Online Personal Training

Social media is saturated with workout/meal plans, fad diets, and quick fixes. The number one scientifically proven factor in training success is the consistency of a program.

Our online personal training programs utilize scientifically developed programming and structure to achieve goals over time. No two programs issued are the same - we customize the methods and structure to what you enjoy the most, and will be able to maintain during your training process.

The same process is applied to your nutrition plan and goal setting. Everything we set up for you will be specific to where you are at in your journey - and will evolve as you do.

When you begin, we will ask a series of thorough questions to tailor the system. We do not want you to give up your happiness in the pursuit of your fitness goals.    

The big picture view of this system is that we impart knowledge and educate so in the future we are no longer needed.


Why MWP Online?

Statistics

  • Personal Trainers

    • Average 1 on 1 Personal Training Price - $50 per hour

    • Range of $15 - $100 (NSCA)

    • 3x Personal Training Sessions = $150 / week - $600 / month

    • Lacks nutritional guidance / goal setting / possibly education

    • No communication outside of the PT session

    • Scheduling - you are at the mercy of your PT’s schedule

    • Requires Gym Membership

  • Michael Wood Performance

    • Costs between $50 - $60 per week - depending on your pricing strategy

    • Includes full nutrition guidance and macronutrient targets

    • Monitors your daily activity 24/7 - 365.

    • Constantly adjusting based upon your results

    • Utilizes cutting edge technology to objectively measure your training

    • Constant communication increases accountability

    • Constantly learning to develop and keep up to date with current literature

    • Scheduling is not an issue - you workout whenever you want/can

    • Does not require Gym Membership (but it is preferred)

The Art

  • > 10,000 in person coaching hours training all abilities and performance goals

    • Men / Women / Boys / Girls

    • 7 - 82 age range

    • Beginners to Elite International Athletes

The Science

  • Over 10 years of studying the Physiology of Exercise:

    • Bachelors of Science - Exercise Physiology - Midwestern State University

    • Masters of Science - Exercise Physiology - Midwestern State University (ABT)

    • Masters of Science - Kinesiology - Texas Christian University

    • Licensed by the NSCA (CSCS), CSCCa (SCCC), USAW and many more.

The Application

  • MWP believes that as soon as you stop learning, you start dying. Therefore, we are constantly trying to increase our knowledge and increase the efficiency of our methods to give you a better product.

  • Combining the art, and science of training with state of the art technology to streamline your fitness experience - removing the guess work from your fitness journey.


Nutritional Consultation

When creating and assigning nutritional plans, MWP use the processes and methods that have been scientifically and practically examined by Precision Nutrition.

During your first week there will be no nutritional changes - instead you will be asked to food log everything that you eat and drink. This way we can work together to fine tune your current habits carefully leading to lifestyle changes. Drastic changes are not sustainable and usually lead to relapsing back to old habits.

The information that we provide you is wholly individual to you and your journey, and is fluid as we move through the process and you meet your goals.

The old saying “you can’t out-train a bad diet” is true for the most part. By remaining consistent, and having a plan that you can both enjoy and is in line with your goals allows consistency and sustained results over time.

No food or food groups are banned or frowned upon; restricted diets are not great for long periods of time. We want to teach you how to make better decisions, the macro-nutrient value of different foods and how to add/subtract these values to achieve your goals. Everything is OK in moderation (even a glass of red wine every now and then).

We believe in the 80% : 20% rule, which allows you to still enjoy your life while achieving your fitness goals.


Training

All MWP training plans use methodologies that have been both scientifically and practically investigated. When we put together your training plan, we take into account the following parameters:

  • Training Age/Experience

  • Favorite activities/exercises/conditioning

  • Injuries/Limitations

  • Training Time

  • Facilities available

When these have been considered we use simple steps to achieve progressive overload and tax the correct energy systems to achieve the desired adaptation.

Your training program will be bespoke, and individualized to what you enjoy. Training blocks are set at four weeks in length

Your first step will be to complete a questionnaire, detailing your favorite exercises and conditioning. In some cases you will be asked to film the equipment that your gym has. If you do not want to, or dislike gyms then we can factor this into your programming.

Daily Activity - The other 23 Hours

This is the make or break piece of the fitness puzzle. Usually, fitness goals can be met by increasing your daily activity and introducing a target for calories and protein - dependent on your goals.

Training is a very small piece of your total daily energy expenditure. No matter how you look at it, one hour of training is still 1/24th of your day; 7/168 per week; or 365/8736 per year. If we only train for those 60 minutes and then are sedentary or inactive for the other 23 hours - meeting your goals is going to be challenging. By increasing your activity away from the gym (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis or NEAT) you can take advantage of increased calories.

Energy Balance

Energy balance is the easiest fitness formula to understand.

The 10,000ft view is that it is as simple as Calories in versus. Calories out - seen below:

Weight Gain (Calorie Surplus) = Calories Consumed > Calories Expended

Weight Loss (Calorie Deficit) = Calories Consumed < Calories Expended

Monitoring your activity during the 23 hours that you aren’t training allows us to make more accurate decisions on where to take your nutritional targets (calories/macros) and makes achieving your goals more efficient. This might sound invasive, but it is as simple as wearing a watch-like device on your wrist.

It is not in the best interest of longevity and compliance to hammer long periods of conditioning on top of low calories. By understanding what is happening in your 24 hours (x7 / x365) - we can make small adjustments to your current lifestyle to make sure that your targeted intake is met.


Education

Being a MWP member not only gives you the tools to be successful, but we also work on educating you to be your own personal trainer over time.

  • If we can’t answer one of your questions we will work diligently until we have the answer.

  • If you have an injury, or limitation we will program around these factors making sure that you can still achieve your goals without causing additional pain or discomfort. Hopefully removing all pain through the use of mobility/stability/flexibility exercises, aerobic conditioning and soft tissue preparation.

There are many different components to ‘living your best life’ and we go above and beyond to make sure you understand these components. We want to make ourselves (Personal Trainers) redundant, meaning that you have the ability to dictate your own programming and nutritional needs.


Goal Management

The majority of the population want to either lose or gain ‘weight’ - When in reality they more than likely need a combination of both - the loss of body fat and the gain in muscle.

Increased muscle mass = more calories burned, which equals more calories required to be in a deficit or at body weight maintenance. Big picture, this means that you are able to enjoy your food more and ‘push the boat out’ more often.

We work closely with you to set small obtainable goals (with rewards), that before you know it have become massive movements towards your big picture.

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Technology

The one flaw of the online training process can be the lack of one to one communication and guidance. To counteract these issues MWP uses several state of the art pieces of technology. By combining the art, science and technology we are able to increase accountability and streamline the online coaching process.

All applications are available on both iOS (Apple) and Android platforms.

There are no extra costs to use these applications. In order to get the full benefit, it is recommended that a Polar Heart Rate watch/strap combination are purchased.

MWP App

This application will be the home base for your strength training and conditioning

  • Records all workouts, and lets you view progress week to week (sets/reps etc).

  • Provides a live template of the lift/conditioning that you are performing

  • Access the MWP video library of exercises in real time

  • Includes the ability to record girth measurements, body fat % and weight to measure progress

  • Removes all of the guess work when performing your training sessions

Polar Flow / Fitbit / Activity Tracker

One piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked is tracking your current NEAT (non exercise activity thermogenesis). This is the amount of calories (and activity) that you perform away from the gym - which if performed correctly can increase the amount of calories you can consume per day.

Polar Flow, when coupled with a Polar wrist device will allow syncing of your daily activity with both MyFitnessPal and the MWP app.

  • Track all daily activity objectively - so you can accurately measure your output

  • Measure sleep quality and duration - a factor in body composition changes

  • Accurately measure the caloric expenditure of training sessions to remove guess work

  • Can also use Fitbit or similar tracking device instead of Polar Branded products

MyFitnessPal

This application will be your go to when recording what food you are consuming, a digital food diary. By using a digital food logging app, the guess work is removed, increasing the objectivity and accuracy of your training plan; increasing your chances of success.

  • Automatically breaks down what you are eating into macro-nutrients (Carbohydrates/Fats/Protein)

  • Makes meeting your macros very easy and obtainable, with targets for you to meet.

  • Comes with a bar code scanner, and food database to search what you are consuming

WhatsApp

This app will be your direct line of communication with one of our coaches.

  • There is no such thing as a ‘silly question’.

  • 24/7 round the clock communication to answer your training and nutrition needs.


The Process

1. Fill out your information below:

Name *
Name
Gender *
Phone *
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2. Complete the MWP Pre-Participation Questionnaire

  • You will be emailed shortly after submitting your information, with the questionnaire

  • Begin communicating via WhatsApp

  • Make a short 2 minute video introducing yourself, and your fitness goals.

  • Make a brief video of your training environment (gym/home etc.)

3. Decide on a payment strategy:

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4. Receive App Access, and Receive Your Program

  • MWP App - Lifting & Progress Check Ins, complete with lifting videos

  • Polar Flow - To Track Activity & Heart Rate Conditioning (*HR purchased separately)

  • MyFitnessPal - Seamlessly track food intake and macronutrient consumption/goals

5. Take ‘Before’ photos, weigh in and body measurements

  • A complete guide on how to take consistent measurements will be provided

6. Begin the new chapter of your fitness journey

  • With Unlimited communication via WhatsApp

  • Regular reassessments of weight, girth measurements and goals

  • As you reach your targets, your programming and nutritional guidance will adapt also


Disclaimer

What This System IS NOT

  • A one size fits all training / nutrition plan.

  • A 4 week - lose “X lbs” / “X BF%”

  • A get fit fast program / quick pill fix.

  • A crash diet, or a type of diet (zone/whole 30/keto/low carb etc.)

Please note:

Results may vary and are highly individual, however success is highly correlated with consistency.

We will never promise a time frame or period of time to achieve your desired results.

This system is a process to develop strong habits and education over time, investing in you.


If you have any questions, please contact us