Posts Tagged fitness videos
My Yoga Online Launches Get Lean Get Healthy Challenge
Posted by One Gay at a Time in Endorsements on January 30, 2013
Below is a press release from My Yoga Online:
With stress levels higher than ever and time being increasingly stretched, My Yoga Online has the solution by combining the several thousand year old practice of yoga with a modern approach to overall health, diet and exercise. The Get Lean Get Healthy Challenge, is one of the many Whole Health Programs My Yoga Online has designed to meet critical needs that exist today. Guiding you with expert information, videos and tips to positively impact and enhance your life.
My Yoga Online builds and provides your own tool kit for a lifetime of wellness and your best body ever. Recognizing the need for a flexible approach, My Yoga Online designs programs based on personal needs and preferences. Members rave about the ease of access to world-class instruction for mind-body practices, viewable anytime, anywhere. MyYogaOnline.com combines physical fitness, advanced healing modalities, and the ancient science of yoga with the best of modern convenience.
Each, My Yoga Online, Whole Health Program is composed of eight stages delivered by email every 3 days, on the user’s chosen schedule, featuring 4 components, a series of top tips providing you with whole health tools, a tailored selection of useful videos based on user’s interest, energy and ability level, and articles on selected Whole Health subjects, written by experts in the My Yoga Online community. A generous incentive prize package will be distributed to one lucky participant at the end of the Challenge.
• Stage 1 – Begins with observing eating patterns by keeping a food journal for 7 days.
• Stage 2 – Brings focus to mindful eating
• Stage 3 – Examines the stress connection
• Stage 4 – Provides the lowdown on carbohydrates
• Stage 5 – Gives food for thought reviewing essentials for maintaining a healthy weight
• Stage 6 – Advises on healthy snacking
• Stage 7 – Shows you how to know your body, love your body
• Stage 8 – Provides useful information on the swapping solution, what to swap out, and in for better health and a happier body
We created these Whole Health Programs as a user-friendly, modern inter-face for people to make positive changes in the areas where they are needed most, says Co-Founder, Michelle Trantina. We believe that knowing why and how we eat, eating the best quality foods, reducing stress levels, and practicing yoga and meditation are key to making lasting change and avoiding the pitfalls of fad diets and the frustration that so often ensues. I can’t even count how many people I have witnessed that start practicing yoga regularly, and suddenly their entire approach to body-self awareness, wellness, and food, changes for the better. It isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about being healthy – in both body, and mind.
MyYogaOnline.com is an online global resource, committed to promoting mind-body health, wellness and holistic living. Providing access to hundreds of online yoga, Pilates, and meditation videos and expert information on healthy living, workplace wellness, green living, expert health advice, a Q&A forum with professionals, and more. For more information visit www.MyYogaOnline.com or call Irene Zafiris at 1-888-488-3877Follow @onegayatatime
2 Year Old Yoga Instructor
Posted by One Gay at a Time in Endorsements on November 13, 2012
Here’s a cute video update I’d love to share with you from My Yoga Online:
Two-year-old Lincoln James began practicing yoga at 6 months Pre-Birth. His first poses in the womb were Warrior 1 and Shoulder Stand. Needless to say, it was not very comfortable for his mother, the co-founder of My Yoga Online. A year after his birth, Lincoln completed his 200-hour teacher training and is now sharing the Buddha’s teachings with his students. But please, no shoes or cellphones in his class.
Check out his video on YouTube:
Yoga from the Privacy and Comfort of Your Living Room
Posted by One Gay at a Time in Endorsements on November 12, 2012
When Hoboken offered free yoga classes on the pier, I couldn’t turn down the chance to introduce myself to the practice. If you’ve read my blog, you are aware that I have come to enjoy yoga over the past few years. But, the free classes only last so long. Fall arrives, and classes move back inside. I have a very busy schedule, and I find it very difficult to make it to yoga classes. On top of this, traveling for work always throws off my workout schedule. And then there’s the cost of all those classes. I already pay for a gym and sometimes pay to swim. All these costs add up.
I needed to find an inexpensive and time-efficient way to continue practicing yoga on my own time. My Yoga Online offered just that. They bring the benefits of yoga, Pilates, meditation, dance, nutrition and holistic living to my fingertips.
When I went to My Yoga Online I was thrilled to find their endless library of yoga, and a variety beyond compare. With over hundreds of high-definition videos, you’ll get lost for hours in premium yoga content.
On top of that, I’m certainly no yoga expert. I’d hardly even consider myself intermediate, but they have videos for every level or proficiency. You can browse and sort by style, studio, teacher, level and length. M.Y.O. even has a word cloud to search videos. Not just looking for yoga videos? They’ve got many other holistic health videos to boot, such as meditation.
While I went to M.Y.O. for the videos, the community they’ve also built pleasantly surprised me. There are many ways to interact with other members, meet teachers, check out studios and read the latest blog posts. M.Y.O. even has a Twitter-like feed for its members to share with and learn from other members, even extending to Facebook.
Hate getting overwhelmed when you visit a service like this? The site is very customizable. After building your profile, you can set up a cache of your favorite videos and even share your great find with friends. You pick and choose what to focus on. If you’re like me, and you’re not fully versed in all the poses, you can concentrate on getting up to steam so your poses will stand out the next time you join a class.
M.Y.O. allows you to share your insights, ask questions and get answers, and learn and grow while keeping your Wellness Diary. You can keep track of your fitness and wellness goals, upload images and share with others, comment on blogs, track others’ progress, join forum discussions, ask experts and so much more. This site truly offers it all.
Trying to give your body a full overhaul? M.Y.O. has an entire health program you can gain unlimited access to with a premium membership. When you choose the perfect 8-stage program tailored to your needs, you’ll receive essential tips, expert insights, Q&As and yoga, wellness, and fitness videos. Or, perhaps you’ll want to check out the healthy living section to gain insight into a more wholesome lifestyle.
I was afraid I would miss the rest of the class, but that wasn’t the case at all. I never felt like I was practicing alone. Periodically, CK and I pull out our yoga mats together and take a class after a long day of work. It’s actually brought us closer together. Not only is the site customizable, but so too is your own personal yoga studio. Now, we rush home to unroll our mats, light a soothing candle, dim the lights and begin class. If we’re feeling like hot yoga, we turn up the thermostat. If we’re not feeling entirely motivated, we pull up a short class. Sometimes we just want some relaxing music to listen to while making a healthy meal. Everything is customizable to our mood and motivation level.
And, if you were hoping this works on your iPad, I’ve got good news. The next time you go on a business trip, take your yoga instructor with you. All you need is an Internet connection.
I love being able to fire up M.Y.O. whenever I want in the comfort of my own home. As they say on Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming.” As I’m writing this, I’m watching the snow fall outside my window so thankful I don’t have to trudge to a yoga studio all winter to keep up with my workouts. And, the best part is, you can try it out here, FREE TRIAL, for two weeks before paying a single cent. I encourage you to check it out and see all My Yoga Online has to offer.
My Yoga Online was not only nice enough to hook me up, but they are also allowing me to offer ONE FREE YEAR OF PREMIUM SERVICE at My Yoga Online to the lucky reader of my choice. Submit a comment or send me an email telling me why you think you deserve to win the one-year free membership. Good luck!Follow @onegayatatime
Get Hot for Summer with Jillian Michaels and Gaiam TV
Posted by One Gay at a Time in Single Edition on April 2, 2012
If you read my blog, you know how unhappy being single makes me. Dating is incredibly difficult and time consuming. I’m constantly scheduling dates after work, including drinks and high calorie meals, and because of this, my waistline suffers. Between work and dating, it’s hard to fit in a workout at the gym on top of trying to find motivation to go in the first place.
Last summer, Hoboken hosted free yoga on the pier once a week. I made my best effort to make it every week and convinced some friends to join me. It was the first time I’d tried yoga, and I kinda fell in love with it. It really helped me find my center. I wanted to do it more often, but I was already paying a gym membership and dues for the masters swim program I belong to at Steven’s Institute. I wasn’t about to throw down more cash. I yearned for a convenient way to do yoga at home. I already had the yoga mat. Now all I needed was an instructor.
That’s where Gaiam TV — The first streaming video subscription service designed to reach those like me who are interested in health, wellness, yoga, fitness and personal development, came in. It’s kinda like Netflix. It offers innovative service and world-class programming, including over 2,000 titles revolving around the topics of health, wellness, yoga and fitness. Gaiam TV delivers hundreds of hours of online yoga, Pilates and cardio classes where viewers can practice with top instructors like Rodney Yee, Seane Corn, Jillian Michaels, Mari Winsor and Kathryn Budig.
The entire library of user-friendly and customizable programming is also available anytime, anywhere — personal computers, iPads and smartphones. The yoga and fitness studios are flexible and simple to use. I can customize my workouts for weight loss, total body sculpting or increased energy and narrow down my options based on level, style, instructor and amount of available time. I can also easily search for videos, make playlists and preview selections and am offered the chance to rate and review titles.
I first tried Gaiam TV the other night while my roommate and his girlfriend drank wine and made dinner. Not the most conducive environment, but this is my life. I changed into workout clothes, threw down my yoga mat on my living room floor and chose a yoga title. I quickly learned how much flexibility I lost, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it. I got to choose when my “class” was scheduled, and it only took a half hour, easily lending itself to part of my routine.
Finally, I found an exercise program for me. I could stream unlimited content for $9.95/month instead of paying yoga studio fees and probably never attending classes. On top of that, subscription to Gaiam TV is no strings attached; there is no commitment, and I can cancel at anytime.
The best part; Gaiam TV offers a Free 10-day Trial, No Strings Attached!Follow @onegayatatime