Hi friends! As you know, I’m a total Pinterest addict. I love it so freaking much! It’s the answer to so many things: What should I wear today? What should I fix for dinner? How should I decorate for Christmas? What kind of puppy should I buy?I also love to find amazing workouts on Pinterest!
There are so many good ones out there as my workout Pinterest board can attest! But there are also some duds and downright unsafe workouts that you should avoid. So here are my tips for finding and using great workouts on via Pinterest.
Find Amazing Workouts on Pinterest
1. Use workouts created by certified personal trainers.
Personal trainers (those certified by an association such as NASM, ACE or NESTA) have gone through training to make them good at what they do and put together workouts in a safe manner. Click through the photo and find out if the workout was created by a certified personal trainer. If I click on a workout and it takes me to some stagnant page with no real info—move on. (Yes, I have a few workouts on my page, but I stopped creating them because while I can mimic good workouts in setup and style, I really, really don’t know what I’m doing—it’s not my thing. I’d really, really like to become a certified personal trainer, but I’m not there yet!) Bottom line: Stick with the trainers—there are so many good ones out there! Two of my favorites that create killer workouts are Tina Reale of Best Body Fitness and Gina of the Fitnessista.
2. Pictures Matter!
I like to pick workouts with either pictures in every workout or ones that I can easily follow without pictures (I know what a lunge with a bicep curl is). There’s nothing like being in the gym getting your workout on and come across a “walking down dog lunge” and having no clue what that means!! Erg! Then you either have to skip it, sub something else, do your best or google it on the wifi, which may or may not come up with the right move. Pictures are good.
3. Save the workout to your phone or print it out.
Don’t count on your brain to remember—save the workout as a picture on your phone or print it out and take it with you to the gym. I like to print things out if they’re a longer workout, but for shorter ones just have the picture on my phone works great. Also, there are some workouts that are straight pinned from Youtube—those are also awesome!
4. Comment, tweet or generally give some love to the creators of these great workouts!
I’m blown away by how much expertise trainers put out there for absolutely no cost. So if you do a workout and love it—tweet about it! Share it on your facebook page! (There are share buttons for a reason. ) Tell them you appreciate them!
Do you find workouts on Pinterest? Leave a link in the comments to one of your favorite Pinterest workouts to share with everyone!!