CEO / Founder
Humanitarian, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Nicholas conceptualized VP Workouts and Niesam to be a company dedicated to excellence, innovation and giving. Those closest to him know him as a macro-thinker and visionary, driven to improve the lives of those around him. Although he has a degree from the University of Dayton, is a successful business and real estate owner, has consulted multiple businesses and has been offered a publishing deal for a novel, he views his greatest achievements as being a faithful Christian, husband and father.
Head Exercise Scientist
Samuel earned his position of Lead Exercise Scientist at VP through a remarkable and accomplished career in personal training along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and an extensive pedigree of advanced continuing education. Over the last seven years, Samuel has successfully trained everyone from homemakers to several pro athletes. Specialties include strength, conditioning and sports (male and female athletes in basketball, soccer, volleyball, football, baseball, softball, swimming and track). Samuel also prides himself on helping people feel better, move better and overcome ailments through fitness
Head Of Communications
Weston enjoys a fifteen-year lustrous background of varsity and collegiate coaching as well as owning two successful companies and real estate. Getting his start as a graduate from Wright State University in Communication and a second Bachelor’s from Urbana University in Education, Weston began teaching and coaching and discovered his passion for helping others become the best they can be. Weston heads up customer relations for VP and is dedicated to improving user experience, motivation and ongoing customer satisfaction.
To be charitable and to offer the best personal training app on the planet.
VP Workouts is committed to making personal training affordable through the use of technology. We have an uncompromising passion to continuously improve our product and to offer more value to our customers. It is our primary objective to relentlessly improve how well our app mimics a personal training experience so our customers receive better and better workouts and results.
We believe in innovation, research and development, listening to our customers and responding to their needs. We employ professionals in every department that care about our customers and invest in excellence to ensure every aspect of our product delivery is exceptional.
We are also charitable, giving 5% of gross revenue to help foster children. Our ultimate goal is to fix the broken foster care system. Currently, 65% of all foster children will be dead, on drugs, imprisoned or pregnant by the age of 19. This is unacceptable and we refuse to sit back and continue to allow it to happen. Join us in our efforts to give these wonderful, amazing foster children an opportunity.
ABOUT OUR TRAINING:
Based on modern exercise science and designed to keep you challenged but not overworked. Workouts are full body and designed from our 3 Rules for Results:
Get your mind involved! Think about the correct muscles – concentrate on using them. When your mind and body connect, you’ll perfect your movements and form to get the most out of your workouts.
Form Over Volume:
Proper technique is way more important than using lots of heavy weight and high reps (volume). Your goal is to make each rep clean – meaning great form with controlled movements. Too much volume wastes reps and slows down your progress. Bad form means you’re working the wrong muscles and setting yourself up for injuries. Proper form and volume ensure you work the correct muscles and get the most from every exercise.
Build Not Destroy:
Your goal is to stimulate (build), not overwork (destroy). Recovery is a major contributor to your results, so when you overwork your muscles and can’t recover, you’re setting yourself up for nonproductive workouts. Intensity is not about beating yourself up, but about keeping you challenged so you recover and maximize your progress.
About Our Ai: Niesam
Niesam is an artificial intelligence (Ai) programmed to be a personal trainer. Instead of being programmed with pre-made workouts, Niesam is programmed in exercise science; including movement planes, muscles, joints, fitness objectives, exercises and rep schemes. Charts, equations, hierarchies and time-tested scientific methodologies are utilized to teach the Ai how to construct workouts based upon your individual needs and equipment available. In a nutshell, Niesam learns about you, your abilities and your goals and then designs workouts accordingly.
Workouts are based upon principles of modern exercise science giving Niesam the ability to prescribe full-body workouts that are scientifically proportioned – meaning each movement plane, or group of muscles, are stimulated the correct amount. Niesam is programmed to understand how to change exercise routines based on variables like gender, how good of shape you’re in, your fitness goals, and other factors that influence exercise selection. The result is that Niesam selects the right exercises to work each of your muscles in the correct scientific proportions for you to achieve your fitness goals.
There are also varying types of ways to do different exercises and work different movement planes, so Niesam was programmed with body weight, free weight, resistance bands, kettle bells, medicine balls, and machines along with scientific hierarchies, tables, charts and equations that allow it to know which method is best for you. In other words, just because you have a dumbbell doesn’t mean it’s the best way to do a particular exercise at that time. Niesam understands when to use each type of equipment to optimize your workouts.
Niesam was then programmed with intensity charts and sophisticated algorithms to allow it to adapt to your abilities. Again, rep schemes, or the number of sets, reps, type of movement (like concentric, eccentric or isometric), weight methods (to determine the appropriate amount of load for each exercise) and rest in between sets, all change according to similar variables that influence exercise selection. Niesam is programmed on cutting edge science using RIR, or reps in reserve, that teach it how to figure out your threshold. This is necessary to ensure that intensity is not too easy (causing poor results) or too hard (setting you up for injury and poor recovery). Niesam works with you to fine tune intensity suited specifically for you.
By now, you probably understand why it took over two years to develop Niesam. So why did we do it? Because your body is a complex machine so what works for one person won’t necessarily work for you. Yet the market is saturated with one-size-fits-all workout routines that consist of pre-made workouts. We knew it would require Ai with the ability to think and learn to break the mold and usher in a new era of affordable personal training.
The remarkable benchmark of Ai is that it can do it better than a human and that’s because it can simultaneously process over a million-times more information than a human can, thus allowing it to figure out things that we would not be able to discover. Niesam also gets smarter with every use. That means the more you use it, the more it understands you and the better it prescribes workouts and intensity for you. What’s even better is that Niesam learns from all users, so you benefit from what it learns about you and everybody else.
While pre-made workouts start to lose their effectiveness over time (usually over a twelve-week span), your workouts with Niesam will do the reverse and get better. If you’re looking for consistent results that are tailored to you, give Niesam a try and see what a difference personal training will make for you.