The activation phase is a periodized microcycle that preps the body for the weeks to come. It incorporated a volume heavy strategy that allows the brain to establish proper mind-muscle connection. Make sure you are selecting a weight that you can control for each rep but forces you to hit failure on the very last movement. A very important note to be aware of is your own fitness ability. If you have to decrease sets or reps because you are new or your fitness levels aren’t quite there yet it’s ok!!! We are all different and the important part is the intensity level. You’ll see a number for RPE for each exercise and what this means is ‘rate of perceived exertion’. Match your effort to whatever you feel meets that number. We will all have different effort levels in this manner. Someone who has been lifting seriously for years will find their RPE as something very different as a beginner despite both giving the same number. It is up to you to decide how hard you want to work!
"Hey girly what a hell of a year it's been, I received your package today and I was only expecting the shirt but it's as if you knew exactly what I needed to hear. I hung the photo up on my wall in my room even though I know I'm never going to forget what you've done for me.
You gave me hope when I had just about given up, my injuries had sidelined me for years. After battling my weight for pretty much my whole life i had to start back at square one. When I met you at the fit expo a few years ago, I never thought I'd ever see or hear from you again. Only to be given a chance to work with you side by side through email which I've never done in my life until now. Sending pictures of myself to someone I've only met once lol I knew it was something I had to just get over. I tried not to question everything you had me doing because well that's just me.
You took me from not being able to move to doing movements I hadn't been able to do in years. You inspired me to keep going when I hit every possible set back there could be and you never gave up on me. You helped me gain my confidence back. Once running was taken out of the equation it was as if I had lost myself and who I was before an athlete.
I've learned so many new movements and different training protocols from you, as well activation exercises and warm ups. I was able to reestablish the mind and body connection and you transformed me from the inside out. For that I'm eternally grateful and I couldn't have picked a better person to guide me in this journey."
"This training and coaching has changed my outlook on fitness and in life.
I used to eat 1200 calories a day and do hours of cardio. This is how I used to live.
Scared of food, unhealthy. This is when I knew I needed guidance.
Brittany Coutu has been my coach since July 2018. In this time we have accomplished many wonderful things. She is very patient, attentive, and caring. She does her best to provide you with all the necessary tools for you to have success, the only missing puzzle piece is the work you NEED to put it. Trusting the process. Patience.
The process works, as long as you hold up your end of the bargain, eat your macros, do you workouts, cardio and allow time for the body to adjust and start making changes. When you check in, be honest with her. Tell her how your feeling, worries and goals. She’s does her best to be available to answer any questions you may have.
Over the past 2.5 years, together we have done, a metabolism correction, and fat loss, a build, half a prep, another build and now into another prep!
I’ve learned so much about the nutrition and the proper way to fuel my body. I know when I’m ready to branch of on my own one day, that’ll I’ll have all the information to continue on my goals and fitness journey. But for now I’m sticking to it and crushing all these goals with her!:)
This is a lifestyle change. You either want it or you don’t. I recommend Brittany’s services to anyone who is ready to take a leap and invest in themselves!!"
"In 2015 I met a young women at the gym who seemed to have attained everything that I wanted to with my own physique. She had participated in several bikini competitions placing second and third in the world in two of them. When I decided to compete I knew that there was one person that I wanted to help me achieve my goals and that was Brittany Coutu.
She proved to not only be an amazing coach in fitness but also a continuing inspiration in my goals and desires to help others with fitness as well. Through her coaching I learned how to be disciplined but still have balance in my life and be able to enjoy my friends and family while maintaining my achieved fitness goals. As I have pursued my own goals as a professional fitness coach she has been the person who has mentored me in the process. I am grateful for all of her guidance, support and the knowledge she has shared with me to help grow me. This past year when my mother called me in desperation after a visit to her doctors I knew that Brittany and I could help her. She was only missing the knowledge and understanding of how food works and effects the body. Now almost 5 months later my mom is the healthiest I have ever seen her in my life, both mentally, emotionally, and physically. She has lost over 30 pounds and is continuing to move the weight, as well as becoming more and more active every day. She is finding balance and enjoyment in her lifestyle change and it is amazing, as her daughter, to see and be a part of. Brittany has proven, by taking my physique to where I needed it to be to achieve my fitness and competitive goals and the health and goals of my mom, that she is invaluable and worth trusting with your own health and fitness goals whatever they may specifically be. She has dedicated her life to Health and Fitness. She has years of knowledge, education, experience, and numerous successful clients. What makes her an inspiration, though, is the heart that she carries behind all of her work and clients."
Colleen Salveggio 🤍
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