Online Coaching

It’s time to get the results you’ve been wanting for the longest time. To be leaner, stronger, and healthier, and finally reach that goal.

I know I can help you get there.

Raphael takes a quick break to pose for a pic with an online coaching client on Skype

We all know momentum and motivation tend to go downhill with stress, work and family demands, and it can be challenging and frustrating to do this all on your own. That’s where I come in. Online coaching means you’ll be able to reach me every day, multiple times a day. It’s not about signing up with a personal trainer in a gym who you see just 2-3 times a week for an hour. Regular, open communication with me, your coach, is one of the biggest advantages you’ll receive. Together we’ll build a realistic program that fits into your lifestyle and it won’t require eating foods you detest or completely avoiding foods you love. Life shouldn’t work like that.

As an online coaching client you can do your workouts in a variety of settings, including the gym, but also while traveling or even in your home if you have the proper equipment or prefer to perform only body weight exercises. I customize each and every workout in my Trainerize app that you’ll have full access to. Trainerize will give you  easy access to your workouts anywhere you go, along with detailed instructions and a video demonstration with each exercise. I’ll change your workout every 4-6 weeks depending on your progress so things will never get boring and you’ll be performing a routine designed only for you, not the masses. Plus, my support goes wherever you go.

Every aspect of your lifestyle is taken into consideration.

“Raphael has the right mixture of compassion and straight-talking that opened my eyes to a lot of the underlying issues that were holding me back.” ~Tara M.

And you won’t be locked in your home with restrictions on only certain foods you can eat. The goal is to shift your lifestyle but still enjoy eating a variety of foods and foods you love. As a competitive bodybuilder, I used to be locked into a certain way of viewing what foods I could eat, what foods were forbidden. It took me years to appreciate that life shouldn’t be lived with such a rigid approach. I want to share the knowledge that I have now, and the insight that will make this not only a much better experience for you, but help you make a lasting change. I want the obsessing about foods to go away for you. It should be about healthy choices you enjoy, not focusing on every detail.

Every Online Coaching Program Includes:
An In-Depth Assessment
I’ll have a lot of questions about your goals, exercise habits, nutrition, temptations, injuries and any health conditions. The more I know about you, the better I can help you.

Unlimited Email Support
You will have unlimited email access to me for support and accountability. Many times my clients tell me it sometimes seems like they’re my only client. That’s the feeling I want you to have too.

  • Limiting the number of clients I take allows me to get back to everyone in a timely manner. That’s the kind of support I’d expect if I was hiring a coach
  • Just want to chat on the phone about an issue, we can do that, too

Your plan will be comprehensive and specific to your level of experience, available equipment, lifestyle and limitations.

  • You’ll have full access to my comprehensive Trainerize app
  • A new plan every 4-6 weeks
  • Video demonstrations and instructions for every exercise, and modifications and progressions as necessary

Your nutrition will be tailored to fit your tastes, lifestyle and activity level. It’s not going to be about eating chicken, rice and broccoli at every meal. We’ll work together so you’ll enjoy your foods, and not feel like you’re on a restrictive “diet.”

  • Through photo journaling or meal logging, I’ll make recommendations to help you learn to eat to achieve your specific goals
  • You’ll learn to replace the “good food/bad food” mentality with a healthier, more sustainable approach to nutrition.

Dynamic & Collaborative Programming
Based on your progress, our regular check-ins and your feedback, I’ll make ongoing adjustments to your program to ensure your continued progression.

  • Giving you all the support you need is part of the key to the program’s success. The other key is your commitment.
  • Hit a bump in the road? We’ll work to resolve the issue together in a way that is sustainable

The Really Good Stuff
As you move towards your goal you will gain confidence and realize that what was once a seemingly impossible goal, will be an actual reality.

  • You’ll have more energy; increase strength and be able to perform exercises you never thought possible.
  • You’ll feel proud of yourself for sticking with it and accomplishing a long-sought goal
  • You’ll learn to break old habits and ways of thinking about what a “diet” is supposed to be

Perhaps the biggest advantage to virtual personal training is financial. My programs are at least half the cost of traditional personal training and the level of support, accountability and personalization isn’t even close. Take a look at this value comparison between traditional personal training and online training:

Traditional Online
Cost: $480/month* $299/month
Communication: Limited to 2 hrs per week Daily (including unlimited email, phone as needed)
Program Components: A workout A fitness program based on your specific goals
Customized nutrition plan
Instructional video workout library

* based on 2 sessions per week at $60/session

It’s not about signing up with a personal trainer in a gym who you see just 2-3 times a week for an hour. I want to share the knowledge that I have now, and the insight that will make this not only a much better experience for you, but help you make a lasting change.

“There is not a better trainer around who understands the health, fitness and emotional side of helping someone become successful at losing weight.” ~Justin S.

If you’re interested in learning more or would like to inquire about your personalized online coaching program, contact me today at to set up an initial consultation. If you’re interested in changing your life today – choose a payment option below and I will be in touch ASAP to schedule our initial discussion and get started with your assessment.


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