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Hugh Thompson

  • Kinesiology degree
  • ACSM-EP
  • StrongFirst SFG I
  • Kickoff Certified
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My Mission
My personal experience with exercise and physical health has been immensely transformative. I decided to take my own fitness seriously after my daughter was born. I knew that I wanted to be a good role model for her and also that I wanted to be healthy and active enough to keep up with her as she grew. What began as a commitment to myself has since grown into a deep interest in exercise physiology, anatomy and most importantly helping others improve their own quality of life. I believe that the human body is much more than a calorie-burning machine, and hope to help people find satisfaction and joy in improving their physical capabilities. While weight management is an important aspect of fitness and coaching, I hope to help people focus on growing - becoming stronger and more capable - rather than being fixated only on weight loss.
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Large results come from small, consistent changes.
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Why Train With Me

My strength lies in helping everyday people expand their capacity to engage in activities of daily life and improve their overall health. I have struggled with my own physical fitness in the past and understand that not everyone is athletically talented, and that exercise hasn't been enjoyable for everyone. My goal is to use my knowledge and experience to help you find movements that that are safe, effective, and even fun.

My go-to workout

Keep it simple! 30 minutes of alternating sets of kettlebell snatches and push-ups.

Healthy food I love

Venison, salmon, tuna, rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, apples, peaches

Healthy food I hate

Why Train With Me

My strength lies in helping everyday people expand their capacity to engage in activities of daily life and improve their overall health. I have struggled with my own physical fitness in the past and understand that not everyone is athletically talented, and that exercise hasn't been enjoyable for everyone. My goal is to use my knowledge and experience to help you find movements that that are safe, effective, and even fun.

My go-to workout

Keep it simple! 30 minutes of alternating sets of kettlebell snatches and push-ups.

Healthy food I love

Venison, salmon, tuna, rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, apples, peaches

Healthy food I hate

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Favorite workout music

Heavy metal, exercise science podcasts

What people are most surprised to learn about me

I spent ten years working in IT and web design before changing careers to exercise science.

How it works

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The Best Plan for You

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      Custom nutrition coaching & optional daily meal plan
    $2/day
    Billed once a month as $95
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      All of Kickoff standard, plus:
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      Weekly 1-on-1 video workout/ strategy chat with your coach
    $7/day
    Billed once a month as $245
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      All of Kickoff standard, plus:
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      2 Weekly 1-on-1 video workouts/ strategy chats with your coach
    $11/day
    Billed once a month as $365
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Client stories

"Before finding Kickoff, I wasted so much time sitting in my car at the gym trying to google the "best" workout for the day. Now I never fret over workouts - they're sent to me with clear instruction in the Kickoff app. Working with my trainer via text has been such a benefit. Having that accountability was key - I beat my goal by 10 lbs, losing 40 lbs before my wedding day!"
Peyton
Texas
"Before finding Kickoff, I wasted so much time sitting in my car at the gym trying to google the "best" workout for the day. Now I never fret over workouts - they're sent to me with clear instruction in the Kickoff app. Working with my trainer via text has been such a benefit. Having that accountability was key - I beat my goal by 10 lbs, losing 40 lbs before my wedding day!"
"Working with Kickoff is awesome! It has helped me learn so much about what it takes to transform your body. I have lost 23 pounds and 5% body fat since working with Rachel and I've never felt better!"
Augie H.
Florida
"Working with Kickoff is awesome! It has helped me learn so much about what it takes to transform your body. I have lost 23 pounds and 5% body fat since working with Rachel and I've never felt better!"
"I have loved every single week of Kickoff. As a busy, working mom, I don't like leaving my home & family to go to the gym. My trainer Jen designs workout plans for me that work with what I have at home. She levels me up in strength when I'm ready & adjusts when I'm not feeling my best. Kickoff is realistic, sustainable & supportive. That's why it's been so successful for me!"
Miriam C.
Oregon
"I have loved every single week of Kickoff. As a busy, working mom, I don't like leaving my home & family to go to the gym. My trainer Jen designs workout plans for me that work with what I have at home. She levels me up in strength when I'm ready & adjusts when I'm not feeling my best. Kickoff is realistic, sustainable & supportive. That's why it's been so successful for me!"
"I lost 70 pounds of fat (265 to 195) and am keeping it off with Kickoff! I’m now adding muscle and getting stronger! My coach makes it fun and straightforward to stick to an awesome exercise and nutrition program that really works."
Giancarlo R.
Georgia
"I lost 70 pounds of fat (265 to 195) and am keeping it off with Kickoff! I’m now adding muscle and getting stronger! My coach makes it fun and straightforward to stick to an awesome exercise and nutrition program that really works."
"I’ve lost 25 lbs with Kickoff and have gained a tremendous amount of strength and confidence. Thanks to Kickoff, I was able to tweak my nutrition & really see a noticeable difference all around including my energy levels. I am finally feeling like myself again!"
Brooke H.
California
"I’ve lost 25 lbs with Kickoff and have gained a tremendous amount of strength and confidence. Thanks to Kickoff, I was able to tweak my nutrition & really see a noticeable difference all around including my energy levels. I am finally feeling like myself again!"
"My body fat decreased by 5.3% & is now 17.8%. I lost about half an inch in my waist, hips, and thighs. It's easier for me to get in the gym and complete a workout when I don't have to stress about actually planning the workouts. I love how supportive and flexible my coach has been. Kickoff has become a welcome constant amongst the chaos of everyday life."
Ashley B.
Alabama
"My body fat decreased by 5.3% & is now 17.8%. I lost about half an inch in my waist, hips, and thighs. It's easier for me to get in the gym and complete a workout when I don't have to stress about actually planning the workouts. I love how supportive and flexible my coach has been. Kickoff has become a welcome constant amongst the chaos of everyday life."
"As a mom of 4, Kickoff has been such a blessing to me! Not only has it has helped me learn to eat and how to focus on different areas of my body, but it has also helped me gain more self confidence! My trainer is able to base my workouts off of what equipment I have at home, and I don't have to be a part of a gym!"
Nicole H.
Tennessee
"As a mom of 4, Kickoff has been such a blessing to me! Not only has it has helped me learn to eat and how to focus on different areas of my body, but it has also helped me gain more self confidence! My trainer is able to base my workouts off of what equipment I have at home, and I don't have to be a part of a gym!"
"I'm loving the accountability piece that comes with Kickoff. My clothes fit much better. My coach has been great in helping me figure out macros/nutrition, and the workouts have been great. I'm impressed with how my strength has improved over the past weeks - it means the world. Fitness was a big part of my earlier years, and it's been huge to get back in shape! Thank you Kickoff!"
Marsha R.
Canada
"I'm loving the accountability piece that comes with Kickoff. My clothes fit much better. My coach has been great in helping me figure out macros/nutrition, and the workouts have been great. I'm impressed with how my strength has improved over the past weeks - it means the world. Fitness was a big part of my earlier years, and it's been huge to get back in shape! Thank you Kickoff!"
Peyton has incredible success with weight loss with his online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Augie has incredible success with weight loss with his online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Miriam got incredible results via her online personal trainer at Kickoff
Giancarlo has incredible success with weight loss with his online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Brooke got incredible weight loss results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Ashley got incredible results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Nicole got incredible weight loss results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!
Marsha got incredible weight loss results with her online personal trainer at Kickoff!

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