1:1 Coaching

What is 1:1 Coaching?

Training with Liz has been a dream! Her clear instruction and caring support have not only improved my strength, balance, and mobility, it’s made me realize that I can confidently take on the challenges that aging brings. Thanks Liz! -Jeannette I.

1:1 Coaching sessions deliver individualized support in a caring environment!

Our coaches work with you to hone in on your goals and areas of interest before developing a structure for your workouts. For those new to the idea of 1:1 Coaching but familiar with “personal training,” here’s a breakdown of what these sessions can include:

We have a Whole Athlete approach to working with our community – health, wellness and performance has many more components than just exercise! 1:1 Coaching with Strive & Uplift can have other areas of focus to address your needs as a Whole Athlete:

In working with a coach, sometimes you’ll get “homework” to do between sessions. Homework may be a few exercises that your coach would like you to work on in your own time to address a specific need (like injury recovery/rehab or mobility improvement). It is not as structured as a full workout, but rather a few exercises to improve your general movement in between working with your coach.

Custom programming is more involved for the coach to create, and usually looks like a structured workout plan that includes a warm up, sets and reps and a cool down. It includes videos or detailed descriptions of the exercises and how to go through it start to finish.

Our customized programming is in addition to any sessions you do with a coach. You and your coach will discuss the number and frequency of the workouts to find a plan that fits your needs. Here are just a few examples of what custom programming can look like:

Why Strive & Uplift?

When I first set foot in Strive & Uplift, I wasn’t an “exerciser.” But after having two kids and neglecting my body for 20 years, I was ready to rebuild my health. The extraordinary coaches at Strive & Uplift have helped me navigate mental and physical health challenges without giving up or injuring myself. The supportive culture…has made me feel capable and safe to work hard, and continues to challenge my ideas of what my body can do and how I can feel. -Nancy R.

We take a team approach to 1:1 coaching at Strive & Uplift. Each one of our coaches offers their own unique skill set, and we want to make sure you get the absolute best coaching for your needs! There are so many aspects to health and wellness, and our coaches have a huge variety of expertise in these different areas. We often ask each other’s advice, and if clients are interested in working with multiple experts, we love to collaborate in designing programming and coaching!

We know the value of human interaction, but want to make sure we’re caring for everyone’s physical and emotional safety! We offer virtual and in-person sessions both outside and in training facilities. Due to the pandemic, in-person sessions are subject to change and specific health measures in response to state and local health guidelines, as well as coach and participant comfort.

Flexible Pricing Structure

We use a flexible pricing model to allow people to pay a range of prices according to their overall financial position. Our flexible pricing system was inspired by countless Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led organizations working to undo systemic economic inequity. The chart below is based on the sliding scale programs of Both / & and Embracing Equity.

How it Works

Value of 1:1 Coaching

1:1 Coaching sessions deliver individualized support! You and your coach(es) invest in each other in a relationship built to serve your needs. Our coaches offer their expertise, collaborate as a team to solve problems, and constantly develop our practice as movement professionals. It’s an intimate and highly rewarding way to develop new skills, get support and accountability, strive for your individual goals, and know that you’re working with an expert who’s focused on you!

Similarly, workout programming, including detailed session recaps, is designed specifically for your needs by a coach who understands your history and goals. These workouts include exercise videos from our collaboratively built library with cues specific to the exercise and lots of options for different bodies. The workouts are yours to keep, so they have ongoing value if you want to revisit them!

Determining what to Pay

You can use this chart to help decide what the right price is for you. Everyone’s financial situation is informed by the interactions between income, wealth, debt, and varying costs of basic living expenses. Consider where you fall in each of the categories presented to determine your overall financial position.

This chart is offered solely as a guide to help you decide the rate that’s best for you. It’s impossible to capture everything, which means you may have specific circumstances that aren’t reflected here. Please let your coach know if you cannot afford the “Assisted” rate and you will set a price together.

With your coach, you can decide whether to pay each time you have a session, or if you want to buy multiple sessions up front. You may want to buy multiple in order to commit to a training plan or feel that sense of investment in yourself! Sessions bought in advance expire 6 months from time of purchase.

Sessions are typically 50 minutes long, but that’s subject to change according to COVID guidelines for in-person sessions. The price points listed below are before sales tax is added, which is currently 10.25%. Payment is due at or before the time of service.

If your coach is traveling to you, whether that’s to your home or a park near you, we may charge up to $15/hour and 56 cents a mile to compensate for travel time and expense. All of this will be discussed with your coach ahead of time as you figure out a setup that works for both of you!

AssistedValue of ServiceAbundance
Income– Unemployment or underemployment compared to cost of living
– Employed marginally or in a criminalized sector (not by choice)
Stably employed at around the median income, with ability to cover unpredicted expensesStably employed above the median income, consistently have disposable income
Family of Origin Assets / Wealth– Family has no/few assets or debt is more than assets
– No access to family
– Family relies on me for help with basic living expenses
Family has assets, like a house they are paying off– Family has many assets, like investments or paid-off house
– I have or will inherit a wealth (eg house or money)
– Someone else paid/pays my housing or down payment
Debt:Income RatioMy debt is from basic living expenses and/or is more than my yearly incomeMy debt, including student loans or car loans, is about the same amount as my yearly incomeNo debt or less debt than yearly income
Recommended Session Rate$90/session$105/session$120/session
Recommended Programming Rate$30/workout$33/workout$36/workout
“Session” means each 1:1 coaching appointment with your coach. “Workout” means each individual workout plan created by your coach for you to follow on your own.
Table showing five flexible pricing tiers

Your coach may want to start with a 25-minute consultation to direct your work together and make sure you’re a good fit for each other! This has a $20 flat fee — let us know in the interest form if this cost is a barrier to you!

Cancellation & No Shows

See our Enrollment & Cancellation Policy for more details.

Interest Form

Ready to explore this coaching option? Please fill out the 1:1 Coaching interest form so we can connect! Consider filling out the General Interest Form instead if you’re not sure 1:1 Coaching is best for you. After we digest the information you give us, we’ll connect you with the coach that we think will best suit your needs – they’ll reach out to schedule a 30-minute consultation or get started with the first session! 

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1:1 Coaching Coaches