VCNfitness Program Q&A
Is this a customized program or a general program?
I like to say it is a general program that is self-customize-able! Everyone follows the same home or gym plan. But within the plan as written, you decide how you want to perform the workouts, the amount of weight you use, and the intensity which you put into it. Along with the proper nutrition for your goals, you will see results if you put the work in! I do offer customized plans for an additional fee.
What equipment do I need for the HOME plan?
The home plan is written with body weight exercises, dumbbells, resistance tubing or bands (I recommend a set like the one at this link)and paper plates (or gliders like the ones at this link). You can also incorporate any other equipment you may have at home.
I have a home gym, can I get the GYM plan?
The gym plan utilizes equipment found in most big box gyms...cables, leg press, assisted pull-up/chin-up, dumbbells, bars, balls, benches, etc., plus resistance loops and gliders. It is up to you to decide if your home equipment will work for this. But, you CAN incorporate whatever you have into the HOME plan.
How long are the workouts?
There are 5-6 written workouts each week. How long they take is fully dependent on you. I leave it up to you to decide if you will do sets/reps, HIIT, or supersets (I explain each in the intro WOD video). Part of this challenge is empowering yourself to make choices, this is the first one. How you decide to complete the workouts will make them anywhere fro 30-90 minutes.
I can only get to the gym (or workout) only 3 times a week, can I still do the program?
YES! I have lots of members/participants that have to modify the plan to fit their lifestyles and schedules. I can help you do the same, or any one of my current members would be able to as well.
I am a beginner. Are there modifications?
YES! With the written plan, you also get access to a private YouTube playlist of videos with one per day of the challenge. These workout of the day videos break down the day's workout exercise by exercise with demonstration and discusses (at length) proper form, and modifications/variations for all levels.
I have an injury, can I do the program?
As long as you are medically cleared to exercise, I can help you to modify the program to work for you.
I am training for an event (OCR, 5K, Marathon, Competition, etc.), can I do the program along with my other training? Will it help me prepare for these types of events?
YES! I will happily help you integrate your current training plan with the program. My programs are designed to build total body strength, increase coordination, and focuses on mobility...all of which will help in preparation for most sports.
I have been working out for years and know what I am doing. You said this program is appropriate for beginners. Why should I bother?
Because I will challenge you in new ways and I feel that no matter what you already know, I can teach you plenty that you may not. I have participants of many different fitness levels from true beginners to seasoned athletes. I do my own programs and I am always challenged! This plan is set up for YOUR success...you determine how hard you work and how much you get out of it. You will get stronger. You will build muscle. You will reach your goals...if you put the work in.
Is there a meal plan or nutritional guidance?
No. But I can help you with calculating your macros and caloric needs and give you general advice, plus we share recipes and discuss nutrition often in the group. And I am affiliated with a wonderful nutritionist that has a program offer specifically for my participants (at a very reasonable price).
I am nervous about taking "before" pictures. I don't want them posted. Is this ok?
Starting point and progress pictures are an integral, but not required, component to any fitness program. This is how I want you assessing your progress, rather than relying on the scale. Photos will never be shared publicly without your permission. The group is CLOSED so only the members of the group can see what is posted.
Do I have to buy any products to participate? Will I be pressured to buy anything?
No and No. I don't sell any products other than VCNfitness gear and my services. I don't pressure my tribe to do or purchase anything. All I ask is if you are compelled to write me a review or testimonial, to do so...and to share my posts. My clients and their results are my best advertisement, so I ask to share your stories (only with permission). But I will never pressure you to buy anything...however I will offer discount codes from my sponsors and additonal deals you may want to take advantage of, exclusive to the group.
Is there a payment plan?
YES! This is why I have started the VCN Tribe membership program (minimum 3 months which is the duration of the program). With the initial registration fee being 3 months of membership and the low monthly cost of $35/month ($105 upon registration, you will not be charged until month 4 for the monthly and you can cancel if you choose) you will get the challenge program, the videos, entry to the group and so much more. It is a relatively low cost for a program with very high value.
What is the VCN Tribe?
The Tribe is my membership program. You get additional perks, including discounts and personal accountability, through this program. See all the details by clicking here.