My FitU was founded in 2003 by Daniel Meng, a top personal trainer and fitness coach to many famous people including Kenny Chesney, Jay DeMarcus (a Rascal Flatts member), Jake Owen, and Kirk Herbstreit (an ESPN College Gameday analyst). He designed My FitU to serve those stars he worked for and who had to be on the road a majority of their career, but he also created it for the average American.
“The best part is that My FitU is customized for each individual, no matter what your fitness level; and the program will continue to evolve in the future to keep you in the best shape of your life.” –Daniel Meng
My FitU is an affordable online personal trainer that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. A variety of workouts are presented on an individual basis, aimed at what your personal goals are (lose weight, gain weight, etc.).
I was given a free year of My FitU to test run.
Here’s how the Profile appears. Notice my motivation, “Be able to look good in a bikini.” Not that I’d ever go out in public in a bikini, but it would be awesome to be healthy enough to look decent in one! Besides your motivation, the profile also gives an overview of your schedule for the week and your stats (such as how many workouts you’ve completed, your goal, and your level).
Under the workout tab is where all the nitty gritty takes place. You’re shown a list of suggested equipment for the workout then you’re given a list of the individual exercises. When you’re ready to go, you can click on the individual exercises or simply click the “Start Workout” button. If you don’t have some of the recommended equipment (I had next to nothing that was suggested), don’t worry. You can change the specific exercise to another one that works the same muscles.
Here’s how one of the exercises looks. It has illustrations, written directions, and a video with audio cues–all aimed to reach each person’s unique learning style. I personally learned best from the videos, but once I had the hang of it, the pictures were all I needed. Oh, and see the “Swap Exercise” button? That’s so you can switch to a different exercise that uses the same muscles should you not have a particular piece of equipment or just want to do something else.
The Safety tab contains a bunch of videos that emphasize working out safely and correctly so that you get the most out of your workout. These should definitely be watched prior to starting any of the workouts.
The Settings tab allows you to change or update your login information, fitness and goal settings, nutrition plan, and payment details. And the Logout tab, of course, logs you out.
I really enjoy this website thus far. The workouts are very doable for my level of fitness and easy to follow along. I love that you can change the workout if you don’t have a particular piece of equipment. This is especially helpful when it comes to abdominal exercises because I have diastasis recti, so traditional exercises that work the abs are a big no-no.
I also really enjoy the meal plans as they help me to stay on track at all times. The recipes have simple ingredients and use basic cooking skills, making them both easy and tasty.
Lastly, I really appreciate how affordable this program is. They have pricing plans from $20 per month (still cheaper than a basic gym membership) to $182 per year ($15.16 per month). Plus, they have a free two-week trial so you can try before you buy!
You can buy a My FitU membership online at MyFitU.com. You can take advantage of their free 2-week trial or jump into a plan.
One Year Membership to My FitU
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