“Today you are you, that is truer than true; there is no one alive that is you-er than you.” Dr. Seuss could not have said it better. We are all unique individuals and we all have different strengths, weaknesses, wants, and needs. The way that I think is distinctly different from yours. Some individuals are quad-dominant, while others are hamstring-dominant. Some have zero hip mobility, while others suffer from poor ankle mobility.
Some like eggs; others are allergic. You get the gist. I don’t believe in meal plans or generic training programs. You are uniquely you, and I get that. I also get that we can’t do it alone. We not only need a plan of action and the right guidance, but also a solid support system and community of other like-minded folks.
Enjoy a girls’ night out while still rockin’ that mini dress
I’ve been there before: making up lame excuses to turn down social events because you’re afraid to deviate from your diet. The stress of answering everyone’s, “Why can’t you have just one?” questions are too much for you to handle, and you decide that you’d rather stay at home alone watching Gossip Girl re-runs on Netflix. Meanwhile, as the weeks go by, you can sense your friendships slowly but surely dissolving as your iPhone rings less and less frequently. You’ve become that weird neurotic fit chick who doesn’t know how to have any fun.
It took me years to learn that there’s a better way to live your life, and I’m here to save you all the trouble. Can you be lean and social? Why yes, yes you can. The key is having the tools to navigate your way through any social situation without having to suck in your breath to keep those buttons on your dress from popping.
Cardio is overrated, and you have better things to do with your time.
Once upon a time, I was a little cardio bunny who ran 15 miles a day and never took a day off. Sure, I kept myself busy, but it wasn’t doing a whole lot to get me anywhere. I was also miserable, hating my body, and never looking forward to any of my workouts. Exercise had become a chore to me at that point and an added sources of stress to my life – exactly the opposite of what it should have been.
Today, I don’t do any cardio. None of the steady-state variety, anyway. I lift heavy 3-4 days a week, throw a few metabolic sessions in there, and walk just about everyday. I spend no more than 5 hours in the gym per week and I have to say, it’s hard to complain about that.
And how many of my clients do I have running to lean out? None. Zip, nada, zilch. They train much like I do – in a way that allows them to not only spend less time in the gym, but also devote more of their time and energy to other aspects of their lives.
Granted, if you truly enjoy a jog in the park, there’s no judgment coming from me. Whatever floats your boat, right? Just understand that I am averse to prescribing steady-state cardio as a fat loss strategy – and to be quite honest, I think if you tried out my methods for a while, you’d be a convert as well.
Your daily chocolate fix? Yeah, that can stay.
Listen, I know what it’s like. You skip the cream in your coffee which you love because you’ve been told that you have to have egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast. At work, you scarf down your chicken and sweet potatoes in your bathroom stall because you’re tired of everyone questioning what you’re doing. You turn down the homemade cookies your coworker made at work as you try to convince yourself that tilapia is mmm mmm so delicious. You chug down your vanilla casein before bed and fall asleep dreaming of swimming in a chocolate fondue fountain.
I love junk food just as much as the next person, and I would be running for the hills if anyone tried to restrict me to a “clean” food list (yes, that’s the only time you’ll ever see me do cardio). Working with me, you’ll learn how to make your diet fit your life. Adhering to a strict meal plan is no way to live your life – it allows for zero flexibility and doesn’t teach you the tools you need to navigate your way around life’s curveballs. The myth that being fit means never eating fun food ever again needs to die.
Fitness should revolve around your life — not the other way around.
That’s what it all comes down to. I’m here to free you from the chains of a strict fitness regimen and allow you to have your cake and eat it, too.
Less time, more results. Ready yourself to get lean and stay lean 365 days out of the year — all while partaking in life’s greatest festivities.
There are a few constants that clients can expect from working with Sohee in a coaching relationship. She places an emphasis on heavily lifting with primarily compound movements in her training programs. Her nutrition guidance revolves around an approach that no foods are considered off limits. Through these science-backed methods, Sohee works with clients to help them achieve slow and sustainable results. Clients are encouraged to embrace the idea that fitness should revolve around your life, not the other way around – after all, quality of life is of the utmost importance.
Is coaching for you? Sohee’s coaching is geared towards those who are advanced with both strength training and adhering to specific macronutrients on a consistent basis. We’d suggest that if you do not have experience counting macros personally, you may purchase her e-book to gain practice before applying for coaching. This will allow you to maximize your time working with her in the future. Due to the nature of online coaching, experience in the weight room with compound lifts and proper form is required for safety reasons.
Comparison of the different coaching programs
|COACHING FEATURES||Monthly Training
|Group Training Only||Group Fat Loss/Reverse Dieting
Training and Nutrition
|minimum 2 month commitment, AUTOMATIC SUBSCRIPTION|
|Monthly training program complete with exercise demos and video||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Access to private Facebook support group||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Exercise form checks and feedback||NO||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Comprehensive private check-ins with Sohee||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|100% customized macronutrient breakdown (macros adjusted as needed)||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|Unlimited e-mail support from Sohee||NO||NO||NO||YES||YES|
|100% customized monthly training program||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES|
Who do I coach?
I’ve worked with many different types of clients, but some qualities make the coaching relationship a great match. Before applying, take a moment to consider if you are:
- 20+ years of age.
- Experienced in the weight room – meaning you’ve focused on correct form with compound lifts (specifically, the squat, deadlift, and pushup) and have access to commercial weight training equipment.
- Experienced with adhering to a prescribed set of macronutrients numbers on a consistent basis – (this requirement applies to all options with a nutritional coaching component) if not, I recommend picking up a copy of Beginner’s Guide to Macros to learn the ropes.
- Willing to wear your big girl panties – I’m a coach, not a cheerleader. Any tough love given is in your best interest.
- Familiar with my work – I’d hate for you to be blindsided by an opinion you don’t agree with. Taking the time to check out my articles, social media, podcast and such will make sure we’re on the same page.