VIGOR(ESS) ATHLETE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The following are the most common questions related to your VIGOR(ESS) Athlete membership. If you don’t find the answer here or in the VIGOR or VIGORESS.

GETTING STARTED

How do I set up the VIGOR(ESS) app?

You received an email with the instructions for setting up your app right after registering. If you didn’t see it, check your junk or promotions folder.

If you still don’t see it, click the button below to request the setup instructions again. You should receive the email within ten minutes.

JOINING AND CHANGING TEAMS

Which team should I join?

The following are some recommendations and guidelines to help you decide. Of course, you’re free to train on a team for a while to see if it’s a good fit, and switch to a different team at any time if you decide that it isn’t.

VIGOR(ESS) Athlete-in-Training

  • Training experience: 0-1 year of consistent training leading up to registering for VIGOR(ESS)
  • 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.

VIGOR(ESS) Everyday Athlete

  • Training experience: 1 year of consistent training leading up to registering for VIGOR(ESS), or completion of the “Athlete-in-Training” program
  • 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

VIGOR(ESS) Strength Athlete

  • Training experience: At least 1 year of consistent training leading up to registering for VIGOR(ESS), 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
  • Equipment needed: Standard gym equipment, such as barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, benches, cables, some machines, kettlebells, bands/tubing, and other accessories
How do I change teams?

If you do not have the current access codes, request them by clicking on the button above. Once you have the access codes, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your app.
  2. Click on your initials in the lower right corner.
  3. Click on the “preferences icon” in the upper right corner.
  4. Click on “Teams & Programs”
  5. Click on “Add team or program”
  6. Enter your access code and click on “Submit Code”
  7. Click on your training calendar icon in the bottom left
  8. Pull down on your screen to refresh it, and you should see your new team on your training calendar
I’m following the VIGOR(ESS) Athlete-in-Training Program and don’t see anymore workouts. What happened?

VIGOR(ESS) Athlete-in-Training, phases 1 and 2 are designed as 12-week plans. Once you’ve completed one or both, you could do them again, or move onto VIGOR(ESS) Everyday Athlete or VIGOR(ESS) Strength Athlete.

To move onto a new team, see the question before this one.

To restart Athlete-in-Training, follow these steps:

  1. Open your app
  2. Click on your initials in the lower right
  3. Click on the settings icon in the upper right
  4. Click on teams and programs
  5. Change the start date for VIGOR(ESS) Athlete-In-Training to whatever you’d like to set Day 1 as and save it
  6. Go back to your training calendar and pull down to refresh your app. You’ll now see Day 1 of Athlete In Training on the date you selected

If you do not have the most current access codes, click on the button below and you’ll get an email that contains them.

USING YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Can I log other training sessions I do?

No. The app is designed for coaches to deliver specific training plans to their athletes, not to track other workouts or training sessions.

I don’t have the equipment for a particular exercise. How can I get a recommended alternative?

Post your question in the VIGOR Facebook Group or VIGORESS Facebook Group and I’ll answer it there.

Do you offer nutrition coaching?

Yes, with a VIGOR Premium or VIGORESS Premium membership. You get a monthly one-on-one video call and ongoing support through Messenger.

Do you have a referral or affiliate program?

Yes, it is available for all active VIGOR(ESS) members. Click here to learn more about the VIGOR(ESS) Referral Program.

BILLING INFORMATION

How do I update my credit card information?

I do not store credit cards on my site. Click here to request a secure link to update your card with my checkout system. I’ll send you the email within 24 hours.

How do I cancel my membership?

I hate to see people go, but if you want to quit VIGOR(ESS), click here and complete the cancellation form.