You've probably done the gym or PT thing before. You've tried counting calories or portion control. Maybe it worked for a while, maybe it didn't. You're tired of the yo-yo results or no results at all. This was me. I did this for five years! I worked out six days a week, sometimes twice a day. I kept my daily calories down. It worked. I got skinny. But I wasn't strong. I wasn't happy. I didn't know it then, but everything I was doing "right" was actually wrong. Only one thing works sustainably and forever when it comes to wellness: a complete mindset overhaul.
This is what we set you on the path for during THE RIO PROJECT. You'll get the support you need to think of wellness as a journey. At the start of the project, we decide on a program for you based on your initial assessment call. Each week, we'll then refine your program so that it's most enjoyable and doable FOR YOU.
During The Rio Project, you'll master 8 different types of workouts. The videos change each week so you'll never get bored and you'll always be challenged. Workouts range from 15 to 30 minutes so that you can fit them in however you like. You can even do them as a supplement to your regular gym workout or studio class schedule. Total training commitment is only 3 hours each week.
THE PERSONAL TOUCH
Unlike other online workouts, you're going to feel like I'm training right there with you in your living room. There's no polished studio edits or me demoing exercises on fitness models. I'm doing every exercise just like you. I keep the workouts lighthearted and creative so that you not only get through them but actually enjoy them too!
The Rio Project runs in "classes." Why? When we're all on the same timeline, we can better support each other AND feel accountable. How many times have you spent money on videos or programs but abandoned them without finishing? The class structure helps fix that. Just like a class, you have peers and a support network that is doing what you're doing, when you're doing it.
Also like a class, you have your teacher. Me! I limit class sizes so that I can focus on each of you individually. You can get workout videos and meal coaching anywhere but the RIO PROJECT is just as much about hands-on, personal coaching as it is about the workouts and food. Expect me to be there for you just like a trainer would in real life. You'll get a customised assessment, weekly check-ins and unlimited access to me by email, text and even a call when you need it!
After the program, as an "alum" you will continue to have access to me. You'll also get exclusive weekly workouts and recipes.
At the start of your program, we'll go over your dietary preferences and restrictions. The goal is to come up with a healthy diet that works for you. That means I won't suggest food you don't like or don't have time to prepare.
Note that you will make your own meal plans in this program. I'll give you the support and resources you need to do that including recipes, sample days and customized guidelines. Each week, I'll also review your meal diary and see what we need to refine but ultimately you decide exactly what you eat each day. We're working for sustainability and this is what it takes to keep up healthy eating on your own.
I also encourage everyone to try doing as many plant-based (vegan) or vegetarian meals as possible during the program. It's still fine to have meat or fish and many participants do. However, all of my recipes will be vegetarian. The point of plant-based is just to get your body more varied nutrients than you might otherwise have and to introduce you to a more diverse diet. Think of it as a challenge!
The bottom line is that you choose whether you follow the guidelines 100% or 10%. We want to discover healthier eating that works for YOU.
For the duration of your project AND after, you'll have access to our Rio Project Community. Here we exchange exercise tips, recipes and support. I also regularly share live mini workouts and PT Q&As where you can get answers to all your fitness and food questions. This is your one-stop for wellness motivation, knowledge and help. You'll start with your own group and once you "graduate" you'll have access to the larger group.
The philosophy behind the Rio Project is one I've developed over the last seven years. I live and breathe it and I've taught my clients to do the same. Those who follow it are fit YEARS later - some fitter than me! You'll find that I'll motivate you without being too "bootcampy." I've trained in everything from capoeira to barre around the world and always keep your workouts fun, creative and just a little bit different. Most importantly, I've been where you are and I know how to get you further.
I'm a NASM certified personal trainer with five years of experience training clients from ages 13 to 75, men and women of all abilities from around the world. I've taught classes in boutique studios in New York and most major gyms in London. I'm now ready to coach you in the comfort of your own home.
Still not sure about something? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a call to get the answers you're looking for!