TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH.
SLEEP WELL, GAIN ENERGY & LOSE FAT.
NO MATTER HOW CRAZY BUSY YOU ARE, HOW OLD OR YOUNG YOU ARE,
HOW WORN DOWN FROM TRYING DIETS AND REGIMES YOU ARE,
YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR WILDEST HEALTH GOALS!
FIND JOY IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.
FOR YOUR FAMILY. FOR YOUR SPORT. FOR YOUR LIFE.
The FASTer Way To Fat Loss gives you simple, science-based strategies that work and that are easy to sustain.
It provides just the right blend of structure and flexibility. You will know exactly what to do to get results but will also be inspired to be creative with foods you love.
And you’ve got me (a certified health and wellness coach, rider, business owner, food lover, and life long student of the human psyche!) to help you get out of your own way and ditch old patterns.
The FASTer Way is a six-week online program that will empower you to transform your life through simple, effective, cutting-edge fitness and nutrition strategies.
Why I decided to be a FASTer Way Coach:
I have always been a person interested in health. As an equestrian and long distance runner, fitness has long been a part of my life. BUT, like many of my colleagues, clients and friends- I have struggled. I am a mom. I manage two businesses and a small barn. I am allergic to grocery shopping and at the end of a twelve or thirteen-hour day, I have little left in the tank for deciding what to have for dinner and cooking. I have a hard time prioritizing food during the day if I haven’t planned ahead and all this pretty much leads to what I call reactive eating- scarfing down what’s easy and available rather than fueling your body with what’s right. So that’s one challenge. Then there is the fact that I love food and don’t really deal well with packaged foods, restriction or deprivation so many popular nutrition regimes and diets haven’t worked for me. They ended up sapping my energy and sending me around in unhealthy circles. So even though I am a person who knows a lot about fitness and nutrition, I have found myself falling into many of the same traps that we all do in my striving to be as fit an healthy as I can be- either over training and under eating or falling into the trap of reactive eating resulting in really low energy.
A couple of years ago, these dynamics snowballed for me when I tore my right hamstring and my main horse became injured at the same time. Suddenly, I found myself unable to run, and riding much less than my body was accustomed to. My mid forties had crept up on me and my coaching business was requiring me to spend more time on the phone than in the saddle. For the first time in my life, I started to feel like I was no longer an athlete. I gained twenty pounds, became very discouraged about my health and pretty much had myself convinced that this was it- I had entered middle age and my days as an athlete were over. Ugh!
Enter the FASTer Way To Fat Loss program. Recommended to me by someone I trust, I sort of half heartedly decided to give it a try even though I had serious doubts about my ability to follow through with anything at that point. I also had doubts about the intermittent fasting being something that could work with my intense schedule and lifestyle.
So here’s the deal. IT WORKED. I found the program both provided the structure that I need but also inspired creativity and did not require deprivation or a highly restricted diet. In The FASTer Way, you don’t think about what not to eat all the time. Instead you focus on what to eat. I found myself whole-heartedly trusting the science behind the strategies because I had more energy than I’d had in years. I lost twenty pounds in a few months on the program. I feel like this is how my body is supposed to be fueled. Most importantly, I’ve got myself back. I feel like an athlete again. One of the things I love about riding is the exhilaration of sharing an athletic pursuit with a beautiful, sensitive and dynamic animal- I feel like I get to express that again.
When I became a coach, one of the first things I did is become a certified health and wellness coach. As my coaching career developed though, I found that I let that particular type of coaching fall by the wayside as I focused on business and performance. I think deep down, I knew I didn’t want to do health and wellness coaching if I didn’t have concrete nutrition and fitness strategies to give clients that I really owned and trusted in, myself. Most all of you I work with, whether you are an adult amateur rider wanting to make the most of your riding, a rider working to excel in top sport, a professional striving to run a profitable, fulfilling business, a CEO, a manager, an attorney, or a business owner- all of you rely on having energy to live your purpose. We all want to make the most of our one wild and precious life and that usually means being at the top of our game physically and mentally. THIS is why I have decided to add the FASTer Way into my coaching palette. I want to be able support my clients on a more practical and concrete level when it comes to health so that they can live the lives they want to live. So whether you want more energy, to lose weight, to sleep better, to improve your blood work numbers or to just feel good, LET’S DO IT!
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What you get:
- A convenient 6-week program (plus one prep week) that you can easily integrate into even the craziest schedule.
- A comprehensive program guide with resources to help you thrive.
- Prep week with trainings and resources to set you up for success.
- Daily workouts that can be done at the gym or at home.
- Accountability and a supportive community that keeps you on track to accomplish your goals.
- Super affordable price- $199 and nothing else you need to buy!
Nuts & bolts of the program:
We are whole foods based. Whole foods are foods that we eat while they are still in a natural state. There are no packaged foods to purchase. You figure out what your body loves, what gives you energy and what foods make up a sustainable lifestyle for you.
We strive to make our metabolism more efficient- in fun ways! As we get older, we need to get more consistent and creative about how we do this. In my FWTFL boot camps, these are the things we do to improve metabolism:
We eat the right foods at the right times for the right reasons. (See the three pillars of success below.)
We use strength training for lean, calorie burning muscles. We give you daily guidelines, all the exercises and train you up no matter where you’re at right now. No gym required- only some dumbbells and a band if you like. There’s a gym track, an at home track and a low impact track if it’s been a while or you’re injured.
We use metabolic training to train your body to use fat as your primary energy source. You learn to play with interval training and elevate your heart rate in quick bursts to burn fat.
We leverage a long term, mentally tough mindset. You will change old patterns, explore new strategies, get past self-doubt and develop a powerful ability to grapple with your Inner Critic.
We make quality sleep and recovery days a priority. This helps turn your body into a fuel efficient, high performing machine and makes the FWTFL lifestyle sustainable and effective.
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The three Pillars of Success:
Eating the right foods, at the right times for the right reasons!
When you carb cycle, you are teaching your body to be a fat burner instead of a sugar burner. When you implement carb cycling, you restrict carbs for just one or two days as part of a custom food cycle. By doing this you ensure that your body is burning fat effectively but without any loss in energy or proper hormone function. Carb cycling is about depleting your glycogen stores while crushing short, high intensity workouts so that your body uses fat instead of carbs as it’s main energy source. In The FASTer Way, you’ll learn the easiest, most effective way to do this and it works!
Intermittent fasting is NOT starving yourself! When your body rests from the task of digestion for periods of time every day, some remarkable things happen. Your hormones (like insulin and HGH) become regulated which helps make the fat stores in your body more accessible as your body’s primary energy source. This is what we all want! It makes your body highly efficient, improves mental focus and you will feel more consistently high levels of energy. You can customize your fasting schedule to match your lifestyle and make it quite painless. It can actually save you time in your day where you need it!
So this is a game changer. Tracking macros is NOT counting calories. In fact, we work to leave the whole “calories in, calories out” myth behind. We adopt truly strategic eating habits and leverage the science of metabolism my making sure we get enough of the right kind of fuel. When you eat the right amounts of protein, fats and carbohydrates, you’ll have tons of energy to workout, ride and do all the stuff of your life! Of course, if you restrict calories or eliminate carbs from your diet, you will “lose weight” fast but as you may have already experienced, that is not a sustainable lifestyle and ultimately ends up messing up your adrenals and creating hormone imbalances. In The FASTER Way, you’ll learn how to track macros like a pro and eventually will intuitively know what to eat to keep your macros where they need to be. Do not let “apps & tracking” intimidate you! It doesn’t take extra time and it’s not hard to get started.
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Program Start Dates:
Do I need a gym membership?
No! This program is designed to be incorporated into a busy life- you can have great success from the comfort of your home or barn.
What equipment will I need?
You’ll need a couple different sizes of dumbbells, a resistance band and a jump rope if you don’t have access to a bike, elliptical machine or treadmill.
How long are the workouts?
What is the length of the program?
The program is six weeks long plus one prep week.
What does the program include?
– Professional coaching with a certified coach
– Whole food nutrition guide
– Customizable strategic workout plan
– Membership in a kick-ass online community of people with shared interests and goals
What is the cost of the program?
Can I do this program while competing or traveling?
Yes! The health strategies in The FASTer Way program actually make traveling easier and the workouts are super portable.
Can I do this program if I’m pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant?
Yes, absolutely. This program will improve fertility and many people have become pregnant while in the program.
Can I participate in this program while I am breastfeeding?
Yes!! We do like for your baby to be at least 6 weeks old before beginning the program. We have had many breastfeeding mommas successfully complete this program.
MEET YOUR COACH
Jen Verharen is a professional performance, business and health coach. She is a USDF Certified Instructor, USDF “L” judge’s program graduate with distinction, USDF bronze & silver medalist, USPC graduate A and USPC National Examiner. Jen has competed and trained at the upper levels in both dressage and eventing. She has a BA in Organizational Psychology/ Mental Health and is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, Transformational Life Coach and mediator. She’s been a life-long student of the human psyche and spirit as well as a rider. Her business, Cadence Coaching, specializes in providing health, performance and business coaching for equestrians, executives and entrepreneurs.