Coaching FAQ

What is Calvert Fitness Coaching & The Mansformation Challenge?

A: It’s a month-to-month program that guides clients through dramatic—yet sustainable—changes in their eating and exercise habits with help from an expert coach. That’s me, talking in the third person.

After 5 years in the fitness industry as a coach, I’ve seen diet and exercise fads come and go (it’s been 14 years since making my own dramatic transformation). That’s why we don’t follow fads. Instead, we’ve carved our own path, testing and continuously updating our methods.

Calvert Fitness Coaching includes:

  • A structured nutrition program to help keep you consistent.
  • A guiding hand every rep of the way to give you feedback, make adjustments to your program, and keep the progress coming.
  • Personalized training programs, customized to your skill level, goals, and time available.
  • Guaranteed results. Stick with us for a minimum of 4 months, and if you don’t get what you’re looking for, you get a full refund.

Q: How often do you accept new clients?

A: We only open our doors and accept new clients four times per year for our Mansformation Challenge – while general nutrition and training coaching is available in a limited capacity (5 openings per month).

Q: Who is Calvert Fitness Coaching for?

A: For men and women who want to get in the best shape of their lives—for the rest of their lives. Typically our clients have more weight to lose than they’d like, guys and gals like my former self who have struggled with weight all their lives. It’s also for people with busy schedules who want personal accountability, a structured nutrition program to follow, and a coach to help keep them consistent and on-track.

The main focus of the program is to strategically help you improve your eating and exercise habits—all within the context of your day-to-day life. We don’t give you a crazy diet or exercise program to follow; instead, we help our clients build the habits they need to get results that last forever. Nothing sexy, but highly effective.

Q: Who is Calvert Fitness Coaching NOT for?

A: Our Coaching is not for figure or fitness models, professional bodybuilders, or high-level athletes training for a particular sport. If you rarely struggle with staying consistent with your exercise or eating habits, then we’re not a good choice for you. We coach the odd higher-level bodybuilder in person, but it’s very specialized and trying to replicate that approach online is not in my best interests (or yours, if that’s you).

Q: Will Calvert Fitness Coaching work for me?

A: If you follow our recommendations and stick with us then yes, you will get results. But you have to commit to making small strategic changes in your life. That’s something no one ever likes to admit about getting in better shape: it takes hard work, time, and determination.

Changing your body isn’t easy, but it is possible.

Want to lose weight? Eat better? Feel less stressed? Get more sleep?

Once you make the commitment to get in better shape, we’ll be with you every step of the way. When life pushes you around and difficulties come up, we’ll help you push back.

Q: Do you really guarantee results?

A: Absolutely. We guarantee our work because it’s the right thing to do. Stick with us for 3 months and follow our recommendations. If you don’t get what you’re looking for at the end, we’ll give you a full refund.

Q: Do you give me a meal plan?

A: No, we don’t give out meal plans.

We give a “sample meal plan” in our intro package, but meal plans are pretty strict and rarely followed over the long term. People often feel like they’re either “on” them or “off” them. They feel like they’ve failed and are beyond hope if they’re not eating perfectly at every meal. You get to choose—with my help–which foods are best for you, when to eat those foods, and how much to eat of them.

Q:Why coaching? Can’t I just pick up a diet book? Or read some online articles for free?

A: If you take an honest look at your life—and at the lives of the people you most respect and admire—you’ll notice something interesting.

As human beings, we’re rarely ever transformed by reading more books or articles. Or from watching a documentary. Or from taking a class.

Instead, most transformative change happens through a real relationship with another human being—usually a coach or a mentor.

Sure, you can try another diet book or read a few more articles, especially if you love thinking about exercise and nutrition. If you get great results with those tools, we applaud you.

Q: I’m a beginner with a lot of weight to lose. Will this work for me?

A: Yes. We’ve worked with lots of people who are new to exercise and healthy eating.

Remember, we were all beginners at some point.

What you’ll notice is that our clients come in all shapes and sizes, are all ages, and come from all different backgrounds.

Q: I’m NOT a beginner. Will Calvert Fitness work for me?

A: Lots of our clients have 5+ years of experience with consistent training and healthy eating. And they still get great results.

Oftentimes, people with a lot of experience enjoy handing the reins over to us for a while. We take care of the nutrition and exercise programming so they can focus on improving other parts of their lives.

Q: I’m interested in building muscle. Is this for me?

A: Yes. We have custom exercise programming and nutrition habits specifically for people who want to gain muscle.

Q: Is this just for young people?

A: Absolutely not. We’ve coached men and women of all ages, but particularly those with weight to lose.

To see for yourself how diverse our clients are, click here to see

Q. I read that you require progress photos. Do I have to submit those?

A: Well, technically, we don’t require progress photos. They’re completely optional.

The reason behind requesting progress photos is to visually document the changes you’re making while coaching with us.

(It’s also important for me as your coach to see what’s happening).

Q. How much will this cost me?

We offer a few different packages depending on what your needs are. Some people are looking for a bit of guidance and others either desire or need much more direction, support, and accountability from me. But there is a cost. I don’t work for free. Online training packages range from $97-400 per month.

Q. Will I have to spend a lot of money on food and supplements?

A: When it comes to food, most clients actually end up saving money on their grocery bills.

This is because they make more informed, careful decisions, eat out less, and spend fewer dollars on processed novelty foods, replacing them with whole, delicious natural foods.

As for supplements, we may recommend a few health-oriented products, based on your unique needs and goals. However, these are completely optional.

Q: Will I need to join a gym?

A: Nope, you don’t have to join a gym to be successful with Calvert Fitness Coaching.

All the exercise programs can be performed at a gym or at home.