Paragon = evidence-based workouts delivered via an app that you can do in 30-90 min/day to build muscle, achieve your goals, and look/feel great! You'll have access to 8 different workout programs, tons of free nutrition/fitness resources, and 24/7 coaching support from LCK/Bryan, & Paragon Coaches.
What gym equipment do I need?
Full Gym Programs: barbell, DB's, squat rack, and bench. You also have the option in programming to use cables and machines, if you want to. At-Home//DB-Only Programs: a bench + a minimum of 2-3 pairs of dumbbells (but the more the merrier)
How many workout days are programmed each week?
Most of our programs revolve around training 4 days per week, with the option for a 5th training day. We also have options for those short on time, such as our 3-Day Physique program and 30-min DB Quickie program.
How long will workouts take?
Most of our workouts will take 60-75 min. If short on time, DB Quickie workouts are 30-min. 3-Day Physique workouts are 90-min, as training volume is about the same as our 4-Day Physique program (and less days in the gym doesn't have to mean less of a workout!)
What if I'm working out from home or don't have much equipment?
No sweat! You'd love our At-Home // Dumbbell-Only programs! All you need is a few pairs of DB's. DB Quickie is a 30 minute program. DB Physique is for those who love strength training and bodybuilding and want to look their best. DB Cardio/Lift is for our people who love lifting AND cardio.
What if I'm new to lifting?
Peep our 30-min DB Quickie program! DB’s = a little easier to learn how to move and lift. 30-min workouts = less movements to learn, so workouts will likely seem a little less overwhelming. Once you’re feeling a little more comfortable, you could consider switching to one of our 60-min programs.
What if I don't know how to perform a movement or lift?
No sweat! We have over 400+ movement demo videos uploaded into our app. Each workout section will have movement tips + videos so you'll know exactly how to perform the workout and each lift. You can also get instant feedback from the Paragon team if you post a form check video!
What if I'm short on time and won't be able to finish a workout?
If in a busy season of life, you might consider following our 30-min DB Quickie workout until life slows down a little. Alternatively, you could just prioritize completing parts A/B/C of your workout, as those are typically the repeating movements (aka the "meat and potatoes" of the programming).
Does Paragon include support for Mommas during Pregnancy / Postpartum?
Of course! All Paragon members will have access to our Pregnancy/PP Movement Modification & Substitution Guide. We also regularly share educational content and resources from @TheMintPRJCT. Members also get a discount if they wish to purchase Mint PRJCT's Birth-Back-to-Gym program.
Does Paragon include Nutrition Coaching / Nutrition Guidance?
Our subscription grants you access to workouts, free nutrition/fitness resources, & coaching support from the Paragon team. We love answering nutrition questions, but if seeking 1:1 coaching, that service typically runs $150-300+/mo and isn't included in our super affordable $49 subscription (:
What if I love CrossFit, Olympic lifting, etc?
Paragon Strength/Metcon = our take on a more sustainable approach to functional fitness. All the things you love: strength training, Olympic lifting, gymnastics, fun metcon pieces … but put together in a way that won’t leave you feeling beatdown + burnout. It has quite the cult following!
What if I love long distance running and/or riding my Peloton?
Our Cardio/Lift + DB Cardio/Lift programs are for you! 3 days of strength training + 2 potential cardio days (you can run, row, bike, swim, etc). On cardio days, you can choose between sprint work, steady-state cardio, hop in a Peloton class, or follow your own endurance race training.
What if I have nutrition, fitness, and/or programming questions?
Post them in the App Chat or Community group - we always give detailed coaching responses! Paragon is an evidence-based, education-focused company. We believe that education = empowerment. It’s a lot easier to DO something when you understand the “how" or “why” behind WHY you’re doing something.