VIGOR TRAINING

Workout routines for men and women who want to look, feel, and be stronger inside and out.

You have something awesome waiting to be developed. Start building it today.

“IF YOU WANT TO BE A LION, YOU MUST TRAIN WITH LIONS.”

CARLSON GRACIE

Do you…

  • consistently show up at the gym, put in effort, and get little or no results?
  • follow the same workout a trainer wrote you months (or years) ago because it’s the only thing you know?
  • workout with others in a group, sweating like crazy and grasping for breath, but look the same after months of participating?
  • pay for a gym membership, but don’t even go anymore because you don’t know what to do?
  • feel fed up with your “Dad Bod” or “Mom Bod” and will do what it takes as long as you have a plan?
  • have the motivation to follow a plan as long as you know the plan will work?

If so, I’m glad you found VIGOR Training.

Tom…..this week of training has been incredible. I have “lifted” for the past 15 years. This week was the first time I ever felt like I actually “trained”. It was a humbling yet invigorating week. I’m excited to progress in your system and look forward to how 40 years old is gonna look on me!!! 

Jesse Johnson

What is VIGOR Training?

VIGOR Training is gym-based fitness program, and a community of camaraderie and candor for those who are committed to getting stronger every day.

VIGOR Training is a training program, not a collection of random workouts designed for you “entertrainment.”

Each training session each week builds upon what you’ve done in the past, and considers what’s coming up in the future. Some months, you’ll focus on building muscle. Other months, the main focus will be athletic movements. Still others will primaryly build strength. Just like an athlete’s program varies throughout the year, your’s should too. That way, you’ll make progress month-after-month while minimizing the risk of injury or boredom.

VIGOR Training is simple.

Get to the gym (or use a well-designed home gym), open your app, and follow the plan for the day, logging your sets and reps as you complete your training session.

Don’t know how to do a movement? No problem. You’ll have videos and written explanations to help.

Not sure how much weight to use? Good news! You can view your previous performances for the same movement.

VIGOR Training builds strength and muscle.

Muscle mass (or the lack of it) if one of the key factors in the majority of diseases today. By building muscle and bone desnity, you not only improve your health, you also make it eaiser to manage your body fat and blood sugar.

Strength isn’t only physical. It’s also mental. As you consistently overcome the resistance necessary to make yourself physically stronger, you also train your mind to overcome adversity and resistance in other areas of life.

VIGOR Training is for the committed.

I always warn people that “I don’t coddle.” Almost every “reason” people provide for not following through is an excuse. Before signing up for VIGOR Training, and taking advantage of your free month, make sure you’re committed from Day 1.

VIGOR Training will transform your life. It works. But it only works if you work VIGOR Training.

I like that I’m the lightest I’ve been in 20 years, but I love that I’ve never been this strong. I feel great and my wife loves it too, so that’s a huge bonus!

Jeremiah McLean

What is included with the membership?

When you join VIGOR Training, you get access to multiple training programs, based on your exercise history, current fitness level, and goals.

You can move from one training program to the next as your fitness improves or your goals change.

Once you decide on the program, you simply open your app when you get to the gym, follow the plan, log your sessions, and start seeing results.

Your app includes:

  • A daily “readiness” questionnaire: Keep an eye on trends in stress levels, recovery, and energy levels
  • Periodized training program: Annual programming with 6-12 week training blocks based on specific fitness goals (i.e. strength, conditioning, lean mass, speed, power, etc.)
  • Exercise, set, rep prescriptions: Specified training variables to make ensure you get the results expected in each training session
  • Training history record: Sets and reps are saved after recording them for reference during future training sessions to help ensure you push yourself beyond past performances
  • Video/written exercise instructions: No need to guess how to do something. I’ll choose or upload a video that shows you how, and provide additional tweaks when necessary to get the most from each exercise

Example of Your Training App

Oh, and it’s only $29 per month!

I came into VIGOR Training without any real experience to weight training. The results in percent body fat loss, skeletal muscle gain, and overall weight loss have been life-changing.

Nathan Charlan

Do you have workout programs for all levels? Beginners, intermediates, or even for sport-specific goals?

With your one membership, you have access to multiple exercise plans. The majority of members follow VIGOR Everyday Athlete or VIGOR Strength Athlete, but if you’re a beginner, or have a different goal in mind, we’ve probably got you covered.

THE BEST WORKOUT PROGRAM FOR BEGINNERS

VIGOR Athlete-In-Training Phase I

  • Training experience: No experience with weight training, or at least five years since following a consistent strength training program.
  • Training frequency: 3-4 days per week
  • Time commitment: About an hour per training session
  • Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, and some cable machines and bands/tubing
  • Primary goals: Build strength training foundation. Improve functional strength, mobility, and body composition.

THE BEST WORKOUT PROGRAM FOR NOVICES
VIGOR Athlete-In-Training Phase II

  • Training experience: 1-5 years since following a consistent strength training program, or just completed VIGOR Athlete-In-Training Phase I. Also the place to start if your only “strength training” experience is in boot camp or group fitness style program
  • Training frequency: 3-4 days per week
  • Time commitment: About an hour per training session
  • Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, and some cable machines and bands/tubing
  • Primary goals: Build strength training foundation. Improve functional strength, mobility, and body composition.

THE BEST WORKOUT PROGRAM FOR INTERMEDIATES
VIGOR Everyday Athlete (VEA)

  • Training experience: 1 year of consistent training leading up to registering for VIGOR Training, or completion of the “Athlete-in-Training” Phase II
  • Training frequency: 4-5 days per week
  • Time commitment: About an hour per training session
  • Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, and bands/tubing
  • Primary goals: Improve body composition, lean mass, and functional strength

THE BEST WORKOUT PROGRAM FOR INTERMEDIATES TO EXPERIENCED
VIGOR Strength Athlete (VSA)

  • Training experience: At least 1 year of consistent training leading up to registering for VIGOR Training, or completion in “Athlete-in-Training” plus six months on Everyday Athlete team.
  • Training frequency: 4-6 days per week with some “homework” on occasion, outside of training sessions
  • Time commitment: 50-70 minutes per training session
  • Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, bands/tubing, and other accessories
  • Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, and some cable machines and bands/tubing
  • Primary goals: Strength, power, speed and mobility while steadily improving body composition

This mom, career woman and coach appreciates how organized and user the friendly each workout is. If you don’t know a movement is, there is a video right there to watch to gain a clear understanding of how to perform it properly.

Kristin Matthees

Owner and Founder, The Seven Lifestyle

New Member FAQs

Are there sport-specific or training-specific programs?

In addition to the programs listed above, VIGOR Training members also get access to:

  • Rags & Mud – A 12-week training plan to prepare for an adventure race like the Tough Mudder or Ragnar Run
  • VIGOR ACFT – A 12-week training plan to prep for the Army Combat Fitness Test
  • Road Warrior – A short-term program when a hotel gym or cruise ship gym is all you have access to

Do you design the training plans yourself, or are they generic "canned" programs?

I design all the training plans myself. That’s why it’s worth at least $29 per month, instead of using a generic app with no intelligence behind it for $10 a month.

I also use the VIGOR(ESS) Strength Athlete plan for my own training. I stay a week ahead of the rest of the team so I can make sure I set up the plan correctly.

Is the training gender-specific?

No. The training programs are the same for men and women.

 

If I don't want to join a gym, can I still do the program?

To get the most out of VIGOR Training, you need:

  • Barbell
  • Plates with weights totalling at least 200 lbs to start with
  • Dumbbells up to at least 50 lbs to start with
  • Squat rack with pull-up attachement
  • Adjustable bench

Though you can probably find all of this equipment for a good deal on Craig’s list, I strongly recommend joining a gym. You’re more likely to follow through with your training plan when you’re around other people getting fit.

Do I have to sign up for multiple months or do some sort of contract?

Nope. Your membership is month-to-month, so if you want to cancel, just contact me at least 48 hours before your next charge processes.

Down 64 pounds and counting this year with the help and guidance of this program! The workouts within VIGOR Training are very well planned, efficient, and super effective. Tom takes all planning and guesswork out of the equation, and has provided a tool that easily tracks my daily progress. The program is easy to follow. All I have to do is show up and put in the work that is laid out for me on gym day.

Ryan Gentry

I LOVE THESE WORKOUTS!!!!!

I can do it on my own time and pace, and I am seeing great results. Tom is extremely helpful and quick to respond on Facebook to any questions people from this amazing VIGORESS group have.

Nikki Coleman

I really appreciate all of the effort you’ve gone through to create this program. I’m feeling and looking better than I have since I played sports in high school!

Greg Ames

VIGOR Training Supports Military Families

As of May 1, 10% of VIGOR Training monthly membership revenues are donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation to support military families.