight and some may even gain weight depending on their starting point and their level of program compliance. However, we will never focus on weight specifically as the target is building a healthy, lean body. Not an unhealthy one with a lighter mass – that is so unsustainable that the rebound results in a higher body fat percentage and thus less healthy state than before you started.  We DO NOT suggest activities that lead to rapid weight loss as the weight loss is usually achieved by unhealthy means and is not sustainable.

I’m gluten free; can I use your eating plan?

Absolutely!  Our eating plans are tailored to your preferences and focus on what kind of food to eat rather than a specified meal plan however specified meal plans are also available.

I have an injury, can I workout?

Our programs were developed specifically for those dealing with significant injuries and chronic pain. They are ultra-low impact and many clients with different physical ailments have been able to utilize them effectively.  However, every situation is unique and the recency of the injury is also a consideration. This program is not intended as a diagnostic evaluation or as an initial recovery and rehabilitation service. Please mention your physical conditions on your questionnaires and the dates of any injuries or illness so workouts can be tailored appropriately.  But as with any activity plan, consult your physician or a medically qualified personnel before starting any physical activity program.

How many times a week do I need to work out?

This question is a very personal one.  While some of our clients have found progress even with increasing their activity to just one or two times a week, our clients have found maximal benefit when they do some sort of physical activity on a daily basis.  The other answer to this question focuses on the word “need.”  If we look at working out as something we “need” to do or “have” to do, it sounds more like a chore.  If we reframe, and look at working out as something we “want” do or something we “get” to do, this changes our mindset and our attitude toward working out and we look forward to our workouts.   Finally, as you see benefits such as a substantial reduction in pain, working out becomes a necessity and a joy rather than a chore.

I’m in too much pain to work out. How do I handle this?

Too much pain is what led to the journey that eventually created this program.  We work with those in pain to slowly increase activity, improve nutrition and improve mind factors to reduce that pain.  Always consult with your doctor before starting an exercise program.

Do I need to restrict my calories?

Our eating plan is not a traditional caloric restriction plan.  We examine the macro and micro nutrients of what you are eating rather than restricting calories. We would never recommended caloric restriction to an unhealthy level.

Do I need to include my doctor?

It is always recommended to consult with your physician before starting an exercise plan.  We also encourage to share your positive results with your doctor!

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