Proven fitness programs. Train anytime, at any gym.
Workout alone, but never on your own.

Starts at only $29 per month.

If you want to be a lion, train with lions.

Your Goals. Your Team.

With three goal-specific teams – VIGOR Weight Loss, VIGOR Everyday Athlete, and VIGOR Strength Athlete – and other short-term programs, VIGOR Training has the right plan for you.

Your membership gives you access to all the programs, so when you’re ready to transition from one to the next, the program is ready for you.

Workout When It Works In Your Schedule

Morning, noon, or night. Train whenever it’s right for you. It’s as simple as this:

Go to the gym. Open your app. Follow your plan for the day. Track your performance.

Know What To Do, How To Do It, How Many, and How Much

Progress is about proper movement and progressive programming.

Each set is specifically set up as part of a larger plan that moves you toward your goals each session.

Not sure how to do something? No problem. You have written and/or video demos that show you how to do it.

Train On Your Own, But Never Alone

Across the country, and even the world, others tackle the same training sessions you do.

The commenting and group messaging feature keeps you connected. The VIGOR (men) or VIGORESS (women) Facebook group is where I answer questions, offer insights on your exercise technique, and talk nutrition and supplements. 


Your VIGOR Training membership gives you access to all VIGOR Training teams and programs.

VIGOR Weight Loss

Best for Beginners and 30+ Pounds To Lose

Frequency: 4 days per week

Primary goals: Make the gym a consistent part of your lifestyle while building an initial foundation of fitness.

This program is ongoing, so you’ll team up with other VIGOR Weight Loss members. I recommend this program for 3-6 months for novices, or until you’re within 30 pounds of a weight loss goal.

VIGOR Everyday Athlete

Best for Intermediates

Training Experience: 1 year of consistent training or completion of AIT Phases II or I & II

Frequency: 4-5 days per week.

Primary goals: Improve fitness, body composition, and conditioning.

This is an ongoing program, so you’d be following along with other VIGOR Training members.

VIGOR Strength Athlete

Best for Intermediates to Experienced

Training Experience: 1 year of consistent training or six months of training in VIGOR Everyday Athlete.

Frequency: 4-6 days per week.

Primary goals: Strength, power, speed and mobility while steadily improving body composition.

This is an ongoing program, so you’d be following along with other VIGOR Training members.

Additional Training Programs

Additional Program Options Included With Your VIGOR Training Membership

Athlete In Training: A two-phase, six month foundation program focused on the primary lifts we use in VIGOR Everyday Athlete and VIGOR Strength Athlete.

Rags & Mud: 12-week training plan to prep for an adventure race like the Tough Mudder or Ragnar Run

Road Warrior: Short-term fill-in plan for traveling with minimal equipment.

Army Combat Fitness Test: 12-week program to prep for the new ACFT (this plan is free for service men and women).

For VIGOR Training, you’ll need standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, and some cable machines and bands/tubing.

All sessions take 40-80 minutes, but most are about an hour.


Ryan Gentry

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.

Kristin Matthees

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.

Greg Ames

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!

Nikki Coleman


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.

Nathan Charlan

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.

Jesse Johnson

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!!! 

Jeremiah McLean

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!


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.

Still have questions?