Hey, Sean Flanagan here. I’m willing to bet if you ended up on my page, you’re either burnt out and frustrated from trying gimmicks, fads, and other extreme fitness or nutrition methods OR you’re feeling stuck and not knowing what to do to get results (without resorting to the previously mentioned gimmicks, fads, and extreme-ness).
I get it. The fitness industry is filled with a lot of crazy stuff and is overwhelming. One day you’re told that you need to eat less meat and more grains and the next day you’re told that those grains are going to make you obese, depressed, and make your family leave you. And then you need to avoid weights and do lots of cardio or you’re gonna get “bulky” – and then the next day, that cardio is going to make you age faster and gain belly fat.
How are you supposed to make your fitness and body composition goals LAST with all of these conflicting messages? How are you supposed to build momentum when your carbohydrate-deprived self is getting sick of working out 2 weeks into your high intensity puke-fest workouts?
As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I offer in-person training in Oakland, California, and I provide online nutrition and fitness coaching for people all over the place. I’m also the author of the Fit Body Blueprint for Women program.
My fitness and nutrition philosophy is geared towards reaching your fitness and body composition goals in a sane and healthy way, and is based on a few core simple ideas:
1) That the program you ENJOY is the one that you can sustain. You already have a job. Your eating and exercise shouldn’t feel like a second one.
2) Slow and steady wins the race. Cheesy, but true. A balanced, or “moderate”, approach gets you moving in the right direction at a sustainable pace so you don’t get burned out and stagnate (or get set-back). Fortunately, our perception of what is “slow” is skewed from the promises of 17 lb fat loss in 12 days. “Slow and steady” changes to your body are still noticeable at a satisfactory rate and results in great changes for the long haul. Would you rather lose 1 lb a week and keep it off or lose 3 lbs per week and gain it all back after a few months?
I aim to create a path towards your goals that is empowering and habit-focused. I have no interest in telling you everything that is “wrong” with your nutrition or how you move on day one. I’d rather just get you making the changes that you need to reach your goals and give you lots of success every stop of the way as you kick ass with your workouts and notice great changes from your small nutritional tweaks.
Sean Flanagan is a Personal Trainer and Health Coach specializing in helping people create habits, knowledge, and skills required for healthy and lasting body composition management. Sean’s primary areas of focus are women’s fitness, questioning and challenging fitness and nutrition dogma, and educating people on the magical healing properties of tacos and thrash metal.
Sean has over 8 years of coaching experience and a honest, direct, and supportive approach to effectively coach his clients to redefine and reach their health and fitness goals. As of August 2014, Sean resides in Oakland, California with his special lady, Jennifer. Together they have a precious 6 year old boy named Bruno – a Boxer who is a bad ass with a heart of gold and loves car rides, walks, and cuddles.
The boring, but potentially important information:
- Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association
- Certified Health Coach through Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- CPR/AED/First Aid through American Red Cross
- Elite Baseball Mentorship Level 1 seminar with Eric Cressey (Upper Extremity)
- Mentorships with Eric Shoenberg (Physical Therapist, Milford MA) and Sean St. Onge (Personal Trainer/Strength Coach, Rumford, RI)