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Fitness programs for mid-aged men & women who want to look, feel, and perform like young adults.

Your VIGOR Training Membership Includes…

Professionally-designed strength and conditioning programs

Never go to the gym without a plan again. Follow one of my teams or programs. The results will speak for themselves.

Twice-Monthly Group Video Sessions

Join fellow your VIGOR Training members for an online video session to learn and share insights and best practices.

12-Week Nutrition & Lifestyle Course

12 weeks of written and video content that’ll guide you through the same lifestyle changes I take one-on-one clients through. Delivered through our Facebook group.

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Facebook Group Guidance for Members

I’ll provide tips on your technique after you post a video of a movement. Ask questions, share insights, and get guidance from VIGOR Training veterans.

What keeps you from getting fit and healthy?

When I’ve asked clients over the years about their main obstacles to getting healthy and fit, they usually bring up one of these three issues.

Time.

With work and family responsibilities, they have little time for themselves. The believe a good fitness program requires a couple of hours each day, and without having that kind of time, they don’t get started on anything.

Money.

Working with an experienced personal trainer, one-on-one, two to four times per week can be a great way to lose weight, tone up, get stronger, and bounce back from injuries. But it’s also expensive. I know because I’ve been a personal trainer for 20 years. The idea of spending hundreds of dollars a week on personal training is a non-starter for many.

Knowing what to do.

So many people look at the sea of equipment at a gym and immediately feel overwhelmed. If they see something that looks familiar, they usually stick with that. If they don’t, the default seems to be walking on a treadmill. Though they know the most important form of exercise is strength training, they don’t know what to do, so they only do what they know.

VIGOR Training solves each of these concerns, and then some. You’ll know exactly what to do while needing only four 1-hour sessions per week to do it, and it’ll cost less than a dollar a day for me to do it for you.

See what members 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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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!

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Jeremiah McLean

Professional programming meets top-notch technology

  • Daily “readiness” questionnaire to track 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 demonstrations and instructions
Screenshots of exercise recommendation and tutorial video

Included Teams and Programs

Every team and program will help you build muscle and improve your body composition and conditioning. However, the right program depends on your primary goals, exercise experience, and current fitness level.

VIGOR Strength Athlete

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

VIGOR Everyday Athlete

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: 40-60 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

VIGOR At Home

Primary goals: Build strength and conditioning with minimal equipment. Perfect while gyms are closed or inaccessible.
Frequency: 3-4 days per week
Time commitment: 40-60 minutes per session
Equipment needed: Resistance bands, a couple of kettlebells, and adjustable rings would suffice.

Additional Programs

Athlete-In-Training: 3-6 month base strength and fundamental movement program. Perfect for those who’ve never trained with free weights. Workouts start out as full-body workouts and progress to split routines.
Rags & Mud: 12-week training program to prep for an adventure race.
Road Warrior: Short-term program for training while traveling.
ACFT: 12-week program to prepare for the Army Combat Fitness Test.

Disclaimer: VIGOR Training is recommended for a specific type of person. If you appreciate participation trophies, believe people are entitled to more than what the Declaration of Independence suggests, believe your feelings are someone else’s responsibility, or are hoping for the “easy button” to get fit and strong, VIGOR Training is not for you. It’s best to move along to something else.

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 $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.

Are the workout routines gender-specific?

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

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 totalling 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.

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not thrilled with VIGOR Training during your first 30 days, I’ll give you a full refund.

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