Time to Sweat: obé fitness

When quarantine started and I could no longer go to the gym, I decided to try a new online program for my fitness routines. A friend gave me a code for 1 month free of obé fitness, and I figured ‘it’s free for 30 days, why not give it a try?’ And I am so glad I did!

8CFDCFE3-25F4-45FB-8C74-E04FB0AB60A8

obé fitness is an online platform for fitness classes, covering pilates, yoga, H.I.T., dance cardio and more. Most classes are only 28 minutes, with some that are closer to 50. They also have quick 10 minute classes for stretching, abs, yoga, and dance. I love their live classes on the main home page, it’s so fun to participate in a class in real time and even get a shout out from the instructors as they read through the list of class participants. There is also a saved list of ‘on-demand’ classes in case you can’t make it for the live classes. I have several saved that I love to repeat over and over!

40AE51CE-A564-41D9-AFD8-AF34F6D35AA9

The thing that keeps me coming back are the instructors. I love doing yoga flows with Eve, pilates with Mary and sculpting with Peter. They are very passionate about fitness, and I know you might be rolling your eyes, but it’s true! Since it’s online, they really take the time to explain posture, etc of the moves so you’re doing them correctly to get the best results.

The other thing I appreciate is that not once during the workouts do they say, ‘imagine yourself in a bikini this summer!’ or ‘get those abs to look sexy!’ I personally cannot stand fitness videos and instructors who prescribe to these notions about women’s bodies and believe that the reason people work out is to be ‘hot’ and ‘skinny.’ They also encourage the posting of ‘sweaty selfies’ after class which I think is a fun way to get people sharing not so perfect pictures of themselves online.

C7974CE1-E2A5-4BF4-BFC2-EA403EFD02A8
unedited, sweaty selfie

I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been tracking my progress with this program, mostly because initially I wasn’t expecting to love it so much. While I don’t workout to lose weight, but to have a healthy mind and body, I have noticed a difference in my body, seeing a bit more muscle/toning, versus soft areas. I can tell my ‘strive for 5’ workouts are working!

Are you apart of the obé fam? If not, would you ever consider joining an online fitness program? I really would recommend, especially while we’re all still indoors!

Sincerely,

Sara Ann

 

33 Thoughts Every Non-Athletic Girl Has on the Treadmill

large

  1. Ugh, it’s 9 on a Saturday, why am I here?
  2. Oh, that’s right I want Taylor Swift legs.
  3. WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE?
  4. Great, now I have to wander around looking for an empty machine.
  5. Of course the only treadmill open is next to a gazelle running smoothly at a 7.0 mph speed.
  6. Is she  even sweating?
  7. HOW IS SHE NOT PANTING.
  8. Okay, okay I can increase my speed to run.
  9. Wait, I need a song with a better tempo.
  10. Sorry Biebs, Sorry isn’t a running song….
  11. Adele? No, who made this playlist?
  12. I should contact Spotify and ask to speak to the person who makes these playlists.
  13. Oh, YAS. Nicki, you know how to get me moving.
  14. Okay, I’m running…I’m running!
  15. In through nose, out through mouth. In through nose, out through mouth.
  16. I wonder if Gazelle has to remember how to breathe.
  17. *side glance* REALLY. How is she not sweating?!
  18. Hm, I wonder when I’ll have enough money to care about wearing cute workout clothes from Lulu.
  19. Should I not be wearing my old college tshirt to work out in?
  20. No, I’m covered in sweat, Idgaf about how cute I look. COME AT ME GAZELLE.
  21. But next time I’m at Target, I need like one or two sporty tops. Maybe some active leggings?
  22. I must have been running for at least ten minutes now.
  23. *glances at clock* IT’S ONLY BEEN FOUR MINUTES ARE YOU ACTUALLY KIDDING ME.
  24. What’s the shortest amount of time that I could run without looking lame?
  25. Woohoo, hit a half mile, look at me now!
  26. I’m run-ning, I’m run-ning,dee dee la la la
  27. In through nose, out through mouth. In through nose, out through mouth.
  28. Okay, still running, when does running end?
  29. What do I do if my lungs burst or I pass out?
  30. Oh, if I pass out, my body will fall onto the fast part of the treadmill and somehow, I’ll die.
  31. Hm, this isn’t safe. I need to not pass out, dying would suck. At the very least, I would smack my head off something…
  32. *glances at clock* IT’S ONLY BEEN ONE MINUTE SINCE THE LAST TIME CHECK.
  33.  Okay, I’m done. I’m going to buy donuts.