Paul Ten Haken hits the gym four to five mornings a week. He usually lifts weights by himself but does get some inspiration from his smart phone.
"There are thousands of different weight lifting routines and exercises, so Pinterest can help organize new ones you haven't seen or thought of before," Ten Haken said.
Pinterest is becoming a popular place for people to share workout ideas. Users can create online bulletin boards based on various themes. Two popular boards are fitness and healthy recipes.
"Things that I may end up forgetting down the road that I want to make sure I hang onto and remember," Ten Haken said, when talking about using Pinterest.
Avera personal trainer Andrea Sprik even says she sometimes uses Pinterest as her own personal trainer.
"I get sick of thinking of things. I do it all day long for everybody else, so sometimes it's nice to have a different workout on there I can just do and focus on that for myself," Sprik said.
Sprik says pinning carries less weight when you're at the gym because you have plenty of access to equipment. The site is more helpful for at-home workouts.
"Particularly when they're traveling because it's usually stuff that can be done without any equipment," Sprik said.
But Sprik warns not every pin comes from a fitness expert.
Another thing you should watch out for is that you don't spend too much time on the couch pinning. Instead make sure you get out and get your workout done.
"Another problem I could foresee is a lot of the things that are on there are more high-intensity types of exercises that you could potentially hurt yourself if you're not ready for that," Sprik said.
But Ten Haken says pinning still has its place in his workout routine.
"Kind of getting away from the monotony of what I'm used to doing and sometimes going to some of my pin boards or my friend's pin boards for inspiration on new workout routines," Ten Haken said.
And one final tip, you can also choose to follow people or organizations that tend to pin a lot of quality workouts. That way they'll come across your feed more often.