*This post was sponsored by Gaiam TV. All opinions are my own.
Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom I have been trying to find creative ways to get my workouts in since I no longer have time to head out to the gym. Luckily the weather is still beautiful here and I am able to get out for walks and runs however in the past week or so Edith has decided she hates her car seat which means walks in the stroller are hard to come by these days so I have been turning to workouts I can do at home with her in her bouncy chair, swing or just on a blanket next to me.
Lately I have been using Gaiam TV, which is like Netflix for health, wellness, yoga and fitness lover, on the Roku. I have found a number of yoga, Pilates and cardio workouts by some of my favorite instructors including Rodney Yee, Seane Corn, Jillian Michaels, Mari Winsor, Kathryn Budig and Shiva Rea. My favorites right now are Rodney Yee’s Conditioning For Athletes which has a mini workout for runners that is perfect for before and after runs and Shiva Rea’s Mama & Baby Yoga which Edie absolutely loves.
One of the best things I love is that I can use Gaiam TV on my computer and smartphone so when I travel I have instant access to my favorite workout videos. Since many of my favorite DVD workouts are on Gaiam TV I now no longer have to remember to bring them with me instead I can just view them on my computer or iPhone.
Another feature I really like about Gaiam TV is that I am able customize workouts for weight loss, total body sculpting or increased energy. I am also able to search for workouts based on level, style, instructor and amount of available time. I recently went through and added a number of postpartum videos to my playlist as well as my favorite yoga, pilates and Jillian Michael’s fitness videos. I also love when searching that I can see how other users have rated the video, it makes choosing which new ones to try much easier, plus I can rate them as well.
As much as I love getting out to the gym or to a yoga class I love having the option of working out at home when I can fit it in. As a new mom that is the theme of my days, fitting things in around the Edie’s schedule. Having the option to fit in a quick 15 minute fitness video or even 30 minutes (wishful thinking) is great; all I have to do is change into some workout clothes (who am I kidding I live in yoga pants) and pick a workout out on from my playlist and I’m good to go!
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