Happy Wednesday! I’ve been sticking to my new higher volume workout plan the last few weeks pretty well. I’ve done all the runs, bike rides, swims and strength training sessions on my plan. Where I have been slacking lately is in my yoga practice. I’ve written before about how much I benefit from attending yoga classes and how amazing I feel afterwards however, I am having a hard time fitting everything in. Sadly, the first thing to go for me is the yoga class. There are only so many hours in a day right? When I was offered a chance to try out the Beachbody on Demand program, I jumped right on it. Here’s how I’ve been finding a way to make time for yoga at home.
Yoga at home
I had heard of Beachbody before and I’ve even done a few of their workouts many years ago. I was surprised to learn they had their entire library of workouts available on demand for home use. Could this be exactly what I needed to get yoga back into my week? Let’s face it, I don’t always have time for an hour of yoga but I do have time for a few shorter sessions.
Under the yoga section there are options for practice varying from 10 minutes to an hour. I found a “post cardio stretch” class that is 12 minutes. Perfect! We all have 12 minutes right? I’ve been using this routine is an easy way for me to cool down after a run or a bike ride right at home. I am familiar with all of the moves and the routines are easy to follow.
Depending on how much time I have, I like to layer a few different classes together to get just the right mix. The “post cardio stretch” class is a wonderful compliment to the “yoga abs” or “core strength” classes. I love that I literally have access to thousands of classes on demand to choose from. Classes can be streamed at any time of the day that works for you.
There a few advanced pose classes that I’d like to eventually tackle. I get nervous about trying some of them in a studio class because I think I will just fall right onto my head. Perhaps I can manage to be a little more brave in the comfort of my own home. If you’d like to check out Beachbody on demand for yourself, you can take advantage of the 30 day free trial. That gives you access to P90-X, Insanity, 21 day fix and hundreds more. The yoga classes I’ve been doing are part of the 3 week yoga retreat.
Do you do any on demand class when you don’t have time to hit the gym? Have any Beachbody favorite classes to share with me?
I was given free access to the Beachbody on demand library for the purpose of a fair review. All opinions are my own.
AnnMarie, Nicole, Jen