Three or Five In-Home Personal-Training Sessions for Up to Two from Well Past Forty (Up to 64% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Certified personal trainer brings music and equipment such as mats and dumbbells to homes, and helps clients set and achieve fitness goals

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Must be between ages 21-99. Client must sign PAR-Q prior to exercise, or provide documentation from a doctor specifying that he/she is able to exercise. Valid only within 15 miles of 92127. Scheduling appointments on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 6AM-6PM is highly recommended. Each session lasts 60 minutes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $90 for three 60-minute in-home personal-training sessions for up to two ($210 value)
  • $125 for five 60-minute-home personal-training sessions for up to two ($350 value)

Each session includes an email or telephone exchange and a 30-day plan to achieve fitness goals.

Muscle Confusion: An Undulating Path to Strength Gains

Learn the secret to overcoming fitness plateaus with Groupon's guide to muscle confusion.

Study muscle growth in any depth and you might easily reach this conclusion: muscles are kind of lazy. When you work out, your muscles go through an adaption period, growing so that they can handle the extra stress being put on them. But when they’re exposed to the same amount of stress or intensity all the time, they get used to it and promptly stop making gains. To overcome this plateau and destroy muscles’ attitude of smug complacency, trainers might prescribe a program of muscle confusion. That means strategically mixing up the order of workouts, the amount of resistance, length of rest periods, intensity, or other factors so no muscle group gets too familiar with the move.

Charles Poliquin, an athletic trainer who has designed workouts for 17 Olympic sports and for professional sports teams, is most often credited with introducing the concept physiologically known as undulating or nonlinear periodization in 1988. “Nonlinear” refers to the constant fluctuation in workout intensity (as opposed to progressing methodically through higher weight loads, for instance), and “periodization” refers to a specific plan for cycling through workout changes in order to give all the muscles enough attention.

Some studies have found muscle confusion, as it’s now commonly called, to be more effective in promoting long-term fitness and in boosting performance levels, and popular workout systems such as P90X and Insanity plan their intense regimens according to these principles. But if you prefer the comfort of a predictable routine, other experts are on hand to back you up, noting that if you’re focusing on a specific muscle group it may take weeks to get all you can out of a given move.


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  • “I highly recommend Well Past Forty to women and men who want to make the next half of life the best half of life! I just couldn't seem to get to my goals doing what...”

    “I highly recommend Well Past Forty to women and men who want to make the next half of life the best half of life! I just couldn't seem to get to my goals doing what always worked in the past. Personal Trainer, David, took an approach I would have never come up with on my own. ”

  • “Great customer service. Despite logistical challenges, Dave made it right, and provided exactly the right, tailored workout plan for my goals.”


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