November 5, 2018
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I'm Mickie. I run One Strong Southern Girl from Small Town, TN. I love what I do. I want you to remember me because I helped changed your life.
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.
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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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.
These are 2 podcasts I’ve listened to recently and would recommend:
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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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.
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.
No, the trainers will provide you with any equipment that’s needed.
Yes, if the gym allows outside trainers.
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@example.com 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.
Update-As of February 2020 Armourbox is shutting its doors. I recommend you check out this workout clothes subscription box instead.
ArmourBox is the workout clothes subscription box program by Under Armour.
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.
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)
So, pay it forward…literally. Buy someone else’s meal the next time you’re in a drive through line.
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