My name is Mitch Wright and I’ve set up shop here with a simple goal: to help as many people break free of the vicious grip the gyms have on their wallets.
I used to think that hitting the gym was the best thing I could do to keep myself fit.
It just seemed the logical step to reaching and maintaining my fitness goals.
Getting started is often the hardest part. But year-after-year I’d fall into the same old trap of get super jazzed about starting the year off “right” by getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle.
I’d buy new gear, dust off my gym card, the one constant reminder that I was paying for something I never used because I saw it everyday dangling from my key chain.
But as time wore on, so did my new-found enthusiasm.
Days would turn into weeks and eventually months would go by before I took a stand against all the excuses. The most common ones were: work, family, friends, stress, traffic and time.
And talking with most people, these seem to be universal excuses.
The Other Reasons Prefer To Workout At Home
Juggling a family is not an easy task, especially when you and your spouse work full-time jobs.
So I felt it increasingly important to get in as much quality family-time with my wife and two girls as possible.
I felt the need to set a positive example for my children. After all they look up to me as their teacher in life.
[Note: I won't post their pictures as of yet...but maybe at some point. I'm no stage parent even though they are the cutest kids in the world!]
So if they see Daddy working out and eating right hopefully it will keep them from being another statistic in childhood obesity epidemic.
My dream is for them to understand the importance of an active lifestyle, so they will never have to worry about diabetes, heart disease or any other condition preventable through healthy living.
How My Advice Can Help You
There’s a lot of information online. But not all of that is going to be quality.
I’ve spent a lot of time researching effective methods to transform your routines as home-based sessions.
I do believe that you can gain muscle and lose fat without needing to get in your car.
You don’t even need a treadmill!
This site is meant for someone looking to get in athletic shape. I definitely believe in adding muscle to your frame, but not at the consequence of your over-all physique. And you can finally check off your long-term muscle building goals without a gym membership.
Why a Mentor is Important For Success
I’m no Spring Chicken anymore.
I’ve just entered my 30s (I can hear the hisses as I write this) and know I can’t eat like I did when I was 21. I can’t workout, or not workout, like I did when I was 25.
I don’t have the metabolism of a cheetah…but neither does the average, everyday person who’s interested in finally reaching their weight loss goals of muscle developing plans.
I like to write outside of the topics you’d find in many fitness magazines. Their goal is to hook you to buy their latest protein powder or workout plan. So, my ideas my cross paths with theirs briefly, but it will always be short-lived.
Comment, Comment, Comment…Why Not? It’s Free
Please feel free to comment on any of my posts, or pose a topical question if you agree of disagree with something written here. You can simply stop by and say “Hi” if you like. I do look at each comment in the cue, so if you don’t see your comment right away, it just means it’s in moderation. There’s no need to resubmit it.
Also, if you have a blog of your own you can add it as your name (eg. “Mitch – Home Fitness Manual”) without it seeming like spam…I’m a fan of quality over useless chatter.
Like I Stated Above…
I want to help as many people as I can.
The internet can sometimes seem like a lonely place. I started this blog to communicate the resources and tips I’ve come across over the years to live gym-free, but essentially this site is for the readers. I’d love to get as much positive, or negative feedback, as I can to make this blog a better service to you. And I’ll do my best to answer each one personally.