What actually is an ‘Exercise Library’?
So, exercising and learning everything you need to know on your own without the help of an expert to guide you is a time consuming process. Weeks to months of googling, browsing blog posts and youtube videos to try to find information. Unfortunately, a vast majority of exercise information available online for free can be very contradictory and confusing, often provided to you by people who claim to be ‘experts’ in this or that, but are really much more knowledgeable about marketing and branding than they are about the human body. This process can generate a lot of confusion and frustration, always feeling like you’re doing something wrong. Many of these people count on that feeling to get you coming back to seek advice from them, out of fear.
In the world of free fitness information that depends upon content algorithms to be seen and upon advertisement revenue to be profitable (I’m lookin’ at you, YouTube!), accurate and useful information is necessarily muddied by sensationalism and editorialised clickbait to get more views, ultimately creating misleading and unhelpful myths, misconceptions and misinformation that stop you from getting where you want to go.
Gems of free info absolutely exist from some great teachers and creators out there, but they are few and far between, and much harder to find. This can make the process of learning about exercise on your own frustrating, as you go through the process of learning, correcting and re-correcting over and over, and over.
On the other hand, if you wanted to have an expert coach or personal trainer guide you through the reeds, that would circumvent the problem entirely! But this can be quite costly, and it might not be a financially prudent decision for you.
So maybe you don’t want to trudge through miles of “free” misinformation and clickbait, but you also can’t afford or don’t want the 1-on-1 time with a Coach or Personal Trainer. That’s where an Exercise Library comes in! The purpose of an exercise library is to provide a consistent singular source of information on the topic of exercise, and at a reasonable cost.
Being able to find information on any concept, exercise or stretch on a single website with visual examples, form cues, and potential applications massively simplifies the self-learning process. It also provides an easy hub for continued reference that you can come back to and refine your knowledge and technique over time.
Most importantly, it provides the consistency and expertise of a professional without the high cost of their personal time. For individuals without the ability to afford personal coaching, online or otherwise, a dedicated and comprehensive exercise library is the next best method of getting quality guidance in your exercise journey.
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What is in your Exercise Library?
Within the free content on my site, I have in-depth guides on many basic bodyweight fitness exercises, and also the Primer and BWSF workout routines for direct guidance on how to put all those exercises together into a structured, cohesive workout that you can do in the mid-to-long term.
For a lot of folks, the Primer and/or BWSF routine, alongside those exercise guides, is everything they need to get started with fitness. However, if you:
- Do not like a particular exercise in either of these routines, and want a substitute
- Are unable to do a particular exercise in either of these routines (e.g., many folks struggle to find a good place to do bodyweight rows or pull-ups), and need a substitute
- Want to incorporate other pieces of equipment into your training, like dumbbells or bands
- Need to work on developing your flexibility or Mobility
- Just enjoy learning about exercise and want to know more about it than what you’ve already gotten from my free content
Then the exercise library membership is probably straight up your alley!
So far there are a total of 325 exercises in the library, and this should hopefully keep growing over time, for so long as I shall live! These are split across various types of equipment, various types of exercises for different purposes, and many different modifications or variations of exercises to ensure that no matter what you are trying to achieve, there will hopefully be an appropriate exercise that works for you.
This library a constantly growing project of mine that originated in 2020 out of a desire for my online coaching clients to have an easy reference for exercises I’ve taught them that were guaranteed to have the descriptions and demonstrations of good form that I wanted. Eventually I realised that a lot more people could get good use out of the resource, even if they were not personal coaching clients of mine. So that’s why I eventually opened it to non-clients for a small subscription fee!
Easily Find The Right Exercise, and Discover New Ones!
If you’ve ever used Amazon, any kind of online retailer or similar website, you’re probably familiar with using filters to narrow down what you’re looking for out of big, big lists of products. The exact same system is in place with the library, but for exercise advice instead!
This makes it easier for you to not only find what you were looking for, but also discover new similar exercises. By scoping out everything within the library that applies to a specific body location, serves a specific purpose, uses particular type(s) of equipment, and/or targets a specific muscle or joint movement, you will quickly be presented with every exercise I’ve ever written about (so far!) that fits your specific request.
Here’s a screenshot of the library interface including some of the filters you can use. (Alternatively, anyone can go have a look at it and have a play around with the filter system, but you won’t be able to actually access any of the entries until you’ve signed up: Nick-E’s Exercise Library)
Importantly, these filters can all be stacked up together, to create very specific reasults.
Let’s say you are looking for a Passive Stretch for your adductors that doesn’t require any equipment. You just pop all the filters in, and it presents you with a handful of great options.
Each one of these entries then provides detailed explanations on how to perform this stretch with good form. Where there are lots of options to choose from for the same purpose, there are also in-depth explanations for why you might want to pick one exercise over another based on your own body, your goals and your personal preferences.
This way, if you start with an idea of what you need, you can get some purpose-built guidance on what will best get you there.
The Membership Fee, and how it evolves (or doesn’t)
At the moment the price of this membership to access both libraries is £5 per month (GBP). As the library continues to grow, this fee is likely to increase over time. HOWEVER, for any individual who has signed up, the price of the membership will never increase for you, unless you cancel your membership and then sign back up again. Whatever you pay when you sign up, is what you will keep paying, even when the price increases.
This means if you sign up when it’s £5 per month, even if the price gets raised to £10 or £15 per month long into the future, you will still only pay £5 per month.
This is out of a recognition that the library is a constantly developing product. I want to show my appreciation for those who have supported me in the earlier stages of development when it was not as comprehensive a product as it may be later down the line. So if you are considering signing up but are unsure about it, just know that the longer you wait, eventually the price will increase as the library fills up more and more!
With all that being said, hopefully I’ve provided you enough information to be able to say whether or not you want to be a member! For convenience, here’s the another register form so you don’t have to scroll up.
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