While not always the most fun, check–in photos provide more data to assist in our coaching process as we work towards your goals. Before we go further, we want to start by emphasizing the importance of cultivating an environment of trust, safety, respect, and confidentiality. Your check–in and progress/transformation photos will not be shared without your express written consent. If you do not feel comfortable sharing, please know that you are in no way compelled to upload photos, and you can always tell your coach this with 100% understanding on their end. If at any point you feel uncomfortable in this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can best support you and ensure your safety and trust are maintained.
How to take a check–in photo:
We recommend taking your photos first thing in the morning after you’ve used the bathroom (but before any food or drink).
To make the most of your check–in photos, we recommend setting up your phone on video mode with the front-facing camera somewhere around your mid-section height. You can use a tripod if you have one, otherwise just prop your phone up on a chair, bench, table, or stool. Hit record on the video, and step back roughly 10 feet (ensure that you can see your entire body). Start by facing forward, and maintain a relaxed pose for a few seconds. Then turn 90-degrees to the side, and hold that relaxed pose for another few seconds. Finally, turn away from the camera completely, and hold a relaxed pose for a few more seconds before ending the recording.
From there, you can screenshot still-frames of your video to be used for your check–in. While these photos (and relaxed posing in general) are not always the most flattering, they can provide us with useful objective data when evaluating your progress.
For future check-ins, recreating this video as closely as possible (from the same camera set up, distance from the camera, and even the same clothes & lighting) will help considerably as your coach tracks your progress.
How to upload your check–in photos:
To upload photos, click the tab on the left labeled “Check–In Photos“, and then click “Add” in the top right. From there, you have the ability to upload a front, side, and back photo. Select your files, and then click submit. Your coach will review these during your check–in, and may provide further comments or instructions from there.