Precision Nutrition Coaching: Frequently Asked Questions

Precision Nutrition Coaching: Frequently Asked Questions


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On Wednesday, July 15th, we’re re-opening registration for Precision Nutrition Coaching, our world-renowned body transformation program that’s helped over 100,000 clients get into the best shape of their lives—and stay that way for good—no matter what challenges they’re dealing with or how hectic life gets.

Healthy habits are more important now than ever. If you’re ready to take control of your health and experience the transformation you’ve always wanted, you’re in the right place.

Here’s the sad truth: Most self-directed exercise and nutrition plans fail in the long run. That’s why so many people start new diets and workout programs every year. If you’ve tried something before and “failed”—or just can’t stick with it—know that you’re not alone. And it’s not your fault.

After 15+ years in the fitness industry, we’ve seen dozens of fads come and go. That’s why we don’t follow fads. Instead, we teach you doable daily actions that are designed to fit into a busy lifestyle.

As a client, you’ll get a personal coach from our world-class coaching team and, with their support, you’ll learn how to:

  • Eat better, without dieting or feeling deprived.
  • Get active, no matter what shape you’re in now.
  • Ditch the food rules, dropping the fad diets and conflicting advice.
  • Build fitness into your life, without it taking over.
  • Achieve, and maintain, your goals, even when life feels unpredictable.

The result? You’ll:

  • Lose the weight/fat you haven’t been able to shed for years.
  • Build physical strength and confidence in your body.
  • Gain mental confidence, no longer hiding your gifts and talents.
  • Let go of food confusion, learn what to do, how to do it.
  • Experience the peace of mind that comes with a clean bill of health.

For more information about the program, check out the frequently asked questions below.

But first, watch this short video. It details exactly what you can expect from Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women.

Learn exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women works.

 

This one details Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men.

Learn exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men works.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
What’s the program all about?
A:

Precision Nutrition Coaching is a 12-month total health transformation program that guides you through important—yet sustainable—changes in your eating and lifestyle with help from an expert coach.

To date, over 100,000 clients have transformed their bodies and health in amazing ways.

We help you bring health and fitness into your life in a way that works for your life and your body.

Bottom line: Precision Nutrition Coaching enables you to make fitness and nutrition a part of your life—without it taking over.

Our program is designed to work on your absolute worst days, not just your best days.

As a result, our clients get results like this:

See what 365 days of Precision Nutrition Coaching can do.

 

 

Q:
What’s different about the Precision Nutrition Coaching program?
A:

We’ve been in the trenches for over 15 years, helping people overcome tough times and transform their bodies (and lives) through practice-based nutrition coaching.

Our program has been tested and proven with over 100,000 clients, and it’s been validated in multiple peer-reviewed research papers.

Unlike other programs, we don’t prescribe quick-fix diets or meal plans. (We all know those don’t last.) Instead, we help you build the skills and habits needed to look and feel better for the rest of your life.

Here’s what you can expect from Precision Nutrition Coaching:

A program that fits your body—and your life: 12 months of personal coaching.

You tell us what you want to do. We’ll help you do it. First, your coach will learn about your lifestyle, needs, and specific goals. Need to exercise at home? We’ve got you covered (even if you have limited or no equipment). Dealing with extra stress? We’ll help you adapt. Bottom line: We’ll help you become the healthiest, fittest, strongest version of yourself… no matter what’s going on around you.

Achieve your goals… even when life gets crazy: Simple daily practices.

We break your big goals down into small daily practices that add up to massive changes. Then, over the course of 12 months, You’ll develop healthy habits that become second nature and last a lifetime. Plus, our entire coaching program is delivered online. Which means you can access our easy-to-use online platform and connect directly with your coach from any digital device.

Get the support you deserve: Professional coach and PN community.

We pair you with a world-class coach, who’s there to remove the guesswork and provide the accountability, direction, and support you need every step of the way. Yes, that’s right—a real coach to help you get the changes you want. And with their help, you’ll stay consistent no matter what life throws at you. Additionally, you’ll be able to connect with your PN Coaching peers through group coaching calls and a private Facebook group. Their shared knowledge, experiences, inspiration, and support can help you go much further than you could on your own.

The result: Build healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Our “deep health” coaching method does more than just teach you how to exercise and eat better. You’ll also develop the mental and emotional skills you need to experience the confidence and freedom a healthy lifestyle has to offer.

And the best part? It’s 100% guaranteed. We’ll coach you for 12 months. You’ll get in the best shape of your life—or it’s free.

Q:
How often do you accept new clients?
A:

We only accept new clients twice per year—and millions of people visit our website during those registration periods. That means we only have the capacity to coach less than 1 percent of the people who express interest in working with us.

Because of that, our programs have historically sold out in a matter of hours. That’s why we encourage people to put their name on the Precision Nutrition Coaching presale list.

By adding your name to that list, we’ll give you the opportunity to register 24 hours before everyone else, increasing your chances of getting a spot.

Plus, you’ll save up to 54% off the cost of the program. It’s our way of rewarding the people who are most willing to commit, because they’ve always proven to be our best clients.


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Q:
Who is Precision Nutrition Coaching for?
A:

Precision Nutrition Coaching is for women and men who want to get healthier, fitter, and stronger—and stay that way for the rest of their lives.

It’s for people who want to…

  • Lose weight and body fat
  • Build physical strength and confidence
  • Transform their relationship with food
  • Have more energy for the things they love
  • Get results that last

Plus, the program is designed for people with busy schedules.

We work closely with our clients to help them get results, no matter what other craziness is going on in their lives.

We provide you with personal accountability, a structured nutritional program to follow, and a coach to help keep you consistent and on-track.

We don’t give you a crazy diet or exercise program to follow; instead, we help you build habits that will get you results that last forever.

Q:
Who is Precision Nutrition Coaching NOT for?
A:

Precision Nutrition Coaching is not for figure or fitness models, professional bodybuilders, or high-level athletes training for a particular sport.

It’s also not for people who already have all the accountability they need.

If you rarely struggle with staying consistent with your exercise or eating habits, then we’re not a good choice for you.

Q:
Will Precision Nutrition Coaching work for me?
A:

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

If you follow our recommendations and stick with us for the full year then yes, you will get results.

If you participate in Precision Nutrition Coaching and follow our recommendations, you’ll end up leaner, stronger, healthier, and happier with your body than you ever thought possible.

You don’t have to get it perfect. (Let’s be honest: No one is ever going to get anything “perfect.”) But you do 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. For 15 years we’ve helped over 100,000 clients do all that and more. No other company has that track record, and we’re confident we can help you, too.

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.

We’ll stack the deck in your favor and give you every advantage we know of. Over the course of 12 months, you’ll learn everything you need to look, feel, and perform at your best.

That’s our promise.

 

 

Q:
Do you really guarantee results?
A:

Absolutely. We guarantee our work—100%—because it’s the right thing to do.

We’ve helped over 100,000 clients people improve their nutrition, bodies, and health over the past 15 years; that makes us the world’s most experienced nutrition coaching team.

Stick with us for a year and follow our recommendations. If you don’t get what you’re looking for at the end of the year, we’ll give you a full refund.

Seriously. Every penny. You get to decide if the program was worth it.

Why do we do this? Because we stand behind our work. We know you’ll walk out healthier and happier than ever before.

Q:
What makes you qualified to coach?
A:

At Precision Nutrition, our coaching team is made up of the top Ph.D.s, nutritionists, personal trainers, counselors, researchers, and specialists in the world.

Our coaches are full-time Precision Nutrition professionals, and they live, eat, and breathe this stuff. We’re veterans in this industry, so we know what works—and what doesn’t.

We’ve coached and mentored people in nearly 100 countries through our research programs, professional education courses, and personal coaching groups.

Who comes to Precision Nutrition for help?

Thousands of people from all over the world. Companies like Nike and Apple. Professional sports teams like the San Antonio Spurs and dozens of Olympic athletes and their coaches. (We were even selected as one of the “Most Innovative Companies in Fitness” by Fast Company magazine!)

Lots of people consider us the world’s leading experts in nutrition coaching. That’s a big responsibility, and we don’t take it lightly.

Precision Nutrition has been featured in dozens of media outlets…
…and has consulted with some of the world’s most innovative companies and teams.
Q:
What will I learn in the Precision Nutrition Coaching program?
A:

If you’re wondering what we have in store for you, you can download the men’s and women’s curriculum outlines here:

Q:
Do you give me a meal plan?
A:

No, we don’t give out meal plans.

Meal plans and diets aren’t really that useful or sustainable. 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.

Our approach is completely different: We help you build a set of sustainable habits that will serve you for the rest of your life.

This means you get to choose—with the help of your coach—which foods are best for you, when to eat those foods, and how much to eat of them.

Q:
Can I see a demo of how the program works?
A:

Sure can. This first demo details exactly what you can expect from Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men.

Learn exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching for Men works.

And this one details what you can expect from Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women.

Learn exactly how Precision Nutrition Coaching for Women works.

 

 

Q:
Why are you offering this type of coaching?
A:

At Precision Nutrition, most of us feel extremely fortunate to have access to mentors and coaches. People who are a little further along the path than we are. People who can help steer us in the direction we need to go.

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to pay it forward. We’re here to help you make meaningful change in your life.

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.

But if you’re having trouble putting what you know into action, Precision Nutrition Coaching might be for you.

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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. And at Precision Nutrition, we do our best to make sure all beginners work at a pace that’s comfortable for them.

To see for yourself how diverse our clients are, click here to see the men and here for the women that we’ve worked with.

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

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Q:
I'm NOT a beginner. Will Precision Nutrition 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 with us. That’s because they’re learning and practicing new habits with their coach, consistently, for a full year. We’ve even helped hundreds of personal trainers get back in shape. Like Toni. Or Ron.

Q:
What if I don't have much weight to lose but just want to eat better?
A:

It’s great that you don’t have a lot of weight to lose. It means you’re starting out with a big advantage.

Of course, lifelong fitness and health is more than losing weight. With Precision Nutrition Coaching you’ll learn how to maintain a healthy body and mind—for life.

You’ll discover how it feels to be more physically capable, more confident, and stronger—inside, and out.

Plus you’ll develop a new, healthier relationship to food and eating. And that’s something fewer than 5 percent of people know how to do.

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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. Plus your coach will work with you to help you achieve specific body composition goals.

Q:
I'm thinking of joining with a friend or partner. Can we do the program together?
A:

Of course. We encourage friends, partners, and family members to join together. That immediate social support makes a real difference for many of our clients.

Click here to meet a few couples who had great success with Precision Nutrition Coaching.

We’ve also had fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, coworkers, and best friends join together.

Q:
Is this just for young people?
A:

Absolutely not. We coach men and women of all ages. We’ve had many clients who are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

To see for yourself how diverse our clients are, click here to see the men and here for the women that we’ve worked with.

Q:
I work in the fitness industry. Should I do this or the Precision Nutrition Certification instead?
A:

The answer depends on a few things.

Want to become a better fitness professional? Then consider doing the Precision Nutrition Certification first. Then, once you’ve graduated from that program, you can consider joining us here.

By first learning the theory (i.e. Certification), and then seeing that theory in action (i.e. Coaching), you’ll get a much richer experience and really see how we tie the two together.

Want to get in better shape yourself? Then consider doing coaching first. You can get started on the Precision Nutrition Certification after you go through the coaching program yourself. This way you’ll get the main benefit you’re after (fitness) while also learning about our applied system. You can go back and learn the theory later.

Check out Toni’s and Ron’s stories for more information about how Precision Nutrition Coaching can help fitness professionals.

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

Some of our clients like to keep track of their progress by taking traditional “progress photos” that show how their body is changing from week to week and month to month. However, these photos are completely optional.

Instead, what’s important to us is that we’re able to celebrate your progress in some way, together. That’s why during the program, we’ll ask you to identify other ways you’d like to gauge your results and keep track of how things are going.

(We’ve had some clients track their daily mood, weekly meditation minutes, or even the number of times they outraced their kids to the mailbox each week!)

Ultimately, it’s all up to you. Whatever you choose to document (or not), we’re here to support you every step of the way.

 

 

Q:
How much does it cost?
A:

The exclusive presale price: Choose from a one-time payment of $997 USD, or $97 USD per month for 12 months.

This is the lowest price we’ve ever offered!

Note: This discount is only for people on the presale list; the general public pays either $1799 USD up front, or $179 USD per month for 12 months.

We offer this discount to people who sign up for the presale list for one reason: the people who are most eager and willing to take action are usually our best clients. That’s why we reward them with a discount and a chance to register a full 24 hours before everyone else.

Not on the presale list yet? Add your name here.

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

If you choose to exercise at home, we’ll give you a few small recommendations for equipment to invest in, including a dumbbell (or two) and perhaps a few other inexpensive things. Don’t worry: You won’t need much at all.

(And if you choose not to invest in any small equipment, that’s fine. The program will still work for you!)

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Q:
I live in X country. Can I still participate?
A:

Of course. We work with clients in over 100 countries. No matter where you live, we can help.

Here’s just a sample of some of the countries where our clients live:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • India
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • China

 

 

Q:
I like to... (Crossfit, run, bike, swim, ski, do group exercise classes, walk my dog, etc). Can I still do the stuff I love while getting coaching?
A:

Of course. Keep doing what you love.

That’s the whole point of Precision Nutrition Coaching—to learn how to eat and exercise in a way that works for you.

Health and fitness should be fun, freeing and sustainable. It’s about helping you live a fuller life. So yes, if anything, the program will help you do more of the things you love.

Once you get started, your coach will work with you to structure things in a way that works for your lifestyle.

Q:
I already have a personal trainer. Can I keep that up while getting coaching with Precision Nutrition?
A:

Yes, if you want to continue with both, that’ll work.

In fact, I think with Precision Nutrition Coaching AND your in-person coach, you’ll be unstoppable.

Once you sign up, just let your coach know that you’re working with a local trainer and we’ll make sure to integrate the two.

Q:
I have a few injuries. Can I still join?
A:

Yes.

We all go through injuries, so I understand where you’re coming from.

With Precision Nutrition Coaching, we can tailor certain exercises to help fit your needs.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll simply work with your coach to find some easy and effective alternatives.

Q:
I follow a special diet (plant-based, vegan, Paleo, intermittent fasting). Will you still work with me?
A:

Yep, we’d love to work with you. The nutrition habits your coach will guide you through are easily customizable.

All you have to do is let your coach know what your dietary preferences/restrictions are and they’ll help you out.

Q:
When does the Precision Nutrition Coaching program begin?
A:

We open registration on Wednesday, July 15th. And there won’t be another one until July 2020.

To get an early bird chance at registration, we strongly recommend that you sign up for the presale list.

Q:
How long does the program run for?
A:

Precision Nutrition Coaching lasts for 12 months. Based on our continued research, we’ve found a full year to be the most effective time period for building the habits necessary for lifelong health and fitness.

Our coaching team is committed to helping you make a life-changing transformation. That’s why we have everyone commit to the program for 12 months.

Q:
Do you really sell out every time you open?
A:

Yes.

Since we only open our coaching program twice per year—and since we can only accept less than 1 percent of people who express interest in working with us—we tend to sell out in a matter of hours.

A couple years ago we weren’t totally prepared for how quickly it would happen. Back then, Precision Nutrition Coaching was called “Lean Eating”. And we literally had our website crash due to the overwhelming amount of people trying to get in at once.

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This is a note from a couple years ago. We sold out in 30 minutes and had our website crash from the traffic.

Nowadays we continue to have a lot of people visit our website… and we continue to accept a limited amount of clients.

The only difference is that we now prepare our computer servers to deal with the sudden rush of people trying to get a spot. (We learned that the hard way.)

Q:
How do I increase my chances of getting a spot?
A:

To get an early bird chance at registration, we strongly recommend that you sign up for the presale list.

We’ll send you a special link 24 hours before the general public, increasing your chances of getting a spot.

Q:
What are other people saying about Precision Nutrition Coaching?
A:

The feedback on the coaching has been overwhelmingly positive.

Here are a couple stories to check out.

First, here’s Lisa’s story, which is definitely worth watching.

(Note: We always like to inspire our clients and recognize them for their accomplishments. Historically, we’ve even given away large sums of cash! We’ll continue to recognize our clients with fun, inspiring incentives. Why? Because we can.)

Watch as we surprise Lisa.

Spencer’s is pretty cool too:

Watch as we surprise Spencer.

 

 

Q:
What's the special discount I've heard about?
A:

We like to reward people who are eager to get started. That’s why we offer a special discount for people who sign up for the presale list. (You can save up to 54%!)

The regular price for the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program is $1799 USD up front (or $179 USD per month for 12 months).

However, if you sign up for the presale list, you can join for $997 USD up front. Or $97 USD per month for 12 months.

This is the lowest price we’ve ever offered!

Q:
How can I learn more about the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program?
A:

To learn more, add your name to the presale list.

Once you’re on the list, we’ll follow-up with more information, including how to connect with our team if you have further questions.

Interested in Precision Nutrition Coaching? Join the presale list; you’ll save up to 54% and secure a spot 24 hours early.

We’ll be opening up spots in our next Precision Nutrition Coaching on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020.

If you’re interested in coaching and want to find out more, we encourage you to join our presale list below. Being on the list gives you two special advantages.

  • You’ll pay less than everyone else. At Precision Nutrition we like to reward the most interested and motivated people because they always make the best clients. Join the presale list and you’ll save up to 54% off the general public price, which is the lowest price we’ve ever offered.
  • You’re more likely to get a spot. To give clients the personal care and attention they deserve, we only open up the program twice a year. Last time we opened registration, we sold out within minutes. By joining the presale list you’ll get the opportunity to register 24 hours before everyone else, increasing your chances of getting in.

If you’re ready to become the fittest, strongest, healthiest version of yourself with help from the world’s best coaches, this is your chance.

[Note: If your health and fitness are already sorted out, but you’re interested in helping others, check out our Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification program].

Don't miss out!

Spots open July 15th. Get on the PN Coaching presale list today.

Save up to 54% on the PN Coaching program.

Sign up 24 hours before the general public to increase your chances of getting a spot.