I live in a small town. We have one gas station, two restaurants, no stoplights, and many farmers. In this small town is a very small women's only gym. Last year I was debating getting a membership there, especially during the winter months when running outside didn't sound appealing. The gym membership was expensive though and I did not want to commit to paying $30 a month. It wasn't worth it to drive 25 miles to a cheaper gym. One of my coworkers told me about working out at home with Beachbody (thanks Kasey!). For those of you who have not heard about it, Beachbody is an online library of many popular workout programs. Some of their most popular ones are Insanity, T:20, P90X, 21 Day Fix, 80 Day Obsession, and their newest hit Barre Blend.
I found some great workouts on Amazon Prime that I had really enjoyed doing. I loved working out at home and finding a good workout for my level of fitness. Then, my husband and I found out that we were pregnant. I knew that I wanted to be safe while working out so I needed a pregnancy safe workout program. I also knew that after we had the baby, I was going to want to lose that baby weight. Knowing myself, I knew that having a great workout program would help motivate me. After doing some research and number crunching, I decided to pay the $100 for the year. It has completely paid off and I am happy to say that we will be renewing our annual membership in the years to come.
I found multiple workouts in Beachbody's Prenatal series. I will admit that after doing the trimester workouts 40+ times they do start to get a little boring, but they helped prepare me for labor so I am not complaining! I loved the coaching that the trainers gave during their prenatal workouts. It truly helped prepare my body and mind for labor.
Now that I have had our son, I am taking advantage of so many of their other programs. I have done the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and now Transform 20. Morning Meltdown and Barre Blend are next on my list to complete.
If you are on the fence about getting a membership, I highly recommend it!
With that being said, if you are going to get the program and only work out 5 times throughout the year, DON"T YOU DARE BUY THIS!!! Membership programs make so much money from people with "good intentions" but that don't follow through. I want you to be wise with your money. I want you to get this program and use it! If you aren't fully committed to working out, take it slow and do activities that are free or pay as you go. Once you get hooked, then consider a membership program.