Before we get started, let me just say I’m by no means a fitness guru and I’ll never claim to be. Let’s be real, running doesn’t sound fun to me, I do it so I don’t get love handles. I’m just an average girl looking for ways to keep myself healthy and sane. When I find something that works, I’m going to share it–because I know there are more people out there like me.
With that being said, I just found the best app ever! It’s seriously the best! I’ve given it a week trial run, and I’ve concluded everyone needs this in their lives. This app is perfect for anyone, and I mean anyone. I’m talking about Yoga Studio by Gaiam.
I’m not a die-hard yogi–I’ve dabbled here and there–but yoga was something that I really wanted to make a part of my daily routine. I considered my first option, which was taking a class. Neither my calendar (nor my monthly budget) allowed that. So I considered my second option, Google.
Yoga Studio was one of the first suggestions to pop up; so I did a little research, read the reviews (always), and decided to pay the whopping $3.99. Let me tell you, it’s LIFE CHANGING. There is literally something for everyone. It has 3 different levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, with a choice of classes ranging from balance, combination, flexibility, relaxation, and strength. There’s also sun salutations, earth salutations, meditations, yoga for back pain, yoga for runners, and quick yoga fix. It even lets you customize your classes, which range from 15-60 minutes, so there’s honestly no excuse for me (or you) to not get a class in.
Once you choose which class you’d like and it’s downloaded, just hit play and begin. What I love the most about this app is that the instructor walks you through and demonstrates every move. For someone like me, who didn’t know what Reclined Pigeon was, that’s extremely helpful. The app can also connect with your calendar so that you never forget a class (lifesaving).
So if you’re looking for something to add to your already existing workout routine, or are looking to get back into the game, give this app a try. You won’t be disappointed!