Frequently Asked Questions
“What do I need?”
A commitment to training a minimum of 3 days/ week for 3months. For equipment and other requirements, see below.
“Do I need to download any software?”
Yes. The Summit Performance app. Super easy to use!
Once you start I will give you instructions on downloading the app. Everything that we do is contained within this software. Your customised programming, coaching notes/pdfs/videos, and all exercise video demonstrations are contained here. They show up when it’s time for you to train including reminders and extra tips.
As you train, note your effort/session. I can monitor your progress in real-time, but more importantly, your results will be automatically reported and charted for for both of us. This makes it possible for me to adjust the program on the fly ensuring no wasted workouts so that you get the most out of every workout!
What exercise can I do if I cant do a running session for whatever reason?
Plenty. As a runner and running coach, I totally understand the frustration created when we can’t complete our run! So to this end I create personalised programs that focus on running specific movements but with an aerobic energy system focus NOT strength energy system focus. You’ll get an equivalent workout (and buzz 😊).
“How strict does my diet need to be?”
I’m a reasonable guy, however to guarantee results I need you to “eat well” 90% of the time. This means, aiming to eat plenty of different coloured veggies and some fruit. Plenty of wholefoods. Limiting processed foods as often as possibly.
“Can I still drink alcohol on your program?”
If you do drink alcohol then that’s ok…we’ll need to discuss frequency and volume however. The reason: if you’re drinking a lot then I can’t guarantee results due to the impact it has on your body systems and sleep.
“How do I contact you to ask a question?”
I’m happy to offer unlimited support through email/in-app messages/FB messenger, but am very specific with how it is offered.
This is how it will work best for both of us in ensuring you progress towards you great goals: Each week you send me a single email. That email needs to be point form and each point no more than 3 sentences. Each point is also one question and you are welcome to ask however many questions you like. 😊 In the event of immediate difficulties you can contact me with in-app messenging. I do check this every 24hr cycle HOWEVER I ask that you save up all of your questions for your single email that you can send me any time, but I respond before the start of the following week’s training schedule – and we stick with that.
I have organised myself this way because I want to give you and your questions the attention that you deserve. This allows me to block out all distractions and spend as much time as necessary on giving you feedback and guidance.
Finally, re email, please make sure you’ve added me to your “safe list” to make sure you don’t miss anything from me!
“How do I check in with you?”
As described above in “How do I contact you to ask a question?”
Also, each time you complete a workout, upload a photo, make a note, in fact whenever you record anything in the app I am notified. The more you record the better! It means I have more info about your progress and can therefore modify/progress accordingly 😊
“How do payments work?”
If you’re ready to get started then email me directly. Payment is via paypal. Let me know and I’ll send the link to complete your payment. I’m at: email@example.com
“What if I don’t know how to perform an exercise included in the workout?” OR “How do you monitor form & correct execution online?”
Your customised programming, notes, and video demonstrations will show up in your weekly schedule when it’s time for you to train – including reminders and tips. If you are still unsure about how to perform a particular exercise then I’ll request that you film 3s of you doing that exercise (ASAP) and upload it to the app so I can review technique and make corrections!
“Do I need to be a member of a gym?”
No. I will ask you what equipment you may have. Having equipment is great however. The reason for this is two fold: 1. Using external resistance (not just bodyweight) offers a much greater opportunity for variation in your programming and 2. You will progress towards your goal(s) faster due to the varied stimulus application.
“Do I need to purchase any equipment?”
If you are a member of a gym then no. If you would like to complete workouts/sessions @ home then ideally yes.
The following would be a great starting investment: 90cm Foam roller. Medium strength ‘mini-band’. Medium or strong strength ‘powerband. 10-12kg kettlebell. 3 or 4kg dumbbells. Massage ball (not spiky). If you’d like more recommendations after we’ve completed an initial assessment (so I know your baseline measures) ask me!
“Can I track my food intake?”
The app has a made for you food diary and tracker that is very easy to use / upload photos/track progress. Also other ‘trackers’ integrate with the app; i.e.: MyFitnessPal integrates directly – I can give you instructions on how to do this.
That said, my coachingis for run, strength, mobility and conditioning programming. Not nutrition coaching. I’m very happy to offer recommendations and answer questions if you’re stuck, however I dont not review nutrition weekly.
In short, I recommend a wholefood diet, that is rich in vegetables and variety.
“Is there a cancellation policy?”
Yes. However I have a 3-month commitment rule – In order for you to get results it’s going to take some work on both of our parts. This doesn’t happen overnight. If you are not able to commit to 3 months of training with a minimum of 3 days a week. If you are not committed to getting results then I suggest we don’t work together. After your initial 3 months you can cancel any time by messaging me and won’t be billed again.