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Hugh Thompson

  • ACSM-EP
  • StrongFirst SFG I
  • Kinesiology degree
  • 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, get outside, and improve overall health. I have personally struggled with my own fitness and body dissatisfaction, and so I understand that not everyone is an "exercise person". 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, rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, apples, peaches

Healthy food I hate

Eggplant, chicken breast

Why Train With Me

My strength lies in helping everyday people expand their capacity to engage in activities of daily life, get outside, and improve overall health. I have personally struggled with my own fitness and body dissatisfaction, and so I understand that not everyone is an "exercise person". 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, rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, apples, peaches

Healthy food I hate

Eggplant, chicken breast

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Favorite workout music

Metal (heavy, power), '90s hip hop, Americana

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

Let’s reach your fitness goals together.

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Start with your perfect coach

Get started with your trainer based on goals and personality. Build your plan together with during your Kickoff video call.
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Add daily personalized workouts & nutrition plans

Work out when and where you want with step by step guidance from your coach via our interactive app. Eat well with meal plans crafted by your coach just for you.
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Keep doing your favorite sports and activities. We’ll mix ‘em in to your plan.
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Reach your goals with daily checkins

Stay on top of your fitness goals with check-in texts and at a glance in our app. Your coach is there for you on demand, whenever you need.
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The Best Plan for You

No hidden fees. Unlimited workouts, meal planning, & support. Change your trainer any time.

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      Personalized nutrition coaching
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      Daily custom workouts
    $5/day
    Billed once a month as $165
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      All of Kickoff standard, plus:
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      Weekly 1-on-1 live video workout with your coach
    $12/day
    Billed once a month as $350
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      All of Kickoff standard, plus:
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      2 Weekly 1-on-1 live video workouts with your coach
    $17/day
    Billed once a month as $530
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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!"
"As a busy, working mom, I don't like leaving my home to go to the gym. My trainer designs workout plans that I can do at home. Kickoff is realistic, sustainable & supportive. That's why it's been so successful for me!"
Miriam C.
Oregon
"As a busy, working mom, I don't like leaving my home to go to the gym. My trainer designs workout plans that I can do at home. 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 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 to stick to an awesome exercise and nutrition program that really works."
"I’ve lost 25 lbs with Kickoff and gained tons of strength and confidence. Thanks to Kickoff, I was able to tweak my nutrition & really see a noticeable difference in my energy levels. I am finally feeling like myself again!"
Brooke H.
California
"I’ve lost 25 lbs with Kickoff and gained tons of strength and confidence. Thanks to Kickoff, I was able to tweak my nutrition & really see a noticeable difference in my energy levels. I am finally feeling like myself again!"
"My body fat decreased by 5.3%. I don't have to stress about planning workouts. I love how supportive my coach has been. Kickoff has become a constant amongst the chaos of everyday life."
Ashley B.
Alabama
"My body fat decreased by 5.3%. I don't have to stress about planning workouts. I love how supportive my coach has been. Kickoff has become a constant amongst the chaos of everyday life."
"As a mom of 4, Kickoff has been such a blessing to me! It has helped me learn to eat and how to focus on different areas of my body, and it helped me gain more self confidence! "
Nicole H.
Tennessee
"As a mom of 4, Kickoff has been such a blessing to me! It has helped me learn to eat and how to focus on different areas of my body, and it helped me gain more self confidence! "
"I love the accountability I get. My coach helped me figure out nutrition and the workouts have been great. I'm impressed with my strength now. Fitness was a big part before, and it's been huge to get back in shape!"
Marsha R.
Canada
"I love the accountability I get. My coach helped me figure out nutrition and the workouts have been great. I'm impressed with my strength now. Fitness was a big part before, and it's been huge to get back in shape!"
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!

Client stories

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  1. Lose Weight
  2. Tone Muscle
  3. Build Strength & Muscle
  4. Train for an Event or Build Endurance
  5. Recover from an Injury
  6. Improve Nutrition
  7. Improve Overall Fitness
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