WHO IS FORM FROM FUNCTION?
I'm Jonathan Mielec, I’ve spent years helping hundreds of people from all over the world in transforming their lives with a coaching approach revolving around results-driven nutrition and training designed to be optimal for each unique client. I care deeply about my work, and I'm proud to know the results my clients get shows that.
WHY ONLINE COACHING
Time is valuable, and typically people waste far too much time chasing their physique goals. Getting coached by an expert takes the frustration and guesswork out of things, which lets you be a lot more productive in the other areas of your life. Almost all successful people have had coaches or mentors, regardless of their field. If you're serious about reaching your physique goals I feel it’s worth considering hiring an expert coach, even if only once.
WHAT DOES THE COACHING PROGRAM INCLUDE?
I want you to have every tool at your disposal to ensure the absolute best results, while making your individual coaching program as easy to follow as possible. I've put together a system that I believe achieves that in the best way.
Personalized training programs are custom built and continually adjusted for your goals, history and current circumstances using the latest science along with a proven track record of experience. All of this ensures the most efficient progress.
You'll get a personalized nutrition plan built specifically for your needs and continually adjusted based on how your body is responding. Your program is optimized for your goals and lifestyle, with clear guidance for fast results and easier compliance.
FULL FEATURED COACHING APP
If you have a smartphone (iOS or Android), all your training and diet programming will be in one easy to use app interface. Everything is in one place to help you stay on track. I’ll see everything you log on this app in real-time in order for me to assess and keep adjusting your programming for the best results.
You get unlimited access to my brain (the useful parts at least). Got a question about anything? Simply send me a message at any time. I respond within 24 hours during the week, often within a few hours.
MOTIVATION & ACCOUNTABILITY
We’ll be in constant communication through the entire process. As a coach, it’s imperative for me to make sure that everything you’re doing leads to success and keep you motivated and on track to get the most out of the program. With that said, one of my goals is to educate you and leave you with the ability to keep your results.
EXERCISE VIDEO LIBRARY
Your training program includes instructional videos and descriptions for each exercise in your workouts, easily accessed through your training app. You'll have guidance on getting the most out of each movement, as well as clear coaching on different movements and variations.
IS ONLINE COACHING FOR ME?
This custom coaching program and it's resources are best for men and women with at least an intermediate level of experience training, who want to optimize their results and take the guesswork and frustration out of bringing their physique to the next level. If you are looking for someone correct your form or diagnose and correct imbalances and injuries, then an in-person coach is definitely the way to go. Everything else I feel can be done equally or better online, for a better value and not limited to the standard of what's available locally.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR COACHING?
If you think this is the program for you, and you're ready to push yourself for the greatest results, fill out the Coaching Application through the button below. Based on that, I'll send you an email, and we'll have a deep discussion about your goals, an overview of my suggested plan for you and the process of coaching with me. If I don’t think that we can get the results you're after given your current circumstances, or if I think you need to just make a simple change rather than hire me, I’ll tell you. If we agree on things and find we're a good fit for each other, I'll send you the payment information. If the coaching offer is accepted, we'll move forward, and if not, just decline at that point. My success is defined by your success, so it's important to make sure I'm the best coach for you so we can deliver the results you're here for.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What equipment is needed?
To get the most out of the program, you should have access to a commercial gym or equivalent facility.
What if I have special considerations like a previous injury?
The training programs are custom designed, and I’ll work around any injuries or health concerns you have, adjusting your program as needed based on what you can handle.
How often will my program change?
I review every client's logs at least weekly and adjust as needed for the best results. Training programs are individually designed and periodized based on your body and goals.
Are there age restrictions?
Yes, this online coaching program is for those 18 years of age and older, but besides that anyone can apply.
How are payments made?
I use a PayPal business account. It a simple, secure, and efficient system for both you and I to set up.
How long does it take to see results?
Much of that depends on your goals and current condition. Stripping fat is a much quicker process than gaining lean muscle, and there's a range of variety in how different individuals respond, based on factors like your hormone levels and metabolic rate. This is why we constantly make adjustments based on how you're responding so we continually progress at the fastest rate possible.
What commitment is required from me?
You should plan on a minimum of 12 weeks commitment to coaching to optimize the progress we make. This program builds on itself and is constantly being adapted and adjusted to how you're responding individually for optimal progress. This is also why I don't do one-off programs. You'll also have a responsibility to log your morning bodyweight, and monthly or as requested measurements and photos (all of this conveniently goes in the training app). You’ll need to update me regularly, letting me know how you feel you’re getting on, and any concerns you have. We'll also go over all of this in our email correspondence before beginning. Take a look at the Coaching Terms and Conditions for more details.
How long should I stay with coaching?
I don't want repeat business, I want referral business. One of my priorities is educating you in the process, learning how your body responds and helping you implement systems and habits that ensure you walk around looking and feeling great for life. Average program time is around 6 to 10 months.
Kat A - from www.yelp.com/biz/form-from-function-norwalk
"I started working with Jonathan in October 2014 with no idea what to expect. I had never worked with a trainer before, but I felt like I wasn't getting as much as I could out of my gym membership, and wanted to give the whole "serious fitness" thing a try. Jonathan asked all the right questions about my goals, history, and lifestyle, and came up with a very reasonable nutrition and training plan that was easy to follow consistently.
I was already active and in decent shape, so I wasn't sure how much I'd get out of working with a trainer; I thought I might lose a few pounds, learn how to lift weights properly, maybe get a little bit stronger.
Five months later, I basically look like I'm ready for Fight Club. I look like Tyler Durden, if Tyler Durden was a lady. That sounds weird. It's not. It's FANTASTIC. I'm also able to do two pull-ups and I'm working toward more, so take that, humiliating 5th grade Presidential Fitness Test that I couldn't pass and cried about.
Workouts are challenging but never boring, and I really appreciate having a source of straightforward, cheerful motivation, i.e. there is no "R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket"-style screaming involved. The best part is how personal and personalized everything feels; one of the things that makes the program so easy to follow is that it's uniquely tailored to my life.
Jonathan is incredibly knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition, gifted at creating a personalized program that evolves as you and your goals do, incredibly accessible and responsive to questions, and great at explaining the science behind his work if that's something you're curious about (although what's happened to my body still seems like dark, awesome sorcery.) Can't recommend him or Form from Function highly enough."
Matthew Byer - from www.ideafit.com/profile/jonathan-mielec
"Jonathan is the first trainer I have worked with and I could not be happier. Jonathan combines a very thorough knowledge of physiology, nutrition and fitness, with a vast repertoire of lifts, movements and stretches. He does an outstanding job of motivating me to do more than I ever would on my own, has a great sense of humor, and is genuinely enthusiastic about my achievements.
When I first started working with Jonathan, my goal as a 47 year-old runner/cyclist was to build muscle without injury. What has so impressed me about Jonathan was how quickly he was able to asses my areas of muscular weakness and focus on both those areas and overall body strength, generate pretty impressive strength improvement (to me, at least), and avoid harming anything in the process. The variety of lifts keeps me engaged and I am thrilled with the results. As an aside, I train on my bike pretty frequently - Jonathan is very happy to work around and support my cycling schedule with complementary training or focus on other areas."
Jessa R - from www.yelp.com/biz/form-from-function-norwalk
"There are times when I'm angry with Jonathan for not being around a decade ago. If only I knew then what I know now I would have saved myself hours at the gym, being the girl always getting a salad with dressing on the side, and still ending up frustrated when my body wouldn't change. I spent my 20s going between skinny fat and seriously chubby ugh...but enough about me.
Jonathan really took time to understand my goals, lifestyle, habits etc. and created a truly personalized plan, nothing like those cookie cutter ones I got before, you know where you get just enough results but never anything substantial. My first goal was to get ab definition, we got there in 6 weeks and shortly thereafter hit my other goal of doing a full pull up on my own (I got teary on that one). Once I achieve something we set a new goal and come up with a plan to get there, and Jonathan is with you the entire time to help, adjust and support. He's really knowledgable but also super friendly and funny so he makes even most challenging workouts a pleasure and something to look forward to. Really I sort of want "a Jonathan" for my life lol. But seriously, I became so much more educated about fitness and nutrition...in my mid 30s I have the best body I ever had and my confidence is sky high!!!! Thank you Form From Function, I'd give them 10 stars if I could."
John C - from www.yelp.com/biz/form-from-function-norwalk
"I have been working with Jonathan since October 2014. As a 47 year old male with a family, I had gotten away from working out for many years, but had re-engaged for the past 2+ years and was not getting the progress that I wanted and became extremely frustrated. I was at the stage of willing to try anything. I did not have any experience in working with a personal trainer so I conducted some research, found Jonathan and could not be happier with my selection.
Jonathan performed a comprehensive review of both my workout regimen and more importantly my dietary habits. His knowledge of both and the establishment of an integrated program has resulted in significant progress to date. I am down approximately 17 pounds, while lifting weights in certain exercises that I never thought possible. I am on the path to where I expect to be. Jonathan is 100% committed to your success. He knows how to get the most out of you, even more than you think you are capable of. I recommend Jonathan without hesitation to anyone looking for a personal trainer to reach their fitness goals."
Jordan - from www.facebook.com/FormFromFunction
"Jon knows his materials. He is always sourcing outside the "doctrine" training methodology as well as orthodox knowledge. His acumen of training has had an effect on me specifically with squats and deadlifts and his application and constant experimentation (with himself) about dieting for lifting and alternative sources of macronutrients yields him a WIDE perspective of viable dieting options for every kind of client."