In Home Personal Training Downtown Denver
1 session $70
10 sessions $650
20 sessions $1200
50 sessions $2500
sessions are 1 hour
Why workout at home?
Serious weight trainers should do the bulk of their weight training work at home, not at a gym where they are usually not welcome. Powerlifting champion Frédéric Delavier, author of the forthcoming The Strength Training Anatomy Workout (Human Kinetics, 2011), says the 21st century has seen a decline in the number of good gyms for serious weight training, because many locations now invest in cardio and group classes instead.
Delavier, whose first book, Strength Training Anatomy, has sold more than a million copies worldwide, also believes that going to the gym can be tedious and impractical. “You have to get dressed, drive to the gym, and change into your workout clothes,” he says. “Then, after working out, you have to do it all again in the opposite order. All of this can take more time than the actual workout.” The appeal of gyms is further hampered by rising membership costs and the limited amount of time you can exercise as the result of crowds during busy hours. Because of these factors, Delavier and co-author Michael Gundill think there are six major reasons why working out at home is the right choice for anyone looking to build mass:
*Home offers a place that fits your program.
Sometimes gym patrons think it’s strange to see people who are seriously working out. Says Delavier, “Gyms certainly have a more social quality than your home can offer, but being social does not make your workout effective. Often, the opposite is true.”
*Home offers a place to get the results you desire.
Strength training must be practiced seriously and not taken lightly. Unfortunately, most gyms do not want people who think that way as members. “Gyms emphasize the fun aspects of exercising and do not focus on effectiveness,” Delavier explains. “This is why gyms often choose equipment that looks nice over equipment that works well.”
*Home offers a chance to use effective equipment.
In many gyms, the equipment choices were made based on cost rather than effectiveness. At home, people have the option of using high-quality equipment that works well with human anatomy and is not dangerous for muscles and joints.
*Home offers an environment where you can better concentrate.
At home, no one will disturb you while you are exercising. You’ll be able to remain focused and have a faster, more productive workout.
*Home offers the best way to achieve the workout you planned.
In a gym, your time spent resting is largely determined by other gym members, as is your choice of exercises and equipment. “Circuit training, which is indispensable for an athlete’s bodybuilding, is next to impossible in a gym,” says Delavier. “Working out at home grants you this freedom.”
*Home offers the chance to exercise without ego.
In front of other people, weightlifters often perform their repetitions haphazardly with the goal of lifting as much as possible. This leads to slower progress and a greater risk of injury. At home, with no one to impress, you can focus on effective work and not worry about what others think.
The authors of The Strength Training Anatomy Workout have more than 50 years of experience in fitness training between them, and they practice what they preach about working out at home. Gundill has chosen to work out entirely at home, while Delavier does about three quarters of his workouts at home.
FREE PERSONAL TRAINING TIPS
EXERCISE 1FORWARD LUNGE
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Push back to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That’s one rep.
EXERCISE 2SQUAT JUMP
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes forward; lightly touch your fingers behind your ears and extend your elbows to the sides. Bend your knees, then explosively jump as high as you can. Land softly on the balls of your feet and immediately lower into your next squat.
Get into a pushup position with your feet hip-width apart and your hands slightly outside your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. Pause, then push back to the starting position as quickly as possible. That’s one rep.
EXERCISE 4BEND AND THRUST
With your arms at your sides, stand with your feet hip-width apart. In one motion, bend your knees and place your hands on the floor on either side of your legs, then jump both feet back so you’re in a pushup position with your back straight. Quickly reverse the motion to return to start. That’s one rep.
EXERCISE 5PLIE SQUAT
Stand with your legs two to three feet apart, toes turned out; place your hands on your hips. Push your hips back and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. That’s one rep.
EXERCISE 6JUMPING JACKS
Stand with your feet a few inches apart and your arms at your sides, then simultaneously raise your arms out to the sides and over your head, and jump your feet out so they are slightly more than shoulder-width apart. Without pausing, quickly reverse the movement. Repeat.
EXERCISE 7T STABILIZATION
Start in a pushup position with your body in a straight line from your head to your heels. Keeping your arms straight and core engaged, shift your weight onto your left arm, rotate your torso to the right, and raise your right arm toward the ceiling so that your body forms a T; your right foot should now be on top of your left. Pause for three seconds, then return to the starting position and repeat on the other side. That’s one rep.
EXERCISE 8SEATED ROTATION
Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you, knees bent, and heels lifted a few inches into the air; lean back at a 45-degree angle and extend your arms straight in front of your chest, palms together. Slowly rotate your torso to the right, pause, then rotate to the left. Continue alternating.
1. You Never Have to Face the Cold
All warm and cozy in your house? Good thing your gym is 10 feet in front of you.
2. Gym Schedules Don’t Dictate Your Routine
Gym closed because of a snowstorm? Shaun T is still waiting for you in your living room, shouting, “Let’s GOOOO!” You won’t have to miss a chance to “dig deeper”.
3. You Don’t Have to Care How You Look
Rocking polka dot leggings with a striped sports bra? Haven’t brushed your hair? Does it matter? Nope. (Unless you’re going to take an Instagram selfie later…then you might wanna do a booger check.)
4. The Germs Are Your Own
With flu season in full swing, it’s an absolute blessing that you don’t have to worry whether the super-sweaty guy in the bro tank wiped down the treadmill. Instead, you get to swim in your own sweat and worry about cleaning it up after The Chew.
5. Results and Recovery Are as Far Away as the Kitchen
There’s nothing worse than when you’ve just finished an intense workout and have to wait an hour or more to down your favorite post-workout fuel. Lucky for you, your Recovery Formula is a just a hop, step, and skip away.
6. Make Any Weird Grunts or Faces You Want
Worried about those noises you make when you’re pushing yourself to the limit? Don’t sweat it! Go ahead, let out a triumphant yell every time you finish a superset.
7. You Can Literally Roll Out of Bed and Push Play
There’s no better feeling than rolling out of bed and starting your workout five minutes after your E&E has kicked in.
8. Your Personal Trainer and Cast Members Become Your New Best Friends and Workout Buddies
Whenever Tony tells you to “Bring It,” Shaun T tells you to “Dig Deeper,” or Sagi tells you to “Beast UP!” you most certainly do. The trainers always say the right things to get you to push harder.
9. When You’re Done, You can Sprawl Out On the Floor and Catch Your Breath.
Whether it’s 25 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour-long workout, when it’s over, you get to sprawl out in all your glory, no need to worry about whether or not the floor is gross or who might step on you.