“Train Smarter, Train Stronger.”
Our philosophy at Brawn for brains is eloquently described in our tagline. We believe that finding the few critical things to implement in your training will always be much more effective than trying to simply do as much as you can. Those few things when done consistently and progressively benefit the trainee over the long term greatly. This training philosophy does not work for everyone, Brawn for Brains clients tend to have these traits in common:
- Willingness to learn about body
Our training and nutritional recommendations are typically informed by current research and well established practices. When it comes to training for strength, muscle building, fat loss, or sport you can’t cheat your physiology with shortcuts. Our methods are not “30 day body transformation” type programs, instead our methods seek to maximize your anatomical and physiological capabilities through progressive adaptation. Our clients have the patience to know they can’t have everything they want today and that the important thing is to make sure they’re making progress over the long term.
It doesn’t matter if you are training with us or with someone else – The biggest factor affecting your results is your consistency. Our clients focus on their goals and realize that they are a long term investment that must be made in small regular efforts.
Willingness to learn about the body
Most brawn for brains clients aren’t anatomy and physiology experts. However, they all do express a desire to know more about how their body works. No client is expected to do homework on the subject of the body, however when a training program is delivered there will usually be some explanation as to why certain training efforts have been chosen for them. Brawn for Brains clients regularly question diet and exercise recommendations to better understand them.
When you sign up for Brawn for Brains training we will schedule a weekly video call to touch base regularly and you are encouraged to email as often as you’d like. More than anything the joint success of a client and trainer depends on their communication quality and frequency to each other. This is completely independent of whether the coaching process is online or in-person. When clients have questions, concerns, or comments about a program it can only be improved if they share that information with their trainer. The more often that exchange of information the better the program becomes tailored to the client and their goals. Brawn for Brains clients and trainers regularly reach out with questions and comments to ensure a constant dialogue.
Creating a Brawn for Brains Training Program
Our training programs are truly custom. Each one is built to your needs and capability. When designing your program we start with a Skype interview so that we really understand why your goals are important to you and continue emailing back and forth to ensure we are updating the program in the best way for you.
We don’t stop when the program is delivered though. It’s normal to update and revise a program (especially new ones) a few times as you go through them. This goes back to the importance of communication in making the relationship between client and trainer the best it can be.
Brawn for Brains Nutrition Advisement
The Brawn for Brains view on Nutrition coaching is in line with the flexible dieting school of thought. We believe that all diets have the potential to work given they provide adequate nutrition and the client maintains consistency. We use the word “Advisement” to make it clear that we will not insist you eat the same 3-day meal plan on repeat until you die. We aim to teach you some of the basics of nutrition and give you the tools to put the power of dietary control into your own hands. We will issue sample meal plans to give a general plan of what we would eat if we were in your position, however these should not be taken as gospel.
Nutrition advisement services are intended to open your relationship to food as the nutritious, delicious part of your life it was intended to be. No bland chicken and broccoli, carb banning, or eating disgusting health bars.
Brawn for Brains Online Coaching services are currently priced at $125.00 USD for the first month and $60.00 per month after that. Our services include:
- Custom Training and Nutrition Plans
- Weekly Video Calls
- Email/Video Support