The science is clear, and the advice from experts is consistent.
Movement matters and you can’t go wrong getting strong, especially if your aim is to reduce pain, prevent injury, and feel more confident in your body.
You want to build strength, but you have no idea how. You've shopped around for different DIY strength programs but, despite their promises and flashy marketing, you can't seem to stick to the formulaic schedule or routines. Plus videos can't give you form check cues in the moment, so you are pretty much flying blind. You don't want to get hurt, and you definitely don't want to be bored.
The bad news?
A group class or DIY strength program will never meet all your needs.
They’re wonderfully beneficial, don’t get me wrong! But they're also a little bit like going to the dentist and only getting one of your teeth cleaned.
The good news?
When you work with a strength coach one-on-one, every exercise and every moment of the session is tailored to you.
Because of this, the results you'll see from one-on-one sessions far surpasses the results you'll see from the more generic instruction in group classes and DIY, pre-recorded programs.
I know this, because I’ve invest in personal strength coaching.
Back when I had persistent hip and SI joint pain, I hired a strength coach. The time and energy I put toward this one-on-one education to learn how to lift weights not only helped me out of pain, it empowered me to stay out of pain. I've worked with several strength coaches over the years to regain my strength after birth and work toward various performance goals.
Why? Because I'm a busy mom and business owner, and if I'm gonna workout, I want it to be as effective as possible.
As your strength coach, I will create an individual program for you that takes into account your goals and interests.
Our sessions will be educational, technique-driven, and a lot of fun, too.
My goal is to equip you with the knowledge and skill you need to feel strong and confident in your body, as well as the knowledge to take what you learn from our sessions and apply it without me, too.
Depending on your goals, here’s what we can work on
- Strength training
- Kettlebell technique and conditioning
- Active recovery practices & mobility
- Performance goals—ie. PR your deadlift, or achieve your first pull up, pistol squat, or handstand
Or any combination of the above! This is about you and the results you want to see. I'll create the path for you and guide you along the way.
Each session is responsive to your current needs, energy levels, and interests.
Best yet, you will receive a downloadable recording of our session together that's yours to keep!
Here’s how it works!
- Click the link below to schedule your session in my online calendar.
- My assistant will confirm your appointment and send you a PayPal invoice as well as a Zoom link for the session.
- You’ll receive a Google form to fill out so I can learn more about you the equipment you have to work with.
- If you are new to Zoom, we'll arrange a Zoom orientation 10 minutes before the start of our first session. I'll make sure you know how to use Zoom, set up your practice space, and angle your camera.
- When it’s time for your session, click the Zoom link, and we’ll get started!
- After your session, you will receive a downloadable recording of our session together that you can keep and review whenever you like.
- You'll also receive our shared workout tracking spreadsheet in Google Drive to track your progress with me.
Laurel Beversdorf, CSCS, YACEP, E-RYT 500, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. She's also an international yoga educator and kettlebell specialist with an advanced certification from Living.Fit. Laurel is the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings, Resistance Bands 101 with Yoga Journal, and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops. She co-creates movement therapy tutorials with physical therapists and Pilates teachers for Movement Logic. Laurel also hosts weekly kettlebell and yoga classes in her virtual studio and has presented live yoga trainings and workshops at locations like Kripalu, YogaWorks, and studios all over the world. Her classes are multidisciplinary, and blend strength training, rehabilitation practices, self-massage, and yoga. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness blog. A Wisconsin native, she lives in NYC with her husband, daughter, and two cats.