Get stronger, leaner, and feel way better without wasting time, money, or making your life revolve around diet and exercise.

Right now, you have the opportunity to start a new fitness or weight loss program for the last time. Once you start, you’re not going to want to stop. You’ll be too happy with the results you’re getting to waste time or energy on anything else.

Those might sound like bold statements, but after more than 20 years as a fitness professional, I know what works and what doesn’t. I won’t waste your time or money with anything that won’t make you stronger, fitter, and healthier.

You see…

Getting and staying fit is simple. Not always easy, but it is simple. And I can help you make it easier.

Easier to fit into a busy lifestyle.

Easier to stick to basic habits that make or break your health, that build or break down your body.

Easier to afford, because my programs don’t cost thousands of dollars every month. Or even hundreds!

My Love-Hate Relationship with Personal Trainers

I started personal training in 2001. Since then, I’ve taught and trained thousands of trainers. I’ve worked with hundreds, maybe thousands (by now) of clients.

Most personal trainers have a sincere desire to help people. Yet, the more they learn, the more confusing and complicated they make things for those they want to help.

And with social media today, even those who have no experience but look fit in half-naked photos can promote themselves as “experts,” doling out ridiculous advice that makes people even more confused.

While I appreciate the intentions of most fitness professionals, I get frustrated with their tactics. They just don’t work.

Fitness is simple, but most fitness professionals make it complicated, leaving most clients and would-be clients totally confused.

I do things different with VIGOR Training.

I want my clients to gain the greatest results with the least amount of effort.

I handle the workout programs, making sure they vary throughout the year to make consistent physical progress, month-after month.

I provide the nutrition guidelines that make eating a simple and enjoyable process, while helping shed fat and build muscle.

I even include a few daily habits to track, which give my clients more of an edge with minimal effort (like taking my Foundational 5 each day).

I don’t want you to waste any more time, money, or effort on useless fitness or weight loss programs.

So, let me introduce you to VIGOR Training.

Look at what clients are saying!

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 in VIGOR Training shirt

Ryan Gentry

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 VIGOR Training Testimonial

Nathan Charlan

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 Testimonial

Jesse Johnson

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 VIGOR Training Testimonial

Jeremiah McLean

Know what to do.

I personally create the weekly workout plans, making sure they push you harder in the months you’ll recover better, and easing off in the months you don’t. Different periods prioritize different goals: strength, lean mass, or overall conditioning. But you don’t need to think about al this.

You just show up at the gym, open your app, and follow the program.

Eat to get lean and strong.

Each VIGOR Training member gets a personalized calorie and protein target to track against. Further customization is available, too. But the goal is to develop some basic eating patterns, not to follow a rigid meal plan.

Supplement recommendations are included as well.

Get reminded about the extras.

Outside of your workouts and meals, most of the other factors affecting your fitness are based on habits.

So, you get reminded about a few simple habits that have a big impact on your results. Master those habits and you’ll get some accolades, and maybe a little swag!

Do this on your own, but never alone!

You’ll have the support of your fellow members through the messaging feature in the app. Earn badges, get virtual high-fives, and participate in some challenges that stir up the competitive side of you. And if you need to ask something more personalized, you can message me, too!

Choose Your Program

VIGOR Training
(Men)

Ongoing, team-like periodized program.

Maximize strength and muscle mass. Especially for middle-aged and older men, though younger men and some women get great results here.

Primary goals: Muscle growth, strength, and power, while steadily improving body composition and mobility.
Frequency: 4 days per week designed with split routines to focus on specific muscle groups or movement patterns.
Time commitment: 50-70 minutes per session.
Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, bands/tubing, and other accessories.

VIGORESS
(Women)

Ongoing, team-like periodized program.

Get and stay lean and strong. Specially-designed for most middle-aged women looking to look, feel, and function at their best ever. May be a better fit for some men, too.

Primary goals: Muscle growth, improved body composition and conditioning while maintaining muscle and strength.
Frequency: 4 days per week designed with full-body workouts or split routines depending on the training block and time of year.
Time commitment: About an hour.
Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, bands/tubing, and other accessories.

VIGOR Training – Genesis
(Beginners)

12-week beginner’s program.

This 12-week program is perfect for those who’ve never strength trained consistently or who have been out of the gym for years. Over the 12 weeks, you’ll progressively increase workout volume and intensity. By the end, you’ll be well-prepared to join the VIGOR Strength Athlete or VIGOR Everyday Athlete and take your fitness to another level.

VIGOR and VIGORESS include:

  • 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 demonstrations and instructions
  • Nutrition & Lifestyle Habit Tracking
  • Food tracking
  • Group and one-on-one messaging

Frequently Asked Questions

What age groups benefit most from your workout routines?

While almost anyone would benefit, I have a special affinity for men and women over 40 years old. It’s about this age that we realize fitness isn’t about aesthetics, but about quality-of-life. There’s greater meaning to me in helping people in middle to older age become the fittest they’ve ever been.

Do you personally design the programs?

I design all the training plans myself. That’s why it’s worth at least $39 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.

Do I need a gym membership for VIGOR Training?

For the most part, VIGOR Training is designed as a gym workout program. The equipment available at a basic gym or fitness center makes a significant difference in your ability to get long-term results. However, I do have a couple of at-home programs that will work for a few months of training at home, with minimal equipment, when you don’t have another option. For the other teams and programs, a gym, or full home-gym is necessary.

For a home gym, you’d need a barbell, plates with weights totaling at least 200 lbs, dumbbells up to at least 50 lbs, squat rack with pull-up attachment, and 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 need to commit to a long-term 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.

If I want or need a specific diet plan, can you make one for me?

Yes. You get one nutrition coaching session included with your membership, and can purchase more if you’d like. I can personalize and customize your program in our session(s).

What does a typical workout week look like?

The programming varies for each program, and within each program, I change up the week’s training sessions every 3-6 weeks. Therefore, I don’t have a “typical” workout week to show you. However, I do offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

So, the best way to see if VIGOR Training will work for you is to give it a serious try.

Do you offer online coaching in addition to the online training programs?

Yes. You get one nutrition and lifestyle coaching session with your VIGOR Training enrollment. It’s a $99 value. I also have nutrition and lifestyle coaching sessions available in single session and six-session packages.

What are your credentials?

While I’ve gotten certified through ACE, NASM, Precision Nutrition, (the late) Charles Poliquins’ Bioprint, and a number of other programs, I maintain my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) certifications. There are a lot of programs out there, some of which are almost like a mail order certification. In my opinion, the CSCS and CISSN are two of the most credible, which is why I put forth the effort to maintain them.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you give VIGOR Training a serious try and decide it isn’t for you, simply request a full refund within your first 30 days. No questions asked.

Seriously…get started. Pick your program (we can always change it if you need something different)

VIGOR

Ongoing, team-like periodized program.

Maximize strength and muscle mass. Especially for middle-aged and older men, though younger men and some women get great results here.

Primary goals: Muscle growth, strength, and power, while steadily improving body composition and mobility.
Frequency: 4 days per week designed with split routines to focus on specific muscle groups or movement patterns.
Time commitment: 50-70 minutes per session.
Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, bands/tubing, and other accessories.

VIGORESS

Ongoing, team-like periodized program.

Get and stay lean and strong. Specially-designed for most middle-aged women looking to look, feel, and function at their best ever. May be a better fit for some men, too.

Primary goals: Muscle growth, improved body composition and conditioning while maintaining muscle and strength.
Frequency: 4 days per week designed with full-body workouts or split routines depending on the training block and time of year.
Time commitment: About an hour.
Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, bands/tubing, and other accessories.

VIGOR Training – Genesis

12-week beginner’s program.

This 12-week program is perfect for those who’ve never strength trained consistently or who have been out of the gym for years. Over the 12 weeks, you’ll progressively increase workout volume and intensity. By the end, you’ll be well-prepared to join the VIGOR Strength Athlete or VIGOR Everyday Athlete and take your fitness to another level.