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James Eicher, Newton, KS Fitness Coach

James Eicher

Eicher Holistic Fitness

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I have a lifelong passion & interest in fitness & sport; & I look forward to sharing such passion with you to help you achieve your goals!!! View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$35 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 3 sessions ($30/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$135 5 sessions ($27/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach James. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$250 10 sessions ($25/ea) + applicable fees

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Family Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

A specially designed Package for Family members (e.g., parents & children or siblings, other relatives &/or good friends!) who want to work-out together! P.S. Total Price of $40 covers both athletes!

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + applicable fees

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Group Package
In-Person Training for up to 50 athletes

Want to work out with a Group or Team of fellow Fitness seekers (3 or more total)?! Then, why not get together with some friends, teammates, or family members (again, 3 or more total) & sign up for our Group Package?! Co... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$10 1 session + applicable fees

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Warrior IV Life Fitness (WIVLF): Combined Lecture + Group Fitness Training Package
In-Person Training for up to 100 athletes

“OK,” so maybe now you’re thinking, “but what exactly is this rather funny-sounding 'Warrior IV Life Fitness (WIVLF),' anyway? Is there a way you can bring it to us, say as a lecture presentation &/or as an extended, on-g... See More

Session Length: 3 hours

$100 1 session + applicable fees

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Warrior IV Life Fitness (WIVLF): 5th Annual Summer Youth Boot Camp Package
In-Person Training for up to 30 athletes

Details & dates to be added soon! Stay tuned! P.S. Total Price of $200 is per athlete, for all 12 Sessions.

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 12 sessions ($17/ea) + applicable fees

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  • Friends University (KS)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Tabata Training, Obstacle Training, HIIT, CrossFit, Cross Training, Conditioning, Boot Camp, Aerobic

  • Upper Body Strength, Trx, Speed/ Agility, Medicine Ball Workouts, Lower body strength, Flexibility, Explosiveness, Balance

Credentials

  • Friends University (KS)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Tabata Training, Obstacle Training, HIIT, CrossFit, Cross Training, Conditioning, Boot Camp, Aerobic

  • Upper Body Strength, Trx, Speed/ Agility, Medicine Ball Workouts, Lower body strength, Flexibility, Explosiveness, Balance

More About Coach James

Greetings! Welcome to CoachUp! I am a former Soldier ("once a Soldier, always a Soldier"), recently retired from active duty from the U.S. Army (with 23 years “+” service). My primary job in the Army was as a "JAG" (Judge Advocate officer / attorney); &, thanks to you, the taxpayer, as a Soldier, I was privileged to travel to many far-flung regions, to twice deploy, & to work with all sorts of people. One thing is for sure: “You’ve got to be fit to fight - & win!” That holds true both in the military & in the battle of life. You’ve got to take on the mantle of a holistic warrior - a Warrior for Life (or, as I like to say, “Warrior IV Life”)!!!

I have been passionate about fitness & sports since my youth & am very excited to now work with CoachUp in helping you & others “be all you can be” (to borrow a venerable Army recruiting slogan from yesteryear). I hope to do this by, first, getting to know you better. What are your true priorities in life? How does “fitness” fit into the picture? How can I help you crystalize & then work toward achieving your goals?

My coaching & fitness training experience includes the following:

I. Warrior IV Life Fitness (WIVLF): Many diverse locations (2002-Present) Devised & taught “Warrior IV Life Fitness” (WIVLF), a holistic fitness-health-wellness class offered to military personnel & their family members (&, ultimately, to the general public) at many diverse locations, including:

• U.S. Army Human Resources Command - St. Louis (HRC-STL), St. Louis, MO (2002-2004);
• U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) / MacDill Air Force Base (MDAFB), Tampa, FL (2004-2006);
• Kandahar Air Field (KAF - U.S. Forces), Kandahar, Afghanistan (2004-2005);
• 89th Regional Readiness Command (RRC) / McConnell Air Force Base (MCAFB), Wichita, KS (2006-2009 & 2011-Present); &
• Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, WIVLF, & Yoga Teacher . Numerous military temporary duty (TDY) sites &, since 2011, throughout Wichita, KS area (YMCA, Anytime Fitness, Regent Retirement Community, et al.) (2014-Present);

II. Numerous Other Fitness Trainer Certifications, to Include:

• U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer (Mar 2001);
• U.S. Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) Certified Moniteur D'escrime / Instructor of Fencing (Foil, Epee, and Saber) (Oct 1995);
• CPR, AED, 1st Aid, & Emergency Oxygen Certified (actively Certified in each since Apr 2009);
• National Aerobics & Fitness Trainers Association Boot Camp Instructor Certified (Apr 2012);
• Siva Power Yoga Teacher Training / Yoga Alliance (RYT 200 Hour Level Certification) (Jun 2011);
• Healthways SilverSneakers (Classic-2015) (Mar 2015);
• YMCA Training Certifications:
o Foundations of Group Exercise (Apr 2009 & Apr 2011);
o Healthy Lifestyle Principles (Apr 2009);
o Cardio & Step Aerobics Instructor (Apr 2009);
o Fundamentals of Lifestyle Wellness Coaching (Jun 2011);
o Yoga Choreography (Jun 2011);
o Foundations of Strength & Conditioning (Aug 2014);
o Pilates Instructor (Nov 2014);

III. Assistant Professor / Assistant Coach - Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU), Salina, KS (1993-1995):
Taught Criminal Justice & Business courses (both Graduate & Undergraduate). Assistant Coach of KWU Men's Basketball Team. Started fencing program, taught fencing & founded & coached “Coyote Fencing Club.” Chaired Judiciary Committee. Advised, mentored, & counseled students & prospective students. Revised & expanded Criminal Justice Program. Instituted, organized, managed, & advised “Legal Studies Club.”

IV. Middle School Head Basketball Coach - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (STA), Wichita, KS (2014-2018).

V. Master of Arts in History of Sport & Culture - De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, England, UK (Jan 2013).

Played junior varsity & varsity basketball in college (Friends University). Served 23 years in U.S. Army, retiring from Active Duty with rank of Colonel (O-6). Certified Master Fitness Trainer with Army. Repeatedly awarded for performance on Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Competitor (& frequent award winner) in numerous fencing tournaments (foil) & mid-distance running events (2 mile - 10 KM). Founder of "Warrior IV Life Fitness" (WIVLF).

Will first discuss fully with you, the client (& your parents, as appropriate), your goals, interests, aspirations, &/or objectives (GIAOs), as well as your level of commitment / desire. Thereafter, sessions (typically of 1 hour each) will be geared toward helping you ascend to the victory stand in achieving such GIAOs! Will tailor & adapt training modalities to help you obtain optimal success - in fitness / sport . . . & in the game of life!!!

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Coach James has been the best coach for our boys, both teaching them valuable basketball and life skills. He is a very dedicated coach and we are so glad we found him!

Wonderful coach !! My kids enjoy every practice and are getting better everyday.

James did a great job working with my son. I could see improvement in the drills during the first session. Was very motivational to work hard during the session.

We absolute love Coach Eicher! Our daughter has shown big improvements in her skills and is playing a stronger game. He brings a very positive attitude and is so encouraging!

James does an amazing job. I could tell a difference in my daughter's shooting and dribbling just after 1 session. I highly recommend booking with James.

Coach James is awesome! My 8 year old loves working with him!

Very motivational and has a positive encouraging spirit. Very grateful to work with him. Knowledgeable on how to get results in reaching my goals. Look forward to my weekly workouts with Coach James.

The knowledge and enthusiasm Coach James shows are right at the top! Until I had a session with him I never knew how to have an effective warmup. I was amazed at how much I learned in just the first session about certain exercises and the various body parts that are worked. with each one. His training is valuable.

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Coach James does an incredible job keeping my teenagers engaged and eager to learn more! His knowledge in martial arts/fitness and relatability is priceless! He is man of integrity and flexibility.

Coach Eich is an inspiration. He teaching this old dog new tricks!

Our experience with Coach Eich has been terrific. My son has greatly benefited from the direct one on one training and has already improved his game from the structured drills, guidance and boost of confidence Coach Eich has helped him find. The workouts are intense and we have been thrilled with our son's progress since working with Coach Eich.

Coach James has been a great coach, but more importantly, an inspiring mentor to our daughter.

My son has been frustrated with his shot so we booked a session with Coach James to give a fresh perspective. Coach listened well to what we were after and the sessions were focused on shooting. My son feels his shot has improved significantly (works every day until he makes 100 shots and he previously would be very frustrated after those sessions but not lately) and continues to book sessions with Coach James.

My son Logan did a lesson with this coach and enjoyed it a lot. He went through a lot of drills and was very positive. Logan looks forward to doing more in the future.

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Great first session with lots of tips for my boys. I like the way coach James changes up the activities during the session. The boys were not bored at all and kept practicing drills they learned when we got home. Highly recommended.

Coach James has done an amazing job teaching my son new drills, improving his game, and most importantly giving my son his confidence back. Coach was really flexible to our schedule and was willing to meet us any where. I highly recommend coach James.

Coach James covered a lot in an hour! My grandsons confidence grew in just one session!

Coach James is great to work with and our son is really enjoying is coaching sessions.

James has done a great job with my son on his basketball techniques. My son enjoys all his sessions with him. He actually looks forward to working out now. I recommend James in every aspect of coaching and physical fitness.

We have been really pleased with Coach James. We have seen a huge improvement in our son's skills. He is literally outside every day without hesitation practicing to prepare for his next session with Coach James. I have been told and have accepted that I am a picky person and I would highly recommend him!

Coach James is a wonderful coach. He was very knowledgeable and easy to work with

Wonderful Coach and a funny guy. Really helps with getting more confident and comfortable in the gym atmosphere and increasing motivation to work and be happier and healthier overall. I look forward to the training sessions each week and am already seeing results!
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