Posts Tagged ‘Coaching’

Steven has been training with me on my Online Fitness Coaching program for 8 months now and has improved a lot since we started! He initially wants to lose body fat and gain more muscle mass but upon achieving that goal, he now trains for athleticism and overall fitness. I give him a three to four workout day routine each week that he does in his own pace and time. When he started the Online Fitness Coaching, the routine included a cardio guide, the strengthening or resistance exercises, and some home core workouts. The routine keeps changing and adapting to his progress and now his workout even includes Agility Drills! You see, progress is not only measured by how many pounds you lost, or how much more weight you can lift, but also on how many other stuff you can do — and that is Fitness.

My Online Fitness Coaching program provided Steven some serious guidance through periodized training programs that elite athletes follow, but customized to his fitness level, abilities, and schedule.

“My trainer, Billy, is an amazing motivator and always challenges me to push my boundaries and strive for excellence bringing  me to new heights. Billy quickly identified my strengths and my weaknesses and showed me how i could improve and regain my health. Billy has designed a training program that has made it possible to achieve my goals and consistently pushes me to prove to myself that I can exceed my expectations.

He tailors my workouts to my individual goals and needs. Although the workouts can be tough, Billy makes them fun and gets me excited, I dropped from 180lb of mostly  fat to 165lb of mostly muscle.

With Billy’s Online Fitness Coaching I have been able to reclaim my life in terms of my health, and all on my own schedule. Thanks for making my workouts fun and keeping me on track!!”

– Steven, a Successful Online Fitness Coaching Client.

Watch Steven do perfect squats even after finishing 20 minutes of Agility Ladder Drills:


Confessions of a Coach.

Posted: October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Yesterday, I got a ‘memo‘ text message from the Head Coach of the running clinic that I work at as one of the Sports Science Coaches; we were told reminded to be ready with our workout plan so as not to waste time plotting the program just a few minutes before the session starts. It’s not because we come to the clinic having no idea about what to do, but because we are always asked to come up with new stuff every session. And yesterday, going through the second month of the season, we are encouraged to keep it up and make it more thrilling. There seems like a limit to how many times a specific exercise can be re-used, which makes the workouts fun and exciting because the runners won’t know what exercises are laid out for each session. This is good for us as coaches because it challenges us to come up with creative yet equally demanding and effective exercises for the runners. We realize, learn, and experience new things in the process. It’s also fulfilling to see the many things that the human body can do, and how people can rise up to each challenge!

We painstakingly sift through ‘stock knowledge‘ for exercises – that is, if there’s still something left from the sessions that passed- pushing our brain cells to squeeze out creative juices in order to create relevant and effective exercises of functional movement using just bodyweight or some crude equipments (ropes, tires, balls). Yes, we sometimes test ourselves if the exercises we come up with are safe and doable, or at least won’t be categorized as ’em>torture and have someone from the human rights department visit us. The sequence of those 5 to 6 exercises also matters – we won’t put the same target muscle groups back-to-back with each other. We make sure that the agonists, antagonists, synergists, and fixator muscles get worked out. We want to train the big muscle groups relevant to the movement of the sport, and the smallest ones involved in the most minute details from the extensor pollicis brevis to the stapedius muscle.

After the excruciating process of researching, studying, experimenting, and sequencing the exercises, we can finally come up with the workout of the day. And as I always say after each bone-twisting and spine-tingling workout, always end it with a smile.

You want a more challenging exercise? I'll give you one.

You want a more challenging exercise? I’ll give you one.

Happy Workout Wednesday!