After my crazy knee surgery, abdominal endometriosis surgery, colonoscopy, and then my most recent ankle dislocation, I have felt like fitness has been avoiding me as much as I’ve been avoiding it. Granted, I’ve been advised to avoid strenuous working out after most of my surgeries and especially after my most recent extreme dislocation. With hypermobile joints, I have to be incredibly careful about my fitness – and therefor have to be incredibly careful about what I do to stay active. I can’t be too insane with my workouts or I’ll feel the effects for a long time – or worse – more dislocations. As you’ve probably read, I’ve been doing Pure Barre, but that went downhill after my ankle dislocation and I’m not ready to go back quite yet.
But I think I’m ready. I’m ready to get my body back. I’m ready to at least try again. I’m ready to get my fitness on and try to get back some sense of normalcy.
I recently became a Sweat Pink Ambassador for Fit Approach LLC. This is a place where you can be online, talk about fitness, getting fit, and encouraging others to be fit. This isn’t a place full of 10K runners judging you if you don’t have the right shoes, or anyone from cross-fit telling you that you’re not awesome enough to dead lift (or whatever it is that they do). It’s a supportive community of (mostly) women who just want to be healthy and want to be fit for themselves. They understand that a life of fitness often contains struggle and they talk about that. Most of all – it’s support. I also like being a part (and following) their #SWEATPINK hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to find others like me. Also, I really really like pink shoelaces. Hopefully I’ll have more opportunities with Fit Approach and #SweatPink in the future and let you know about all the cool stuff out there that has to do with fitness and improving your health!
So let’s talk about yoga. Yoga has been my go-to for easing back into the fitness world. Not that yoga is easy – because it’s not – but it’s certainly not a 5K or cross-fit that leaves my joints wrecked. I’ve eased into doing yoga since my latest injury. As you can see by the pictures below – I even did yoga on the beach…in an ankle brace. Sigh.
When I was offered an opportunity to sample MyYogaWorks.com I totally applied because I was curious if I would like an online class for yoga. After doing some sampling of classes – here are some of my thoughts about MyYogaWorks.com.
- You Can Sample Before Purchase – You can try for free for 14 days, or you can try a few free classes without registering.
- Affordable – You can purchase 3 months for $45, 6 months for $90, 12 months for $180. When you compare to other online yoga classes, this one is fairly comparable. However, it’s still considered affordable if you compare to going to an actual studio.
- Portable – You can stream classes on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Easy Peasy.
- Journey Series – Want to get a yoga butt? There’s a journey for that. At an office and need 6 minutes of yoga stretches to recover from that terrible hunchback you developed on Monday? There’s a journey for that (and it’s one of my favorites). The best part of MyYogaWorks is that it gives you a schedule of classes that are appropriate for the journey you’d like to go on – Yoga 101, Wedding Ready, Nap Time Yoga for Moms, Yoga for Athletes, Upper Body Strength, etc. For example, if you want a yoga butt (who doesn’t), you’ll take one class in the morning, one in the evening, and rotate on certain days (it’s like taking a prescription…for a better ass).
- Varying Durations – Lessons range from 5 minutes to 90 minutes. If you want a full class, you can have one. If you want to do yoga during an office “smoke break” you can do it! You can take any length of class you want, and the menu makes it easy to select the length of time for your practice. Before I did my latest Twitter party I did a quick 6 minute butt workout and it got me all amped up for the next hour trapped to my laptop.
- Varying Levels – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Teacher Level are all the different levels you can choose for your practice using the easy menu feature. I’m happy that I’m intermediate – but don’t even look at the teacher level if you’re not an aspiring yogi. I’ll stick to the lower levels…
I’d love for you to try out MyYogaWorks.com – and I’ve even got a special code for you. You can use the code Blogger14 to receive your first month of MyYogaWorks for ONLY $5.
**Please note that I was chosen as a blogger to review MyYogaWorks and was compensated for a post about the product with 6 free months of MyYogaWorks. However, this does not influence my time spent with the product.**