So I did something about it, and started Nerd Fitness, a community with real info for real people. For the past five years, I’ve helped hundreds of thousands of men and women start making positive changes that last.
This isn’t a get-fit-quick scheme: those things are designed for one thing only: to take your money. Instead, it’s a fun, step-by-step blueprint and a philosophy that focuses on actual results.
The NF Academy is an online, self-paced course and fitness “quest” tracking system with over 20,000 students from every corner of the globe.
We focus on building sustainable kick-ass habits, not only in your nutrition and workouts, but also in your confidence, appearance, and mindset.
Think of us as an anti-school of sorts, like the X-Men Academy, AKA “Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.”
Most schools churn out carbon copy clones of people who follow the rules and conform to the mainstream.
Instead, we teach you how to develop your super powers**, get in shape, look better, get stronger, lose weight, feel better about yourself, and kick serious ass.
Oh, and have a damn good time doing it.
**Disclaimer: Nerd Fitness is not liable for any superpowers developed during this course.
Stop guessing. We’ll tell you EXACTLY what to do.
My name is Steve Kamb, creator and founder of Nerd Fitness and The Academy, and I’ll be one of your professors for this self-directed, self-paced course.
I’ve been obsessed with health and fitness for the past 13 years. I live for this stuff and can’t wait to help you get stronger, happier, and… yup… look better naked.
In five years I’ve taken Nerd Fitness from a simple one-man blog and developed it into a passionate “Rebellion” of over 300,000 email subscribers and over 1.5 million monthly visitors. I’ve also had the pleasure to guest lecture at Google, Facebook, and give a TEDx talk about our approach to fitness.
Now, you’re probably wondering “well, Professor Kamb, that’s great and all, but I’m a woman…and there are certain aspects of training and getting healthy that you’ll never understand…because you’re a dude.”
Luckily for you, I’ll be co-teaching alongside Professor Staci Ardison, AKA the Master of Deadlifts, AKA our Head Women’s Professor.
Staci transformed her life over the past few years, and has since become a role model to tens of thousands of women that have discovered her story on Nerd Fitness. Seriously, she gets recognized walking down the street now!
After exhausting herself with HOURS and HOURS of cardio machines and treadmills, she finally saw her life change when she fell in love with strength training.
She now spends her days as the Rebel Ops leader for all of Nerd Fitness – continually inspiring women AND men alike to train hard, eat clean, and adapt positive habits for the long-term.
Jim is the current “Master of the Training Universe” for Nerd Fitness (his official title), having previously been CrossFit Director for CrossFit Foggy Bottom for a number of years (where it won Best CrossFit Gym in Washington DC).
Before that, he was an award-winning, full time Personal Trainer and founded a website with popular tutorials for advanced bodyweight skills. Through his work online and off, he became frequently requested for seminars both here in the States and abroad.
He’s competed in both Powerlifting and Olympic lifting and currently specializes in gymnastics, grip strength, and weightlifting. He also has background in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, rock climbing, and slacklining. Jim has personally programmed all workout levels and individual workouts in The Academy.
Great question. I knew you were smart!
I would love to take personal credit for the growth of Nerd Fitness, but I can’t. The secret lies in our powerful community of like-minded nerds, desk jockeys, and average people from around the world.
Staci, Jim, and I have boiled down the basics of our approach and created a self-paced online course that will provide you with EVERY SINGLE TOOL you need to change your life, starting right now. And we’ve had 20,000 human guinea pigs to help us tweak and adjust based on what has gotten real results for real people!
We’ve broken down the academy into several sections: Mindset Module, Nutrition Module, Fitness Module, Workout Plans, Bonuses, and our new Quest Tracking and leveling feature. We also have a custom onboarding process for our workouts that will ensure you know exactly when to start – AND boss battles so you’ll never have to guess when to level up.
Come with us and we’ll take you through each of the different sections – all mapped out below in detail.
Our newest feature is the first step in what will be the future of Nerd Fitness!
Ultimately, we know that if you are able to make this process fun and have a system for tracking your progress step-by-step as you go – that you are FAR more likely to see faster results.
With that in mind, we’ve developed a way for you to customize your own character, choose a class (or training style you prefer), and complete specially-designed quests as you go.
As you’d expect, knocking off our quests grants you experience points which literally allow you to level up as you progress through the course and the workout plans.
We’re dedicated to not only motivating you, but making the process FUN! This also breaks things down into the very next step to getting to your eventual goal.
We have over a hundred quests of all levels for you to work through and mark off! Whether you are working on walking for 5 minutes or signing up to run a triathlon, we’ve got quests that’ll help push you to the next step.
Recently we completely revamped the workout section of our Academy to help answer two big questions we continually got from people that were getting started.
Common question #1: “Where they heck do I start? Just tell me what to do!”
Common question #2: “How do I know when to do more? When do I level up? When do I change my workouts?”
We decided to take the guess work completely out of the equation. When you join The Academy today – you’ll be able to take an onboarding test right away that will show you EXACTLY where to start based on your custom results.
No guessing. You’ll know exactly what to do from day one in The Academy.
We have a lot of levels in The Academy, so that no matter when you are in your journey – you’ll have a strength-based workout to help you get to the next level. But when exactly do you go from Level 2 to Level 3? We didn’t want it to be vague.
So we created custom Boss Battles, with fun names and different exercise-based benchmarks. You’ll be assigned a set of specific movements to try (with HD video to explain them) and then you’ll record your results. Based on what you are able to do, you’ll either vanquish the boss and level up – or he’ll escape and you’ll need to try again in a few weeks of your current level.
You won’t ever be lost in The Academy. And you’ll even unlock new items and more content as you level up (to help you with the new movements).
We know that sometimes the first step is simply knowing HOW to go about doing a specific movement or exercise.
That’s why we’ve recorded over 100 individual HD videos that show you step-by-step how to complete a every movement in The Academy with proper form.
Best of all, these work on any device – meaning that a quick check of your form while in the gym (or a quick review of all the movements before you start) is easy while on the go.
Each video also focuses on exactly how to scale every exercise based on your body and ability level.
In both video and images, we will help you make a new movement easier – and then as you get experience learn how to adjust it to make it a bit more difficult as you build strength.
Can’t do a pushup yet? We’ve planned for that. We show you how to scale you pushups to knee pushups (or incline pushups… or even wall pushups) as you are getting started.
We want you to complete every exercise with the confidence that you’re doing things safely and properly.
So no matter where you are starting – or what knowledge you may have of exercise movements and form – we are here to walk you through each step and get you ready to rock!
In your Academy Facebook Group, you can meet and get held accountable by hundreds of like-minded, passionate rebels on the same journey you are.
Regardless of your goal, I guarantee there are people in this group who’ve been there and done that – and many more who are working towards it.
We have separate groups for men and women, so depending on which Academy you enlist in below, you’ll be able to share your journey, pictures, and details with rebels of the gender you identify with.
Our Nutrition Model is also packed with several dozen healthy recipes (and our library of recipes is always growing when Rebels submit their own specialties).
We’ve broken these down in Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, and Snacks. Many of our students see the best results finding 1 or 2 specialties for each meal. For example, learning just two different healthy, quick options for breakfast can literally change your entire day right off the bat.
And sometimes we know it’s easier to not have ANY choice at all! In that case, we have a sample Meal Plan that you can apply as well. Just download, purchase the list, and know in advance what you need to cook.
Throughout the course, we’ll also have downloads for you to print and make this journey easier (and more fun). For example, our shopping “cheat sheet” is here to the right.
We designed this for you to print, take the store, and quickly use as a reference for what foods are GOOD, just meh (or in moderation), and STAY AWAY from if you can. No second guessing, before you put an item in the cart – just check the handy cheat sheet.
We’ve also added bonus mini-guides for “Road Warriors” (or eating/working out when traveling) and our “6 Week Get Fit Plan” for those of you that want to go a little extreme leading up to a vacation, wedding, or special event.
My goal with this course is to help you get in the best shape of your life and feel good about yourself. If you happen to develop a super power as a result, I’m okay with that too.
I’m confident that if you follow the advice and workout plans, you WILL see results.
However, if for any reason after 60 days the Academy isn’t for you, just let us know, and we’ll refund 100% of your money, no questions asked. Super simple.
Seriously. If it doesn’t work for you, I don’t want your money, and I will gladly help you find another solution that will work for you. Just email us and we will try to point you in the right direction.
*Note: If a full scale Zombie Apocalypse occurs in the next 60 days, we may shut off all communications to save power.
A one-time payment of $149 gets you full, immediate access to the entire Academy, all bonuses, the quest tracking, and all future updates (for life).
You’ll receive the Mindset module, Nutrition Module, Fitness Module, All 25+ Workouts (for any situation), and demonstrations of every exercise in HD.
You’ll also get access to the supportive, members only Facebook group for your gender, all recipes, the meal plan, the grocery shopping cheat sheet, all of the bonus interviews, past recording of Live Q&As, and the road warrior workout and nutrition plans.
We make it really simple.
Invest once, get 100% access to everything for the rest of your life. (And we’re only getting started!)
For the one-time payment of ($149), you get lifetime access to:
Nope this isn’t an ebook (or a series of ebooks)! This is an online course that you will log into and learn from at your own pace.
From 2011 – 2013, we had ebooks available, but choose to evolve them into this platform so we could expand, upgrade, add forums and questing features that we never could’ve before.
By creating this Academy instead of an eBook, we have an opportunity to continually update, expand our tracking and gaming features, and add new contents and workouts easily to help push you.
We’ve designed the Academy, from the ground up, to give you the VERY next step to complete no matter where you are starting. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t exercised a single day in your life, we’ve had Rebels who started walking just a few minutes a day in the beginning.
Our system is easy, start at the very beginning and move through each section one small step at a time. We make it fun – you’ll be gaining experience and watching your progress as you level up!
Once you get more comfortable, the workouts and quests scale for even the most intense competitors out there. There is a reason we’ve got so many quests and so many levels, you’ll be able to keep leveling up for a long time to come!
The Nutrition Module of this course is primarily grounded in a nutritional plan of whole foods which includes meat. Our meal plans and recipes will not all be adjustable to your exact diet needs in all cases.
However, the good news is EVERY other part of the Academy gives it’s full benefit. The Mindset and Fitness Modules, all the workouts, the bonuses, the community (which does include vegetarians and vegans), the quest features – all will still work 100% for you.
With a few adjustments away from meat – and a focus on getting ample amounts of protein from plant-based sources – you can still see great results and fit right in.
That’s fine! Get on in here!
You have COMPLETE ACCESS to this course. It’s self paced. And we will be constantly updating and improving it. So if you tend to take things slower than others (which we actually recommend when starting), or you have to take a break due to whatever reason, you can pick back up where you left off, when you’re ready.
We exist to help you, on your schedule, level up YOUR life.
So we’ve built the system to be adaptable to any pace!
Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Why not try something different, and see if The Academy works for you.
Thanks for putting your trust in me to help you level up your life. This is gonna be fun.
PS: This is a self-paced course, so even if you can’t start immediately, or you take things slower than normal, that’s great. You can start when you want and take as long as you want. Your access includes ALL future updates.