Your Quick Guide for Two Great Women’s Fitness Resources—Find Your Trainer and Armourbox
Hi there, today on Crunches and Cosmos you’re going to hear all about an online service called Find Your Trainer that’ll help you do just that—find a personal trainer. I’m going to explain how it works and tell you what I think. And I’ll also be going more into detail about the workout gear subscription program called Armourbox by Under Armour.
In episode three I gave an overview of 5 different workout clothes subscription programs and over the next few episodes I’m going to break each of them down in a little more detail.
By the end of today’s episode you’ll know if either of these services will help you in your exercise program.
*Warning>>There is one instance where a curse word is used in this episode. Please keep this in mind if there are children in the room when you’re listening.
And I’ll also share the name of 2 podcasts I found recently that you might want to tune it to and make sure you stick around for my positive tip of the day (find out what it has to do with McDonald’s coffee)…
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You’re listening to the Crunches & Cosmos Podcast where I simplify women’s fitness by helping you figure out which fitness programs and products are right for you. I break down all the different pieces of your fitness routine (from your mindset to your equipment and programs) with information and genuine reviews so that you can decide what exercisey stuff is perfect for you.
And why?? Because I truly believe that exercise will make every woman’s life better.
I’m Mickie and today’s episode is brought to you by One Strong Southern Girl.com.
So, who am I and why should you care what I have to say about women’s fitness anyway?
That’s a great question!
I’m a medical professional, former personal trainer and lifelong fitness enthusiast. I worked out at a gym for almost 10 years and transitioned into home exercise exclusively over the last 15 years or so (after I had my first child). I’ve run 2 Tough Mudders and a bunch of ½ marathons and have tried a ton of different fitness products, services and styles of exercise.
And I guess because I’ve found a way to make exercise such a permanent part of my life I’ve always had other women ask me for fitness advice and I LOVE that I can help.
So, I’m always looking for new ways to make exercise more interesting and fun for myself and all the women around me.
A few years ago I started a women’s fitness blog (One Strong Southern Girl) and was so excited and humbled by the feedback that I expanded my business in a few different ways and this podcast is one of them. Because not everyone has time to read an article about a service on line but I can reach them with this podcast.
And remember if you’re here listening to me then you’re a part of the team and I’d love to hear from you. If you stumble on a cool exercise service or product please contact me and tell me what you love about it. (You can email me at [email protected])
Please help me help other women make exercise a permanent part of their life.
So, before we talk about exercise stuff I wanted to share two cool podcasts with you.
On long runs I love to play an audiobook or podcast. I’m definitely a podcast junkie, though because I have a podcast playing at all times when I’m doing any kind of thing around the house and of course in the car.
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
This is a fictional story that’ll hook you right from the start.
On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him – and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard – and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets.
This isn’t a new podcast but I loved it. The information about Richard Simmons is pretty fascinating. It’s worth listening to.
So let’s talk about some exercise stuff…
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Find Your Trainer
What is Find Your Trainer?
An online service that matches your fitness goals and location with a personal trainer who’ll come to you (work, park, home, hotel, etc.) to help you exercise.
How much is Find Your Trainer and how do I pay?
The trainers start at $37/session and vary depending on the number of sessions you buy. Each trainer’s prices are listed in their profile.
You schedule and pay your trainer online. There’s no membership or service fee to use Find Your Trainer.
How long are the sessions?
Will I need to provide any equipment?
No, the trainers will provide you with any equipment that’s needed.
Can the trainers work with me at my gym?
Yes, if the gym allows outside trainers.
Can I train with a partner or friends?
Yes! The rate for partner training (two people) is 1.5x the trainer’s normal rate. For groups of three to six people, the rate is 2x the normal rate. If you’re interested in either, just send an email to [email protected] and we’ll help get you set up!
So, I haven’t actually signed up for this service myself but it looks like a great idea if you feel like you need a personal trainer.
✔And I’d recommend you check out the Crunches and Cosmos podcast episode 4 (Do you Need a Personal Trainer? A Simple Guide to Help You Figure it Out) before you sign up.
Now I’m going to move on to one of my favorite topics…workout clothes subscription services.
I belong to 5 different programs—Armourbox is the newest one and when I recorded episode 3 (Workout Clothes Subscription Programs–Here’s Why You Might Want to Sign Up) I’d only been in the program for a couple of months. Now, I’ve been in the program long enough to feel like I can talk about it more in depth.
What is Armourbox?
ArmourBox is the workout clothes subscription box program by Under Armour.
How does it work?
You fill out a style survey and then Under Armour sends you 4-6 items of gear based on your unique exercise preferences. You have 7 days to try everything on (from the comfort of your own house) and send back what you don’t want to keep.
Under Armour recycles their shipping box so anything you don’t keep goes back in the original box and you slap on the return label and sticker to seal the box and drop it off at the post office.
You’ll get your shipment every 30, 60 or 90 days. You decide that when you sign up and you can change it whenever you want to.
How much is ArmourBox?
ArmourBox is completely FREE!
There are no style fees or shipping charges in Under Armour’s subscription box program!
This makes it unique from every other fitness subscription box program out there that I’m aware of today.
The only thing you’ll pay for are the items you keep.
And if you decide to keep all of the items in your shipment then you’ll get 20% off the total price.
The best things about Armourbox (and how it stands out from the pack of other fitness subscription boxes)
7 days to try everything on (most programs give you 5 days)
No service, styling or membership fees (I don’t know any other program that does that, most of them charge you a styling fee of at least $25/month whether you keep anything or not)
Shoes and more…! (not many programs will send you shoes and other gear besides workout apparel)
My positive tip of the day…
So, pay it forward…literally. Buys someone else’s meal the next time you’re in a drive through line.
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