FAQ

Why an online personal trainer?

            Hear from a few current/former clients explain their experience with Avita:

"At first I was skeptical of what Avita could do for me, especially through an online platform. I took a leap and decided to buy the 16 week fitness and nutrition package anyways because I had a wedding in about 3 months and was honestly kind of desperate. It was the best decision of my life, my coach taught me how to lose weight and enjoy the lifestyle. I wasn’t forced to eat 'clean' foods but instead learned how to fit certain foods like ice cream (my favorite) into my daily allotment of macros. I could still go out with my girlfriends and enjoy nights out without being that crazy health nut ordering lettuce for dinner."

-Deanna Stewart

"I was worried that I wouldn’t stick to my programming because there wasn’t someone pushing me in person. I had tried personal trainers at the local gym but I hated going. Anyone who has done personal training at a commercial gym knows what I'm talking about. What was great about having an online coach is that they're there to encourage you and help you but you also don’t feel like you're on someone else's time. Being a college student made it hard for me to go to the gym at a specific time every day.  Even though the service is over the internet, I was still held accountable. I felt motivated by the constant support provided while also feeling a sense of community. I wasn’t just given some generic workout routine and left alone to try and make it work. Avita was there every step of the way; adjustments were made every week based on my check-in to ensure not only that I continued to progress but also to adjust to my preferences."

-Jenna Garcia

"I was always pretty good about sticking to diets for a few weeks but would end up binge eating and eventually just quit altogether. Until I learned about flexible dieting and I was taught how to implement it into my daily routine. Flexible dieting has so many benefits like the fact that I can fit my favorite foods in on a daily basis, or how I can live normally and not be picky about everything. The best part is that I was taught so well that after being an Avita client for the last year I can now implement the things they taught me on my own and I was actually encouraged to do so!"

-Justin Espinoza

"My problem with dieting had always been that diets forced an extreme change from my previous eating habits. My personal coach, Miguel, helped me transition onto flexible dieting. I learned that it wasn’t just dieting and working out that I had to accept..I had to adopt the lifestyle. In turn, I have been able to stick with my workouts and dieting for 8 months now, and I'm down a total of 37 pounds."

-Michael Wilson

"The best part for me was the tips that I was given. Don’t get me wrong the programming they assigned for me and my macros were crucial, but being able to send a quick text and ask for advice on things I need answers for was awesome. Like I had gone a little bit crazy on my birthday and had a bunch of cake, food, candy etc. I told my coach reluctantly the next day because I was scared of being scorned or something. Instead, we set out a plan together in order to make up for it during the rest of the week and I was back on track right away. Even though I may have messed up in a pretty big we just moved on from it and kept on rolling forward. A lesson I learned; tell your coach everything, they will help you through it all. It was so nice knowing I had somebody on my side through this all. "

-Emily Markowitz

"Avita helped me gain muscle while not getting fat, I gained over 30 pounds with over 70% of it being lean muscle (it' been a little under a year and a half now). I've always been a scrawny guy and had trouble gaining weight. Marcus put me on a plan to put on muscle while not getting fat or anything like that. I love how I wasn’t sold a miracle plan. I was told upfront that it wasn’t going to be easy and it most certainly wasn’t going to happen quickly, but that level of honesty was what sold me. I loved the open line of communication, I was able to get in contact with him for anything I needed and I would get a speedy response every time. Now I can finally take my shirt off and feel proud this upcoming summer!"

-Christopher Jones

If you have any other questions about how we can help you, email us at info@avitafitness.com or visit our Contact page.

 

What are macros?

            A macronutrient is any of the nutritional components in a diet which are required in large amounts by the human body. Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats are the main three we put an emphasis on. However, we do also educate you on other important aspects of your day to day diet. 

            When using a flexible dieting approach (as we do) you track your protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake in order to get your desired results whether that be losing weight, gaining weight, or maintaining weight. That may sound tedious but luckily there are apps such as MyFitnessPal which make the process extremely easy. The goal is to get you to the point where you no longer have to manually track everything but can eat on a day to day basis using intuition which of course will take time.

            Initially, we gauge your daily values based on a few variables which you provide us within your questionnaire. However, those numbers will change according to the results we are seeing on a daily basis.

What happens once I have made the purchase?

         Upon Purchase of a service, you will receive a confirmation email along with a separate email containing a questionnaire. The questionnaire is used by us to assess your situation and tailor your plan specifically for you and your preferences. Therefore it is imperative that you fill out the questionnaire as soon as possible so that we can start customizing your program(s) at the earliest possible moment. You will then receive your initial email from your coach, and all instructions thereafter will be explained by your coach.

How does the process work?

        Depending on what program you choose, we are here to create and help you implement a system in order to achieve your desired goal. Programs are created to be unique to you and personalized to fit your daily lifestyle. Check-ins will be required on a weekly basis.  Depending on the progress or lack thereof we will tweak and tune your program accordingly. Each week you will also receive tips and tricks learned through experience that will help you make the process easier and more enjoyable.

         While doing all the above is important to your success, we believe that being there for you is just as important. That is why we are here for any questions or support you may need in between your weekly check-ins.  Having trouble with what foods to eat? Do you not feel like going to the gym on a given day? Did you have a random question pop up in your head? Just contact your coach and they will get back to you with a quick response. You will be given a direct line of contact for those types of situations. We want to ensure that you reach all your goals successfully. 

What are the benefits of flexible dieting?

       One of the main strengths is that it doesn’t promote a narrow set of "magical foods" that happen to burn your fat cells while also feeding your muscles. Such a list would be great – if it existed. We have been lead to believe that there is a line between 'good' and 'bad' foods. While there may be foods that are better than others it is very difficult to call a particular item of food either good or bad while not taking into account if it fits within your energy balance.

        Also since there is such a high degree of flexibility in terms of food choice and meal setups, it maximizes adherence to the plan. A nutrition plan is only good if one can adhere to it consistently. Flexible dieting also allows for the implementation of techniques to further help you progress (like diet breaks & re-feeds). Lastly, we love how flexible dieting (IIFYM) is deeply rooted in science rather than speculation.

What kind of adjustments are made on a weekly basis?

       Adjustments are made if we see that there are areas we can improve on or if there are things you want to change for personal preference. Adjustments will be made to both training programs or nutrition plans. An example would be someone who wants to start focusing on a particular body part, so we adjust the training regimen to do so. Another example--if you aren't dropping weight in a manner we deem healthy, adjustments will be made to the diet. All adjustments are made to best fit your needs and desires. 

Is a gym membership necessary?

            If you chose a program that involves the programming of your workouts, it is highly recommended that you do have access to a gym or gym equipment for the best results. With that being said, if you cannot access a gym we will structure your workouts in a way to fit your accommodations. This could include workouts to do at home, in an outdoor area or with a limited amount of equipment.  That will all vary on a case by case situation.

Do I need anything specifically?

            All you will need is an internet connection, a body weight scale, and a food scale.

What is the former client discount?

            Avita provides former clients with the opportunity to return at a reduced price. This only applies to the personalized coaching packages. We give discounts of up to 50% due to the fact that you have been taught most of the principles needed to succeed and we won't need to be as hands-on as the first go-around. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions regarding this topic.

I'm a former client, how do I redeem my return voucher?

            Email your former coach informing them that you intend on returning. At that time your coach will give you a secure link that will lead you to the package you intend on purchasing with special pricing already applied. All our return customers get up to 50% off. Contact us if you have any further questions about this.

Are there any sport-specific plans for athletes?

           Here at Avita, we do have a strength and conditioning coach on-hand who can create a speed, agility, and sport specific strength program.  To aid your athletic development, a proper nutrition plan can also be put into place if desired. For more information and special pricing, contact us at info@avitafitness.com

What is the referral program? How does it work?

The referral program was created in order to promote and incentivize a lifestyle change amongst friends and/or family

After making a purchase simply refer a friend to Avita Fitness & Nutrition. When your friend makes a purchase you will receive a 10% rebate on your original transaction.

AFTER your friend makes their purchase, Email Support@AvitaFitness.com. The SUBJECT line should read: Referral Program and the BODY should include: a.) your friends' name b.) your friends' email.

Once we confirm your friend did indeed make a purchase we will send email confirmation that the rebate has been approved (Please allow up to 5 business days for your bank to process the transaction).

**Your friends' purchase must be of equal or greater monetary value**

**Referral program only appliable to coaching packages**

**Limited to 2 referrals PER client**