Frequently Asked Questions

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What is The Fit Parent Formula?

The Fit Parent Formula coaching program is our 1-on-1 online fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching program designed to help Moms like you lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

Your coach will guide you through our proven system to reach your goals and develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will keep you healthy for the rest of your life.

You’ll graduate understanding how to eat and exercise for the body you want, within the realities of your unique lifestyle.

You’ll have endless energy, find freedom with your food, cultivate a growth mindset, and develop your self-confidence!

What makes you different to other weight loss plans?

First, this is not a plan or challenge.

This is coaching.

You and your coach will develop an honest and open two-way relationship which will allow them to help you develop a powerful mix of fitness, nutrition, and mindset knowledge and tools.

We keep you accountable, educate you on the best strategies for you and your life, and challenge the way you think – in a really powerful way!

We know that to achieve sustainable weight loss, your plan must fit around your busy life and our personalized approach allows us to do just that.

While your coach will always push you to reach your potential, it's done in a way that ensures you won't feel overwhelmed.

In addition to your 1:1 connection with your coach, we’ll also invite you to the Fit Parent Formula community of like-minded women who will cheer you on to achieve your goals.

Imagine us as your life and health coaches in your pocket!

What do you get when you join The Fit Parent Formula Team?

  • Initial in-depth Zoom call with your coach to establish goals, what's been holding you back, action steps to move you forward, and your deeper meaningful reasons for wanting these results
  • Kick-Off Call with your coach on Zoom to walk through what to expect during your first week in the program, how the app works, and how to get support when you need it.
  • Text, video and voice messaging with your coach throughout the week – this is done via Facebook Messenger
  • Weekly check-ins with your coach to keep you accountable and make appropriate tweaks to your plans
  • A fitness plan personalized to your abilities and goals – for gym or home, regularly refreshed to keep you challenged and keep your results coming!
  • Access to TONS of helpful resources including our cookbooks, recipe resources, and nutrition and training guides which give you the knowledge you need to succeed.
  • Your own profile on the FPF app where you will track your custom designed workouts, habits, progress and receive program updates
  • Regular feedback on your exercise technique for better results and injury prevention
  • Community support and accountability inside the amazing Fit Parent Formula Community
  • Group coaching sessions on a variety of topics to ensure you develop the knowledge to change your habits for life.

Do you provide meal plans?

We believe that long-term weight-loss success is achieved when you gain the knowledge and skills around how to fuel your individual body.

But you also need to be able to enjoy life!

Here's the truth (which you may have already discovered)...

Meal plans don't work.

They sound good in theory - someone tells you exactly what to eat and when to do it.

The problem?

Date nights, family celebrations, and holiday meals don’t fit into strict meal plans and they make you feel like you're always going on and off of your plan.

This is why we don’t provide meal plans.

Instead, we teach you the nutrition principles behind our Flexible Food Blueprint.

Your coach will help you learn:

  • What your body needs to feel energized
  • What your body needs to burn fat and lose weight
  • How to create your own plan based on the foods you enjoy
  • How to incorporate Social Outing Strategies and still get results

To help you along the way, we do offer plenty of recipe ideas and simple strategies for planning ahead.

By taking this approach, you are continuously educating yourself instead of relying on someone else's idea of what you should be eating.

This gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to achieve Food Freedom and lose weight for the rest of your life!

How long is the program?

Your initial commitment is four months. This is to ensure you stick with us long enough to see results and develop the knowledge, skills and habits that lead to lasting success!\

After this initial period, you are not tied into any long-term contract. However, the vast majority of clients choose to extend their time with us, to achieve even more of their health and fitness goals, deepen their knowledge and ultimately become a Body Smart Graduate!

Is there an age restriction?

Yes, we only work with Moms (and Grandmas) who are 30+

Many of the ladies we work with are in their 50s and 60s.

I have a health condition, can you still coach me?

Yes. As long as your doctor has cleared you, we will ensure that your plan is appropriate for your condition.

We have extensive experience working with women who have Type 2 diabetes, Hypothyroidism, PCOS and more.

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Absolutely, because this is not a cookie-cutter plan we can cater for pretty much every dietary requirement or preference.

Coach questions

How qualified are your coaches?

Coach Jonathan has over a decade of experience coaching Moms.

He holds dozens of top industry-recognized certifications in exercise, nutrition, mindset coaching, and more.

How will I communicate with my coach?

You have direct access to your coach throughout your journey.

We communicate through Zoom, Facebook Messenger, and our Private Facebook Community.

Beyond your regularly scheduled Zoom check-ins, Team Meetings, group check-ins, it’s really easy to connect with your coach.

They are very responsive and will usually get back to you within a few hours at the latest.

How does my coach know what I'm doing since everything is online?

Your Fit Parent Formula App is the hub for you to log your workouts, food intake, progress measurements, and habit completion.

Don’t worry, the app is very user-friendly and we walk you through how to use it step-by-step. You can even connect your favorite wearable such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit.

Keeping your app up to date will allow your coach to see your progress and see how you’re getting on with the program day to day.

Tracking what you're doing gives your coach the ability to see a full picture of your progress, diagnose any potential issues, and adjust your plan accordingly before any problems arise.

How will I measure my progress?

We know that the scale doesn’t tell the full story. In fact, we've identified the scale as one of the main problems holding Moms back from finding long-term weight loss success.

It's not that the scale doesn't matter, it just doesn't matter as much as you think.

Your scale will fluctuate because of many factors even when you're doing everything right.

So, we use three main metrics to measure your progress:

– Weight

– Measurements

– Photos

And we space out the intervals at which you update your progress, which means no daily weighing.

These will all be recorded inside the Fit Parent Formula app and will never be accessed or shared by anyone other than your coach without your permission.

We also frequently discuss Non-scale victories (NSVs) such as changes in clothing size, increased confidence, and so on.

Using multiple methods is much more reflective of your true progress, rather than relying on just one measure (usually weight). This “full picture” enables us to see if you’re progressing at the expected rate and to make any changes to your training or nutrition plan if necessary.

Exercise and nutrition questions

Do you need a gym membership?

Not at all!

We develop training plans that are suitable for your lifestyle, experience level, and equipment available to you.

Whether that be a gym, at home, or a hotel room while traveling – you name it, we can accommodate any situation.

In fact, many of our Moms have never stepped foot in a gym, but have still managed to achieve incredible results.

Do I need to have training experience?

Nope. There is no prior training experience required and you don’t need a baseline level of fitness to start.

Your coach will meet you where you’re at and gradually build your activity up – many clients start with simply walking more!

It does not matter if you have never done resistance training before or even exercised before. Your coach is here to make sure you feel confident with a plan that is suitable for your needs and regular feedback on your exercise form.

Remember, this is what makes us different. We work hard to tailor everything we do with you to your unique lifestyle, goals, and personal challenges.

What if I don't know how to do the exercises?

We have a huge library of carefully explained training videos, so you’ll easily be able to watch “how to” videos within the Body Smart App for every workout your coach assigns you.

Your coach will only assign experience-approriate exercises for you to complete, and will happily adjust your programme if a move feels to complex or challenging at this point in time.

They will also request regular videos of you working out so they can check your form and advise you how to improve or progress. One of the criteria to graduate from The Body Smart Method is to be able to confidently and effectively perform the core resistance training exercises. So you can rest assured that given time, you will know how to do these exercises and even better you’ll feel great doing them!

How much time will I need to dedicate to exercise?

Way less than you probably think.

Most of our Moms are exercising somewhere between 30 minutes and 3 hours per week.

(that's less than 2% of your entire week 🙂)

Yes, we want you moving more, but it's important to find a balance that helps support healthy energy levels.

Additionally, all workouts are under one hour long.

We don't believe that you should be living in the gym, even if you enjoy it.

Our goal is to show you that less is more when it comes to exercise.

Will I have to weigh my food?

The goal here in the Fit Parent Formula from a nutrition perspective is to help you achieve 'Food Freedom.'

This means being able to enjoy your food without restriction or obsessing.

There's no weighing, rigid meal plans, or lists of off-limit foods.

Instead, we show you how to utilize simple strategies based on mindfulness and good estimates.

Need more help?

If you need more help, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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