Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

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Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody!

I love this time of year. My birthday is coming up (Monday November 25th), the holiday season is right around the corner, my son's birthday is on December 6th, my wife's birthday is on December 16th, the air is colder, etc. I just love winding down the year with holiday traditions and spending time with family and friends. We may or may not also be one of those crazy families that already has their Christmas decorations up...I am a big kid, so be it!

This time of year tends to be a major motivation-suck for so many people though, especially when it comes to health and fitness. I know for a fact that I have the next few weeks already planned out in my training, but not everyone is the same.

Admit it, you will be eating those extra treats and skipping your workouts more often than not during this time of year. If you are, not all is lost, however, as there are tools to help you get back on track at the start of the year, including my P90X3 Challenge Group. If P90X3 isn't your thing, make sure to plug into my Team Fitness for Life Challenge Group. There, we have a huge group of dedicated folks pushing play, staying active, and motivating each other regardless of their program or current fitness level.

Topics of interest this week:

1. A real quick update on P90X3. Tony posted a short video giving you a little glimpse into "Agility."

2. Beachbody has overhauled the Shakeology website and will launching it this Thursday November 21st. Make sure to check it out! I have seen it already and it's awesome!

3. My next 60-Day Coach training academy starts on Monday December 2nd. The timing of this course will be perfect, because it will allow you to gain the basics of Coaching before not only P90X3 launches, but also prior to the "New Year's Rush" of people looking to make a change. If, however, the month of December is too scattered for you, I will more than likely be starting another Coach course on Monday January 6th. Let me know if you're interested. I am even open to video chat with any interested participants looking for more information into this incredible opportunity!

4. Make sure you check out one of my latest blogs from one of my Coaches (Brenda Merritt). Brenda broke down her own cost analysis as to what she spent on working out at home over the past seven years, and compared it to what she would have spent if she had been paying for a gym membership. The savings are pretty remarkable...

Blogs this week:

Home Workout Cost Analysis
The Baby GetUp

From the blog archive:

Nutrient Timing for Resistance Exercise Part 1
Nutrient Timing for Resistance Exercise Part 2
Nutrient Timing for Resistance Exercise Part 3
Tough Mudder Tactics: Kiss of Mud
Cost of Home Workout Programs

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2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

Home Workout Cost Analysis

Just the other day, I wrote a blog about investing in home workouts, as you can begin to build a great home gym, and although you may have a few startup costs, you save in the long run - not to mention the incredible value added to simply working out at home!

Investing in your health!

Well, a Coach on my team (Brenda Merritt) actually went back and completed her own personal cost analysis for the past 7 years she has been working out at home, compared to what she would have spent paying for a monthly gym membership. The savings speak for themselves!

She saved over $4000 in 7 years!!!!!! (she has been a Coach since October 2012)

What is even more astounding to me, is the fact that she didn't even calculate the cost of wear and tear on her car to drive to the gym, nor the cost of fuel. ALSO, don't even think about hiring a personal trainer to keep you motivated and on a program designed for you, as personal training costs are ridiculous!

I have personally looked into training at a couple local gyms and personal training costs anywhere from $55-75/hour depending on how many sessions you "commit to."

This is simply comparing apples to apples. Cost of a gym membership versus her cost of working out at home.

In my personal opinion, working out in the comfort of my own home, based on my own schedule, using my own equipment, and not having to sit in other people's sweat is MORE than enough investment for me. But when you break down numbers like this and see that I am still coming out ahead, is just money in the bank - literally!

I know Brenda is a user of Shakeology as well, so not only does she get home workout programs designed by professional trainers, brought right to her home, but she can now use her savings to invest in other areas to improve her overall health.