I know I’m super late to the yoga train (like so late that I had to chase the train to hop on board), but I am excited to say- I loved yoga!!!
After my 20 mile run on Sunday, I headed to my first yoga class with my friend Shanna.
Earlier that week, we signed up for the class using fitmob.
fitmob offers various workouts (ranging from cardio to strength training, dance, and yoga) with top trainers in many neighborhoods in the Bay Area! What I like about fitmob was that members (free to join!) can workout in various neighborhoods and you can pay weekly. Oh and members never pay for inactivity (um. you know how you say, I’m not going to cancel that gym membership cause I’m definitely going to go tomorrow… hello bag of chips. and then you pay for a year to NOT go to the gym)
Right now you can get a free 7 day trial, and we decided it was the perfect opportunity for me to try yoga! We selected a Vinyasa Flow class at Yoga Tree.
I had tried some yoga videos online. Honestly, I hated them. I didn’t like how slow everything was, with all the pausing (which seemed like forever), so I tended to get bored.
This class was completely different!! Vinyasa Flow moves at a faster pace (relatively speaking) and each movement flows into the next. If you were like me and thought yoga was boring, try a vinyasa flow class! Oh and I’m definitely going to try to find some vinyasa flow yoga videos online :)
I did tell the instructor (Nanci- who was awesome!) that I had never taken a yoga class before. She insured me that I would be fine, and it’s perfectly okay to hold a pose if you cannot move on to the next one. Throughout the class she stressed good form, which I loved. She said it was much better to have good form in a “beginner modified” pose, than to have bad form in the advanced pose. She made all levels feel welcome, which was actually one of my biggest concerns (feeling out of place)!
It was a great workout! I thought that I was not going to be able to do anything because of my 20 mile run, but it actually helped me recover. I was able to stretch out those muscles and workout new muscles! Shanna (who does yoga frequently) told me that it was the best yoga class she’s ever been to and that the next day she was sore (so was I)! I know it was a good workout if this girl can get sore doing yoga:
Here’s your chance to win a $25 Athleta Gift Card and buy your own yoga gear (or something else)!
This giveaway will close on 10/22/14 at midnight (PST). The winner will be announced 10/23.
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NOTE: Those who enter may be contacted by fitmob via email. The winner’s email and contact information will be sent to fitmob and they will send you your giveaway prize. This post is sponsored by fitmob. All opinions are my own.