Q) WHO IS LAUREN SIECKMANN?
Lauren Sieckmann is a professional beach volleyball player, fitness model, and creator of a Whole Body System centered on the philosophy that eating the right foods at the right time paired with easy-access workout routines and education on better living can improve self-image, provide healing, offer a healthier outlook, and help people achieve wellness goals and make lasting lifestyle changes.
Q) IS YOUR PROGRAM SET UP AS A ONE-TIME PAYMENT?
Our programs are set up as a monthly membership, just like joining a gym and hiring a personal trainer, but much less expensive. The blog will be updated often with new recipes and workout tips and is a great resource of motivation.
Q) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EACH TOTAL BODY PROGRAM?
Each month is designed to build on top of the other adding intensity and variation with each new month. It is very important to change your workout monthly otherwise you will tend to plateau.
Q) DO I DO THE OTHER PROGRAMS, OR CAN I STAY ON PROGRAM 1?
For best results, you should change your workout on a regular basis – every four weeks. This keeps your routine interesting and increases the likelihood you’ll stick with it.
Q) DO YOUR PROGRAMS COME WITH RECIPES?
Yes. My programs come with breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes as well as snacks.
Q) WILL I BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE PLAN IF I HAVE LIMITED TIME OR TRAVEL FOR WORK?
Yes. Workouts are designed to do at home, in a hotel room, or in a gym. I have lots of eating ideas for hotels and airports.
Q) I WORK LONG HOURS. WILL THIS PROGRAM STILL SUIT ME?
Yes. The program is very flexible and the entire workout program can be done at home.
Q) WHAT SUPPORT DO YOU PROVIDE?
We provide email support for any questions regarding the exercises or nutrition plans.
Q) IS THIS A BOOK THAT GETS SENT OUT TO ME BY MAIL?
No. This is an eBook that is only accessed through my website. It comes complete with video demonstration of each exercise. My website is enabled for mobile so you can access the eBook including the video demonstration and explanation from your smart phone or iPad.
Q) I AM A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN. WILL THE PLAN BE SUITABLE FOR ME?
Yes. You can substitute other sources of protein for meat such as vegetables and vegan protein powder.
Q) IS THIS PLAN OK FOR BREASTFEEDING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
No. You should consult a physician while pregnant or breast feeding and follow their diet and exercise instructions.
Q) WILL THE PROGRAMS SUIT ME IF I AM A PICKY EATER?
Yes. There are lots of different food ideas and once you find things you like you can stick with that as long as you follow my basic guidelines.
Q) DO I GET AN ACTUAL DAY-TO-DAY MEAL PLAN?
Q) IS IT EXPENSIVE TO EAT HEALTHY?
No. It is much cheaper to make my recipes and follow my grocery shopping advice than it is to eat out as restaurants.
Q) IF I HAVE NUT ALLERGIES, CAN I STILL FOLLOW THE PROGRAM?
Yes! Healthy fats have plenty of options, you don’t have to eat nuts in order to get the right amount of healthy fats. There will be a large list that is provided of different healthy fats you can choose from!
Q) IF I DON'T LIKE OR AM ALLERGIC TO SEAFOOD, CAN I STILL FOLLOW THE PROGRAM?
Of course! There are plenty of protein options from meat, vegetables, and protein powders that will give you the protein and omega 3 nutrients you get from seafood!
Q) DOES THE SYSTEM COME WITH AN EXERCISE PLAN?
Yes. It comes with a different exercise plan for each month that builds fitness and increases fat burning.
Q) WORKOUT INSTRUCTIONS SAY 1A AND 1B, THEN 2. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This is the exercise order to follow. For example, in Program 1, each workout starts with 2 core exercises labeled 1A and 1B. In this example, you would perform exercise 1A then immediately move into 1B. That would complete 1 set. After the given rest time, you would repeat for set 2. If the exercise only has a number by it like the power exercise and the finisher, then you only perform that exercise by itself.
Q) WHAT ARE GYM-BASED EXERCISES AND WHEN DO I DO THEM?
Gym-based exercises are substitutions for certain exercises to be done if you can do them at the gym or have the equipment. For example, if you see exercise 2a and then see 2a (if gym), then only do one or the other depending where you are. These exercises are color-coded in the eBooks.
Q) DO I NEED TO DO EXTRA CARDIO?
No. These workouts will give you all you need. The body needs rest and recovery as well as strenuous exercise.
Q) I DON'T NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT ANY MORE. HOW WILL I MAINTAIN ON PROGRAM 2?
You can increase your caloric intake slightly if you feel like you are losing too much body fat.
Q) HOW QUICKLY CAN I EXPECT RESULTS?
Results vary by individual, but many people will notice a difference midway through the 2nd month’s program.