Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can I expect from my membership with the ExecWell team?
2. Can I speak with someone at ExecWell before making a program selection?
3. What is the difference between a virtual trainer and a personal trainer?
4. It is easy for me to procrastinate, how will ExecWell help me stay accountable?
5. I do not travel, but do not like going to a fitness center. Can I still benefit from ExecWell services?
6. How can I benefit from consultations with a Registered Dietician?
7. I have never used a Personal Trainer before, what program do you suggest I select?
8. None of the plans "fit" my needs. What other options does ExecWell offer?
9. I travel internationally and domestically, can ExecWell still customize my programs?
10. Can I track my nutrition or meals plans with ExecWell?
11. Can I have my fitness and nutrition plans emailed to me?
12. Should I consult a physician before staring a fitness program?
13. What if I do not like my fitness plan?
14. How is the NASM certification different from other Personal Trainers?
15. What is the NASM philosophy?
16. What is Clean Eating?
17. Why is it important that I pack my meals when travelling?
18. How do I sign up and get started with ExecWell?
19. Should I be at my ideal weight before I start lifting weights?
20. Will I look too muscular if I am lifting weights?
21. Why is form so important when exercising?
22. Why is stretching important? When should I stretch, before or after working out?

 

1. What can I expect from my membership with the ExecWell team?

It depends on the level of membership that you select.  Overall, we want you to succeed with your personal fitness goals, so we help you break your goal down into more measureable goals, provide information as to where you can work out while on travel, personalized workouts and phone and email consultation, as well as informative blogs, a forum to connect with other executives, and a means to track your progress. We are your motivators to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

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2. Can I speak with someone at ExecWell before making a program selection?

We can be reached by phone 1-888-901-3347 between the hours of 7am EST and 9pm EST or email info@execwell.com with any questions. You can typically expect a response within 12 hours.

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3. What is the difference between a virtual trainer and a personal trainer?

A personal trainer is there with you leading you through a hands-on workout, giving you cues as to form, and holding you accountable to your goals. A virtual trainer helps you remotely wherever you travel. Virtual trainers provide workouts, nutrition advice, and hold you accountable to your goals by phone, email, and the internet.

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4. It is easy for me to procrastinate, how will ExecWell help me stay accountable?

We will track your progress to see how many workouts you do, how many calories you consume and burn, and what type of workouts you are doing, making sure your workouts are designed to meet your goals. Each program package provides a different level of accountability and virtual consultation sessions.

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5. I do not travel, but do not like going to a fitness center. Can I still benefit from ExecWell services?

It only takes a few pieces of equipment to get in shape at home. We provide examples of what you can purchase online, such as stability balls, exercise bands, and dumbbells. We also help by giving you exercises that include this equipment as well as movements that only use your body. We also provide online nutrition and exercise advice that you can access at any time.

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6. How can I benefit from consultations with a Registered Dietician?

Our registered dietician will take you through a series of questions to find out where you are and what you need to consume or take away from your diet to reach your fitness goals. She will provide you with sample menus including proper macronutrient intake. She will help you take the guesswork out of eating right.

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7. I have never used a Personal Trainer before, what program do you suggest I select?

If you have never used a personal trainer before, we suggest going with a program that can give you the most knowledge to set you on the right course. Many people who start their fitness journey give up right away because they don’t see the big picture.  It takes proper nutrition, numerous types of exercises, knowing heart rate during cardio, supplements, accountability and motivation, proper sleep and rest, and a variety of other factors to succeed in getting healthy and fit. 

If you are a self-starter the “Fitness Coach” package may be just what you need.  If you know yourself to be a procrastinator the “Frequent Traveler” may be more for you.  Each package has different levels of accountability and personal consultation built in.  Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss each package in more detail.  We can be reached by phone 1-888-901-3347 between the hours of 7AM EST - 9 PM EST or email info@execwell.com with any questions.

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8. None of the plans "fit" my needs. What other options does ExecWell offer?

We offer individualized and customized programs for anyone who needs it. Whether it’s extreme weight loss, clients with high blood pressure or diabetes, or someone with corrective issues, we strive to provide programs that are customized to your needs.

You can complete the “Customized Consultation” form online and schedule the free consultation.  Or we can be reached by phone 1-888-901-3347 between the hours of 7AM EST - PM EST or email info@execwell.com and will assist you in scheduling your consultation.

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9. I travel internationally and domestically, can ExecWell still customize my programs?

Yes. Because we do everything remotely, we are able to assist travelling professionals wherever they may travel. As long as you have a computer and phone, we can help!  We will research your hotel and nearby fitness centers to provide you with the best workout routine possible.

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10. Can I track my nutrition or meals plans with ExecWell?

Yes. We are currently using My Fitness Pal to help you track your meals and exercise. We can monitor your progress through this program simply by adding you to a friend’s list.  If you are more familiar with another meal tracker program, please let us know.  Currently we have clients on several different programs, so we may be able to easily connect.

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11. Can I have my fitness and nutrition plans emailed to me?

Absolutely. We will customize and email your plans to within 2 days of your initial consultation and as often as necessary after that.

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12. Should I consult a physician before staring a fitness program?

It is very important that everyone, regardless of age or background, consult a physician before getting started on any exercise program.  We have several checkpoints in our initial consultation to alert us if additional approval is necessary from your physician.

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13. What if I do not like my fitness plan?

We can change it for you. Just let us know what it is you don’t like, and we will modify it to make it more enjoyable to you.

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14. How is the NASM certification different from other Personal Trainers?

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) personal training certifications are more sought after by larger health clubs when looking for qualified trainers.  The OPT™ Model is a scientifically based model.  Individuals certified by NASM are required to earn continuing education credits to maintain their certification.  All trainers are encouraged to master new areas each year.

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15. What is the NASM philosophy?

The NASM approach utilizes the OPT™ model, which is a process of providing exercise programs that gradually progress clients according to their needs, taking into consideration any physical structural imbalances they may have. It begins with stabilization moves before progressing to strength and power movements. 

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16. What is Clean Eating?

Clean eating means eating food that is fresh and unprocessed, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. It is not a diet but is a lifestyle choice by which you choose not to eat processed, refined, sugary, sodium and preservative –filled junk food. We put clean gas in our cars, why not do the same for our bodies? Instead choose foods that are in their most natural state. Read the Nutrition facts label and list of ingredients. The least amount of ingredients, the more natural the food is. 

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17. Why is it important that I pack my meals when traveling?

Cooking and planning your meals ahead of time will ensure that you have the right food choices in front of you when you get hungry, instead of reaching for the donuts during a long meeting or relying solely on restaurant food, which can be loaded with calories and hidden sugars and fats. Also, you can pack your clean food in portion sizes so that you don’t overeat.  In addition, to keeping your metabolism regulated, it’s important that you eat 5-6 smaller meals a day instead of 1-3 larger meals. Packing your meals in a cooler means you have your food with you at all times.

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18. How do I sign up and get started with ExecWell?

All you have to do is choose the program that best suits your needs, click on the link, and provide the necessary information to create your account and credit card.  You will receive a confirmation email and you can complete your initial questionnaire and schedule your first consultation via our virtual calendar.

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19. Should I be at my ideal weight before I start lifting weights?

No, it is not important that you are your goal weight before weight lifting, because resistance (weight) training will increase your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which is the rate of energy you expend, thus calories burned, at rest.

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20. Will I look too muscular if I am lifting weights?

Muscle is more dense than fat. Muscle also burns fat. So the more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn. Muscle is very hard to build and requires lifting heavy and consistently and eating the right amount of protein. Weight lifting actually breaks down muscle fibers. It is protein and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) intake, proper nutrition, rest and recovery that build muscle. Women, especially tend to believe they will look big or too muscular if they lift weights. That is a common misconception. You won’t look too muscular but you will be more fit and strong if you do lift weights. Also, you will increase your bone density.

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21. Why is form so important when exercising?

Getting your form right, in other words, positioning your body correctly while exercising is important because it reduces any risk of injury and it allows you to target the right muscle groups. Each joint in our bodies are linked together in what is called a kinetic chain. For example, the knee joint affects the hip and the ankle joints. When one joint is working out of unison, it affects the others on the same side of the body. Proper posture or head, neck and back alignment while resistance training is also crucial to avoid straining muscles or putting your back out of place. Keep your wrists straight while holding dumbbells or handles on weight machines to avoid straining them.

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22. Why is stretching important? When should I stretch, before or after working out?

Stretching lengthens muscles, tendons, and ligaments so that you can get a full range of motion while exercising. There are varied schools of thought about stretching. Some believe you should only stretch after you exercise. But if that were the case, why do we see athletes stretching before every game? Stretching is beneficial before, after, and even during exercise between sets. It helps to avoid injury, warms up muscle groups, and gives you better range of motion. Even animals stretch first thing in the morning. Anytime is a good time to stretch.

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