Announcing My Fall Online Training Group

NOTE: There are 3 spots left due to last minute cancellations.

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Check out this transformation from my “90 Day Summer Body” training group.

She shared her results without my asking, because she was stoked that in just 90 days, she made an incredible transformation.

She wasn’t an anomaly. Despite 4th of July celebrations and summer brewskis, people in the group made progress like clockwork.

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I only do a few of these groups every year, but I’m starting another one on August 22nd. You can claim your spot for $50.

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This Fall’s Online Training Group

Ok so maybe you didn’t make as much progress as you’d hoped this summer. Or maybe my last group filled up before you could claim your spot.

Here’s your chance. Read carefully on what group training is about, because I only want people who are willing to go HAM.

1. The goal is to make your BEST transformation that you can in 90 days. Yes, if you follow my instructions, you will achieve a total transformation by the end.

2. You will be coached in an online group setting. (Note: You MUST have a Facebook account to sign up) While you don’t get as much 100% individualized attention that 1:1 training entails, group training is priced less than 1:1 coaching.

Now, I’m not one of those charlatan coaches that tells everyone that they’ll get a six pack overnight. More intermediate/advanced trainees and trainees already close to their goal, such as my client Ben below, can achieve a six pack with relative ease.

Intermediate fitness clients like Ben above have an easier time getting a six pack.

Other trainees–such as beginners and those with more fat to lose–may take a little more time. But even if you have some fat to shed or you’re a complete beginner, don’t let that stop you. Observe…


Anyone can make tremendous personal progress, regardless of starting point

The client above, a complete beginner at the very start, made amazing progress within a little over 6 weeks.

This is unlike other programs that are either too restrictive and make you avoid “bad” foods while only eating “good” foods.


Concerned about alcohol ruining your diet? It didn’t stop my beer-loving client above.

Nor does it mean that progress will be slow. In fact, several women who claimed that their weight wouldn’t budge lost close to 20 pounds on my last program.

Online Training Group Details

What you get:

  • An initial assessment of your current nutritional program and mindset
  • Personalized guidelines (focused on looking the best you can in 90 days) tailored to your physiological and psychological makeup
  • A training program that suits your level of fitness (everywhere for beginner to advanced) and equipment
  • An online training and support group where you can ask Dick as many questions as you like
  • Bi-weekly diet and training adjustments based on your progress
  • A weekly lesson plan where we go over new diet and training skills

Price and schedule:

  • Start date is August 22nd, 2016 and lasts for 3 months
  • The group costs $100/month
  • You only need to put down a deposit of $50 to reserve your spot (they go very quickly since I only run 1-2 groups per year)
  • After 3 months, you can keep going with the group at $50/month.

The last group I ran had more than a dozen people who waited too long, so grab your spot as soon as you can. (FYI I also like clients that sign up earlier because they tend to be more committed)

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Here’s What Emily V. Had to Say

I decided to join Dick’s last training group on a whim. I was mentally and physically ready to commit to weight loss, and when I saw the email come in, I thought, “let’s do it!” Over four years ago I started putting on some weight, and I ended up spending the past two years trying to get rid of it. During that time, I yo-yoed a lot and saw some results, but nothing was permanent. I couldn’t quite recreate the results I had 5 years prior because I had NO idea how or why I had been successful. I would bust my ass at the gym, sign up for numerous races and work out like crazy, all the while trying to eat healthy (whatever “healthy” was). I felt like I was always on edge, and not really in control of how my body looked or how I was getting results; and would have no idea how to get even better results if I had wanted. I was not in control of my body. Teaming up with Dick to assist me in getting my body back was one of the best decisions I have made.

Dick helped me understand my body and what I needed to do to achieve results. I followed his regimen and saw immediate results (no I was not perfect, but it’s not about perfection, it’s about persistence). Everyone around me can see the transformation of my body, and I also feel amazing. But the best part of all of it is that now I am in control of my body; a feeling I had never really experienced in the past. Dick taught me what to put into my body and what I should be doing for fitness to give me the results I was looking for.

Rather than slaving at the gym for hours or eating a veggie patty for dinner, I now only spend about three hours a week at the gym and get to eat satisfying food! It is so easy to meet my exercise routine, and if I didn’t personally see the results, I honestly wouldn’t believe it would work.” – Emily V.

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Ok, now the normal spiel about my training…if you’ve already looked into coaching with me, you can skip this part and sign up.

Why I Can Get These Results

What’s special about me that allows me to help others get results?

A major reason is that for most of my life I hated exercise. Yep, if you thought that I loved exercise because I’m one of the co-founders of Fitocracy and a prolific fitness coach, you would be wrong.

Actually, I was obese growing up and had been for a majority of my life. I actually looked like the kid from Up, except much rounder and plumper. I topped 230 lbs at 5’7 (I’m now 5’10) at my peak.


Yep. Even the homeless laughed. :c

The funny thing is that both of my parents were Medical Doctors and had me “eat less and move more,” whatever that means.

I tried eating less and moving more with as much willpower as I could muster, but nothing worked. I loved food and I hated exercise too much. (I’m still actually quite neutral about exercise, to be honest. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either.)

Even worse, no amount of will power or motivation seemed to work . If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, you know what I mean. Eventually, you give in to your urges. First once, then again and again. (I eventually learned that willpower only plays a small role in making your transformation.)

These days, I am now grateful for growing up as a fat kid. It’s the single most important thing that influenced me as a coach.It allowed me to find the “secret sauce” to a successful physical and mental transformation.

First, I’ve spent thousands of hours reading everything that I can about exercise and nutrition, and believe me, you’d be surprised how little most people know. (Did you know that breakfast is not necessarily the most important meal of the day?)

Secondly, through my many clients and my own self-awareness, I figured out the psychological aspect. This is arguably more important and I’ll tell you about the details in a bit, but let’s fast forward for now.

Four years after the picture above, I looked like this.

Only 4 years after the picture above

What’s Different About My Methods

Here’s the secret to why I can produce such amazing transformations with such high accuracy.

Fitness isn’t about willpower, motivation, or “being tough.”

Willpower is finite, motivation is fleeting, and good luck toughing it out on days when life massively gets in the way.

Rather, fitness is a cerebral skill, one that I will teach you. (For more on this, see my article on

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Jeremiah lost 100 lbs working with me…and by doing the minimum that he needed to do.

All Programs Work

(…but good luck sticking to them)

Making an amazing transformation isn’t about finding the perfect program. After all, what good is the perfect program if you hate exercise like I did?

A successful transformation is about YOU and YOUR psychology, physiology, and your specific environment.


Denise found sustainable results for the first time.

How many times have you dieted perfectly, only to be tempted with a slice of pizza or cake. If everyone could say no to cake and pizza all the time, everyone would have a six pack. After you give in, one slice turns into another, until you’re left devouring the entire shebang.

Here are more examples. How many times have you wrecked your diet eating out of boredom? Or because your spouse pressures you into eating something “unhealthy” and everything snowballs from there?

These are the things that prevent you from having an amazing transformation, not lacking the perfect diet and training program. I will teach you how to tackle these things through manipulating your thought patterns and habits.

In the end, you’ll finally make the transformation you deserve.

“Not only is Richard one of the most knowledgable people in the industry, he is tough when necessary, but understanding of life and circumstances. He’s available for questions when you need him and he pushes you to be the best version of you. I looked to Richard on a daily basis for help and encouragement. He was by and far one of my greatest assets as I prepared for Miss America 2013!”

– Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013

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