Coaching is your secret weapon. Hiring a seasoned coach takes the guesswork out. You have an opportunity to be what you desire and that’s to be competitive. Coach Michelle Johnson (Coach MJ) is a seasoned professionals with a great resume and a well of credentials. She has been featured in many national magazines as a fitness authority and athlete. She is recognized worldwide. She has competed in fitness, figure & bikini. She is an IFBB Pro who has gone through the entire experience you will be going through. She learned some of her methods through the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) and from several top coaches and fitness professionals she personally was mentored by.
The programs are not your typical bodybuilding programs that are one size fits all. They are for YOU, YOUR BODY, YOUR LIFESTYLE, YOUR GOALS and will be streamlined to help you reach your goals and make them realistic for you. Not many coaches are sensitive to schedules of the athletes or concern themselves with your personal struggles. This is the total package.
When we say winner we mean you are always competing against your personal best. Yes, you compete with other girls, but we never know who will show up. We just want you to come in your all time best. We do not suggest you be on stage until it is approved or we discuss why you are doing it premature. Our motivation is only to support you in reaching the high level achievement you desire. However, we ensure our athletes have an amazing experience and learn as much as they can. Many jump through the ranks quickly. When you leave TK and complete your journey with us, you will be nicely educated and be able to carry on the tools of our training methods.
When you are stressed and struggling, we work as a team to get you through things so that you come out a winner no matter what! We have a strong reputation for having highly competitive and polished athletes. We have won overalls, over and over again. We took entire shows winning all classes in Bikini. Our figure and bikini athletes have ranked in the top 5 at National shows with little experience and we have helped develop multiple pros.
Even when girls move on they have strong basics that propel them to the top due to their experience with our team!
Each member receives (via email) a monthly nutrition, cardio and workout plan designed to meet your goals, objectives and fitness level as indicated on your application. All plans are modified biweekly and are based on your progress pictures, body compositions and interactions with our Staff.
Your membership also provide you with a personal liaison who is assigned to assist you on your questions. They will do their best to keep you inspired and present you with strategies during difficult times. Your diet and nutrition are always directed by and created with the supervision of Michelle Johnson. You will work with Michelle to set your program up, midway through and closer to your show. Your Peak week is always under the direction of Michelle.
You will communicate regularly with your Coach via email. If you are not happy with your coach for any reason that will be considered. Michelle is very hands on with all clients and will never take a backseat. The direction you get, at any time, by another approved Knockout Coach will be directly from Michelle. They are just communicating back to you these directions. Peak weeks are handled entirely by Michelle. All emails to other coaches are reviewed by Michelle. We know other teams rely on coaches outside of themselves to do their job. We don’t want this. We want you coached with supervision by someone who has credentials. This is important for your health and well being.
In order to best serve each client using other coaches is a way we ensure quality customer service.
Because we service clients worldwide, Coaches cannot be at all shows. Michelle will select specific shows she will attend that you may find noted on our Events Calendar. It is suggested if you want her in attendance at your show that you pick a show you know she will be at. We always try to have a staff member who is experienced on stage to help you with your suit, tanning issues that may arise, make up touch ups and more. Each staff member is trained on how to manage you the day of your show and what you need checked. Photos front, back and of your face are sent directly to Coach MJ before you hit the stage. Our staff will also observe your posing and ensure it is on point before you hit the stage.
If we cannot be at your show, we have a way of working, as if we are there. This is an important time and we like to ensure you are feeling sure of yourself before hitting the stage. We are on call 24 hours the day before and day of your show!
We set up a macro counting program in the beginning. In some cases when you can have a more flexible approach due to how far out from your show, you will receive these numbers and an exchange list. However, if you have a lot of homework to do, it is your best interest to eat specific foods that create a specific effect on the body. This is an art science. What you eat means more than how much you eat in some cases. Your program varies so your macro counts and calories vary so often we cannot promise that information each and every time we adjust your program.
At the end of your program it is okay to request where you should be for maintenance and we give you your calories and macros for maintenance or during the first phase of your program. It is up to you to schedule your follow up to ensure you get those facts and ask for them specificially.
We off set calories with cheat meals and varying your diet every two weeks.
This is sport is not cheap. There are expenses. Just because girls want to do a show does not mean it is ideal for their lifestyle, financial situation, personal struggles or career. Your coaching is the most important part of what will make or break you on stage. If you have no experience it’s not wise to do it without a solid coach. You may not know that the less expensive coach you select is inexperienced or is coaching after only doing a few shows, themselves. They may also not be certified or have current updated credentials. These things should matter. You can ask about our AMBASSADOR PROGRAM and see if you qualify for this unique opportunity. You never want to pay for someone who lacks integrity and is an undercover “wanna be.” You want someone who is exactly what you need to succeed and has integrity.
When you see 8 and under reps you are going heavy and slow
When you see 10-12 reps you are going with moderate weight and moderate tempo
When you see 15 plus reps you are going lighter with your weight and using a cardio like tempo
It’s important that you drop set your weight to the next level down if you are pushing to heavy and losing your form. If it’s too light, you will add more weight. Make sure you at least add more weight at least for the next sets to come. You should also feel fatigued and a burn by the last 3 reps. If not add more weight or intensity. If unsure of anything, let your coach know!