NAQ - Never Asked Questions
That's what most company FAQs really are. Easily answered questions that no one has ever asked. Those fake FAQs are useless.
So below are the top 10 questions we have actually received since opening our ‘doors’ in February of 2007. We hope this helps. Unlike David Letterman’s lists, they are in no particular order.
1. How is MBT different from a personal trainer?
Like a personal trainer, MBT will provide you a customized step by step workout based on your goals with detailed instructions, if need be.
However, I have found that most people don't need someone to hold their hand in the gym (especially for $60-150 PER session).
What they do need is someone to make sure they get to the gym. (Besides, who says your iPod along with MBT echoing in your head can't pump you up? It will!)
Not to diminish the value of a trainer, but far too often people forget that 70% of their results will come from what they do in between their workouts (outside of a gym setting)!
While working out is integral to your overall well being and success, if you're eating poorly, you'll never see (or feel) the results from your workouts.
If you want to change (how you look or feel), you're going to have to change your habits.
This is where MBT really shines. The most effective long-lasting changes will come from daily and personal accountability which will ensure you stay consistent with both food and exercise in and out of the gym.
2. How is MBT different than a nutritionist?
Most nutritionists works in their office, during normal business hours, which is a pain. Who has the time? They usually charge $300 a month for only twice a month sessions that last no more than 30 minutes each. Then you are pretty much on your own for two weeks.
If they're good, they'll ask you to record what you eat each day, and then review it every two weeks when they see you.
This assumes consistency isn't a challenge, and a lack of knowledge is the problem. If it was so easy to "just stick with it" everyone would be in amazing shape.
With MBT, you're telling us what you ate every night! And then every morning, you're getting expert feedback with critique, suggestions and encouragement to ensure you're staying on track.
Sure, they tell you what to do...
But what makes MBT so special is that not only will we tell you exactly what to do - but your very own Body Tutor will be there for you every single day to make sure you're ACTUALLY doing the right things meal by meal, day by day.
As WE all know, life happens and gets in the way, and because we work so closely with you, we know when you're off track, and help you recover right away! This is the key!
Whether it's a mental block or a tactical problem, we'll be with you every step along the way to help you get through the downs and ups.
The effect is extremely empowering, and ridiculously effective. Plus, it's a fraction of the price.
3. What makes you think you can help me change if I haven't been able to in the past?
Let's face it. It were easy to change, people would do it.
It's the pushing and the coaching and the guidance and the inspiration and the daily expectations combined with our proven program, system and methods that helps the change occur.
Being honest with yourself (and us) every night will make all the difference in the world. And lying to yourself is an awful feeling - which is exactly why this is so effective!
Studies show that when people are about to do something they know they shouldn't do and are forced to look at themselves in the mirror they hold themselves back.
In short: consider MyBodyTutor your 24/7 mirror. That's why I think (actually, I know!) MBT will help you change for the better, and most importantly, get you the results you desire.
4. Is there a minimum monthly commitment?
Absolutely not! And you can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.
5. Is there really a 100% money back guarantee?
Of course there is! I believe in what I do more than anything. So much so, that I'm willing to put my money where my words are. This way, you can try MBT out risk-free.
For more questions on our ridiculous guarantee check out this page.
6. I’m a vegetarian / vegan, can you still help me?
Yes, absolutely! We have (and continue to) help plenty of vegetarians / vegans. We've helped people follow all kinds of diets. Although we believe in our diet plan, you don't have to follow it. What's most important - is that you stick to something, and that's what we'll help you do!
7. What is the diet really like?
This isn’t a cookie, shake or grapefruit diet.
It is extremely sustainable, practical and healthy. And it’s really simple which is precisely why it works so well.
The diet consists of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit. Unlike other programs that encourage strict and limiting regimens, your body will never be deprived of essential nutrients and the vitamins it needs.
In fact, our clients are always surprised and delighted by how frequently they’re eating. I hate being hungry! And you’ll soon learn rule #1 is to never let yourself get starving (for several reasons).
8. So I’m never going to be able to eat my favorite foods again?
No, no and no! Our philosophy can be summed up in one word: Consistency.
Our goal is to help you eat the right foods most of the time. Because it’s what we do most of the time that will generate most of our results.
Never eating your favorite foods again is not realistic. Birthdays happen, dinners happen, holidays happen, etc. And as long as you’re staying consistent most of the time (which we'll make sure of!) your body will work its magic. It has no choice but to.
But watch (see, feel) what happens. You’re soon going to enjoy how you feel more from eating healthfully than how you do from eating crappy.
When you eat crappy, you feel crappy. Most people just don’t associate how they feel with what they eat. (You will soon though!)
9. What is your typical client like?
What all of my clients have in common is that they have nothing in common.
Well, that's not entirely true.
First off, they don't let their ego get in the way. (That's a link to an article I wrote on my blog, GuruGilbert.) Some people believe in the power of "Do it yourself." These are the same people who lose weight and gain weight and lose weight and gain weight because they're too proud to get help, and wind up in a vicious cycle of losing and gaining for years and years never understanding why, and never being able to break that cycle.
For the record, "Do it yourself" doesn't mean "Do it ALL by yourself."
Secondly, they believe that consistency is the key to success. They recognize how hard it is (otherwise, they would have done it one their own already) but know it's critical.
They also want to be the best person that they can be. They know that when they realize their body's full potential, they are way more likely to realize their overall potential. And they are willing to invest in themselves to get to where they want to be.
They want that extra push that we all need to succeed. The most successful people in this world all have people supporting them. Why shouldn't you?
As you can see from our success stories, we work with all sorts, types and shapes of people.
If you don't have the body you want it's because you're not staying consistent with your diet and/or exercise.
And if you're like the 95% of people who need help staying consistent, you're in the right place.
10. Do you work with clients that are overseas?
You bet! Technology is amazing. We have clients throughout the world.
11. Bonus: Is the application (technology part) easy to use?
This is the main reason why redoing our website took so long. I searched high and low to find a company that could create exactly what I was looking for. To make the MBT vision a reality. I wanted to design and create a custom application from scratch to help you stay even more consistent. And we did just that. I refused to compromise on one single thing.
But there was one major caveat.
It had to be insanely easy to use and understand. In other words, extremely user friendly. We tested and tested for months, and I’m in love with the result. I knew we succeeded when my mom who is not computer savvy whatsoever totally got it without any help at all.
That’s the idea.
All make sense? Good. If not feel free to get in touch.
We’re here to help.
Actually, we live to help.