Frequently Asked Questions
What does personalized programming mean?
Personalized programming is a fully customized plan, designed around your own specific goals, needs, and fitness background. It is a long-term strategic plan that maps out the entire journey of where you are today and how that road looks over time in order to accomplish your goals. A personal program can also evolve and change over time as you level-up your abilities and your goals may change over time.
So, is this like personal training?
Nope, sorry bud. Personal coaching provides a more in-depth support structure for you in other areas than just your workouts. We like to affectionately refer to personal training as “personal rep-counting”. Personal trainers are great at giving motivation during a workout, which is great for some people, but they are only there for you during that hour.
With your own personal coach, you’re getting a way more committed experience from someone who is invested in your lifelong fitness ambition. Your coach is there to look at what you do beyond a workout, and help you formulate a plan that will actually get you the results you expect to see.
How do workouts and my programming work?
When you sign up with Train Till Death, you’ll set up an account with us through the mobile app called TrueCoach. This will be your one central location to view what workouts your coach gives you. Every week, your app will automatically update with your custom workouts for each day. If you need any help understanding what the movement is, there are video examples available for your reference.
After you complete your workout, you should leave comments about how you felt and what your experience was to continue the conversation with your coach. We also ask that you occasionally record your movements during workouts and upload those videos through the app to help accurately assess your progress.
How do we track progress?
Depending on your goals we have many different sets of metrics to go by. For some clients looking for weightloss or body recomposition we use photos, measurements, and bodyweight. If your goals are based on strength building or performance, we track progressions. All of this is done and monitored in TrueCoach.
What is the weekly check-in?
Every week, your coach will send out a survey over the app, TrueCoach, with a series of simple questions for you to answer that helps us stay on track. This survey will be a quick recap on your training for the week. It’s a way for us to monitor progress from week-to-week and give us data to talk about over our monthly consultations.
What is the monthly consultation? Why every month?
At the end of the month, we have a 30-60 minute video call to go over the data from your weekly check-ins, and discuss your week-to-week progress overall.
We believe in building fitness over lifetime. One initial consultation at the beginning isn’t enough. It’s important to address progress, goals, and priorities as your progress through life and fitness. Goals are met, things come up, schedules and life changes. These meetings help us stay on track and adjust to what’s going on in the clients life.
What is a movement assessment for?
Assessments are not used as a judgment tool or strictly to focus on where you are today. We use them as an important tool for your coach to be able to design your optimal path and how we will help pave the road for where you want to be in the future.
How do we do a movement assessment remotely?
Assessments are given to you through a series of video walkthroughs and detailed instructions to follow within the app, TrueCoach. The app will have demonstrations and written guidelines for you to follow, including how to set up your camera position, where to place your body, what to be aware of in the movement, ect. Once you’ve completed the assessment, you will upload a video of your work through the app for your coach to review and create an in-depth summary that you will discuss.
Where should I train?
Simple answer? Anywhere. Your apartment, your yard, the woods, or your moms house. Fitness happens wherever you are.
A more direct answer you’re probably looking for? We suggest training in any gym you have available. Just keep it fun and keep it real. Your coach will give you workouts based on whatever resources you have available. Going on vacation, a business trip, or on a national tour with your band? Tell your coach your itinerary, and they can adjust your programming based on the hotel gym you're at, what equipment you bring with you, or if you can only do bodyweight training while on the road. We got you.
What if I don’t have a lot of equipment?
No biggie. Your personal coach will take everything into consideration when creating your personalized programming and workout plans. When you sign up, we’ll discuss all these factors in order to create your customized plan. All you need is yourself, and we can work out the rest.
Can I train with you in person?
Yep! We work locally in Danvers, MA at the training facility called Treehouse. If you are in the area and want to train with us, contact us and we can discuss what options are available. We love meeting new people, training together, and building a stronger community.
Bonus: We blast some pretty awesome music in the gym.
What are basic lifestyle guidelines? Proactive lifestyle?
So think of it like this: you can’t build a house on a broken foundation. It might look great for a while, but eventually the foundation cracks and the whole house crumbles. The same applies in your training. If you want to see any kind of change or progress, you have to look at your base and your habits first.
Don’t burn through life without first understanding how you might be setting yourself up. Your coach will guide you through some basic foundations to follow that help build a better mindset for a more proactive lifestyle.
What if I have trouble with nutrition?
Nutrition is the foundation for life. Many people often underestimate, or don’t understand, the impact of proper food and nutrition in regards to your health. Train Till Death can help you learn about the importance of nutrition, how to think about food as fuel, and how to start incorporating it into basic lifestyle guidelines.
If you need any extra guidance, we can help you find the right path for any help you need.
Can I book any extra time with you? What does this look like? How much?
You bet. If you find you need more time outside your weekly check-ins or monthly consultations, you can book more time at a minimal cost. We are available to help talk through any needs or questions like managing stress levels, breaking down your priorities, nutrition, or basic lifestyle guidelines at any point in your regular training. Just contact us or reach out to your coach directly for availability on added consultation time.
All consultations are done over video calls through the app, Zoom. We will book a time that works for both you and your coach. Added consultations are charged at a standard rate of $50 per hour.