Why The FemPro?
We love bodies in The FemPro, all of them. We don't talk about "bikini bodies" or "six pack abs". If you're looking to get super ripped, this isn't for you. If you're looking to be functionally strong, vibrant, fall in love with your body, & look like your best version of sexy, then that's us.
We want to be badass grandmas doing push-ups & back squats. Or at the very least, not be hunched over a walker. The FemPro is all about learning how to move, strengthen & heal the body so we can be mobile for decades.
You're not working with an "Instatrainer" in The FemPro. With over 8 years of experience in both fitness & physical therapy working with hundreds and hundreds of individuals, plus over 12 years of personal experience in movement, nutrition & health, you can trust your coach is qualified.
The fitness industry loves fads & trends. In The FemPro, you'll learn the Bare Basics on how to move well, get strong, eat well, & generally feel more awesome about yourself. Wash, rinse, repeat (for life).
Why the kettlebell?
Fat Loss + Muscle.
The bell, when used properly, has this magic ability to put muscle in all the right places, & lose fat in all the right places. No "arm/leg/back/bicep/toe" training days. Just move the bell 3-4x/week, and your body will respond favorably (promise).
You won't need a gym membership if you buy 2-3 kettlebells, a band, & a pull-up bar (and the last two are optional). Bells are wildly convenient, fairly portable, and you can get a lot of work done in a short period of time (we love efficiency, don't you?)
Once you learn how to master your bell, these movements will be able to serve you for life safely. We've coached grandmas in their 60s & 70s to swing 24kg (53lb) kettlebells & perform kettlebell deadlifts with 56kg (124lbs) for reps. Yes, we know our clients are awesome.
We really emphasize strength in The FemPro. Most women hang with the 5-10lb weights, but we start everybody at 25lb (yes, you can do it). It's not uncommon for a kettlebell-trained woman to press 16kg (35lb) with one arm & deadlift 48kg (106lb) for multiple reps. You have more potential than you think.
Why not hire a PT at the gym?
If you hired a personal trainer at 3x/week, you would be paying upwards of $720 per month (on the low-end), on top of a gym membership. In addition, you would solely get the training (& usually would bounce between trainers because commercial gyms have a high turn-over rate since they pay their trainers peanuts). You get more "bang for your buck" with The FemPro, hands-down.
Getting ready to head to the gym takes time. Scheduling somebody to watch your kids takes time. Driving to the gym takes time. Meeting with somebody at a specific time several times a week takes time. Time is one of our most valuable assets, why waste it fumbling around getting to a gym?
The FemPro isn't simply "personal training". In fact, we cringe to even put it in the same category as many other online "fitness" programs because it just doesn't feel like conventional fitness. In one word, The FemPro has depth. It has layers, heart, education, community, like-mindedness. We have intention here.
There's an extremely low barrier of entry to be a personal trainer. You can take a certification in a weekend, which basically teaches you how not to kill somebody with exercise. While there are amazing coaches out there, most of them won't be working at your local commercial gym because their value is too high & they'll leave to go private (which will cost you).
Jess Mather, Cpt, Lpta, is an international movement professional with nearly eight years of experience supporting hundreds upon hundreds of individuals heal their body through strength & movement. From working with individuals from 9 to over 99, she has repeatedly witnessed the body's incredible ability to adapt & heal regardless of circumstance.
Jess has been working as an online coach for over three years with a specialization in serving women who want to strengthen, connect, & improve their relationship to their body. When a woman can fall in love with her body, she gains an inner strength & self-respect that is irreplaceable & invaluable to how she presents herself in the world.