THE XPO TRAINER FROM A COACH'S PERSPECTIVE - JOSHUA COLLINS
Joshua Collins has been a personal trainer in Chicago for the past eight years. He has a degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Functional Strength Coach and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. He's Head Trainer at React Physical Therapy.
Since COVID-19, he's had clients reaching out asking for FaceTime sessions. He said he also wanted to stay in shape, so he acquired more equipment and posted a few videos. It snowballed from there to people wanting to come over to train, so he's now training out of his garage.
Why did you purchase XPO Trainer(s) for your gym?
The one thing I wanted was a sled that I could use at 4 am that was quiet and wouldn't tear up my alley or wake the neighbors.
What benefits do you see when you or clients add sled training to a workout routine?
Adding the sled is a bonus to my training but also a proper tool to learn marching, that leads to skipping, which leads to sprinting mechanics.
What makes the XPO Trainer different from other sleds you've used?
I've had a few pro athletes try this sled out, and they said it was the best sled they've ever used. Such a simple concept and easy-to-use makes for a game-changer.
The fact that I don't have to load it with a lot of weight is a mega bonus. It's literally the best piece of equipment out there for convenience purposes. I can also travel with it, and it fits in my Honda Civic trunk like a glove.
Your Favorite XPO story
In my neighborhood in Chicago, I usually leave my garage open and workout in the alley. That means I have people driving by, and I get a lot of people who reverse to see what's going on. But there are a few kids who live around me, and one kid asked if he could try the sled. I told this 13-year-old basketball player it wasn't easy, and he said, "I need to get strong." I laughed, and he proceeded to push the XPO 50 meters down and back. He then collapsed and said he was never coming back until I got rid of the sled.
I love the XPO trainer, and I'm glad I could invest in myself with the fun toy I got to purchase. It's really gotten a lot of use, and I couldn't be happier to be part of the XPO Trainer family.
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