You know, I can write all manner of blog posts here on house and home, and how to organize, and cook, and clean, and care for your family – that’s all well and good. But since becoming a mom, I’ve discovered something very important: if I don’t take care of myself first, before everyone else starts to need things from me, well, that’s a recipe for disaster. So I’ve really been trying to make good choices for myself here lately. It’s hard to get in that habit when I’ve been in the habit of putting myself last for so long, but I’m finding creative ways to do it. It’s definitely a process!New Product Review: Aaptiv #fitnessapp Click To Tweet
One of my major frustrations of late has been the fact that I haven’t really been able to GO anywhere to work out. We have a great YMCA (with a daycare included) here in our town, and several other convenience-based gyms, too. But my issue has been, every time I leave my girls in a public childcare situation, they get sick. Then the next time I want to go work out, I can’t take them back, because they’re already sick! It’s been a vicious cycle of this for us, so I had pretty much given up being able to work out…until an angel from Aaptiv contacted me and asked if I had tried out the app yet.
Well, no, was my answer. I hadn’t even heard of it! (Which is not Aaptiv’s fault, I’m sure. I kinda feel like I’ve been living under a rock since the twins came along, ha!)
So, in case YOU are also living under a rock, what IS Aaptiv, you ask? Aaptiv is an app featuring trainer-led, music-driven audio workouts. When you add the app to your smartphone, you get started by entering your fitness goals so you can find the programs and workouts that are best-suited for you. After that you choose a trainer and a workout based on your goals and music preferences, and finally, you put on your headphones and follow the trainer’s instructions! Can it BE this simple?! Yes it can!
Aaptiv’s motto is: stop staring at a screen or squinting at your phone! Audio-based instruction and musical inspiration lets you move freely, focus on your form, and enjoy your surroundings. (Or make sure twin 2-year-olds don’t burn the house down. I mean, hypothetically speaking…) Although I myself use Aaptiv inside my home or in my yard, you can take it with you to the gym or to a local park or other outdoor space, too! The flexibility is phenomenal! Oh! And since your Aaptiv membership includes unlimited access to over 2,500 guided workouts, structured programs, more than 40 new classes every week and access to the Aaptiv community, you’ll seriously never be bored.
I personally love the flexibility the app offers. I can get up early in the morning and get some activity in, or wait until the girls go down for a nap. Better yet, I can do a workout while they’re awake and make it into a game that they’re included in! Plus, when I’m traveling, everything goes right along with me because, of course, my phone goes with me, too. It really is the ultimate fitness app for those who like to multitask…or have no choice BUT TO multitask! HA! (And it’s kinda like having a super motivational workout buddy working out right next to you!)
And I also LOVE that Aaptiv lets me move at my own pace on my own timetable. The folks who created this app believe that everyone deserves personalized fitness instruction, not just the few who can afford their own personal trainer. They’re not about six-packs, thigh gaps, or so-called “beach bodies”—everybody is welcome on their beach. All they do is help people feel the joy of moving their bodies, the satisfaction of completing a workout, the thrill of beating a personal best, and the health benefits of fitness. No matter your path: a morning run, a midday yoga session, an after-work gym class, or a bedtime meditation…you can find a way to follow it at Aaptiv. And using Aaptiv is definitely one of my best tips for working out while traveling, as well!
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