Fitting Fitness In: Fitness Glo

by Nicole on June 2, 2013

My farmers markets for Blissful Eats started this past weekend. I’ve literally been working on this for weeks, but last week was by far the busiest! They went off without a hitch and I have to say I was feeling very proud as I visited each one of them.

You know I’m all about fitting health and fitness into our busy lives. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it. I’m a huge proponent of planning. Ya know the saying “fail to plan, plan to fail”? Well it’s true. I had the opportunity to try out Fitness Glo, which is a site created for women by women to basically show you can fit in a workout in your busy lives. Anything that wants to help busy women get fit is my cup of tea.

I’ve been trying out Fitness Glo for the past couple of weeks. I’ve tried out a variety of classes because I wanted to be able to tell you about as many as possible. I got to meet Illyse Baker last year at the Reebok headquarters and she’s one of the instructors…so that’s pretty cool (I thought anyway.)

First off the bat, the website is extremely easy to navigate. You can pick from instructor, class type, duration of workout, intensity, level, etc. I love that they have workouts from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. You can also combine them by doing a cardio workout then strength workout.

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They have all different classes from Balance, Barre, Cardio, Click & Glo (basically strength & cardio whole body in 1 class),  HIIT, Step, Strength, Stretch & Tabata.

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I tried out the Barre, Cardio, Click & Glo, HIIT, Stretch and Tabata classes. I really liked them all, but I would say the Click & Glo, HIIT and Tabata were my favorites. There are many classes in each one, that you really have to find which classes in the catagory you like. It’s fun to try different ones and keep you motivated AND not bored. The barre class was A LOT of legs (which you’d expect) and left my legs shaking. It was a bit too dancer-ish for me but at least I was in my own house and didn’t feel (too) embarrassed.

I checked out and pre-viewed the classes the night before I planned to do a workout, so I knew what I would be doing. There’s nothing more I hate then wanting to do a workout and having it not be a good fit for me…which is why I previewed it. Luckily, you can watch the preview for the workout, which helps you know if it’s the right workout you’re looking for. I know not everyone would want to take the time to preview workouts, but it worked for me.

The only issues I really ran into were getting a workout to load one time. I switched it to the lower bandwidth and it was much better.

Overall, I really love the website and I would highly recommend it.

What I love the most:

  • How it’s organized. VERY easy to use and pick out.
  • The previews
  • Variety of workouts
  • Variety of instructors (let’s face it, not everyone is for everyone. My favorites were Alex Mclean, Jeffery Scott, Amy Dixon)
  • You don’t need much equipment beyond a mat and dumbbells, but if you have kettlebells and bosu there are classes for you.)
  • Classes that are all in one (whole body)
  • There are training programs. You don’t have to think. Just pick beginner, intermediate or advanced and workouts are lined up for you.
  • There are new classes being added all the time. Don’t have to worry about being bored.
  • Very affordable: 15 day free trial, then $12 a month and you can cancel at any time.

Needs improvement:

  • I would love to see yoga classes added. I know there’s Yoga Glo for that, but I really would love to see some classes on this website.
  • I wish it would countdown the entire time. Right now it just has a moving bar that comes up with you put the mouse over the screen, but I would like to actually see how much time I have left. This is a personal thing I guess and probably not everyone wants to know, but I do.

Overall it was a great experience and I will continue to use it to vary my workouts until Best Body Bootcamp starts in a couple of weeks.

SO now, the exciting part!

Giveaway:

I have 1 membership to give away to Fitness Glo! This is a 90 day membership (worth $36!) Just leave a comment here saying why you want to try it and I’ll pick a winner one week from today, June 10th. 

 Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Fitfluential, LLC. All opinions and thoughts are my own! 

 

 

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lesli K June 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

This sounds really cool! I would love all the variety it gives you.

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char eats greens June 3, 2013 at 6:08 am

This sounds right up my alley. I’m slacking on everything but running and walking lately. I wanna try it because if I don’t start weight training soon, you might mistake me for jello!!

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Stephanie June 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

I just had a baby in January and would love this memebership to be able to workout and get back into shape!

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Karin June 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

I’ve been trying to lose the baby weight since my son turned 6 weeks old (he’s now 4 months). I’ve been finding it so hard to find the time and a workout that motivates me. I like the variety, lack of equipment and that I could do these workouts pretty much anytime or anywhere!

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dawn June 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

I would love this because with Fibro and other issues its not possible for me to always get out of the house and using dvd’s gets boring and is not motivating or inspirational. Thanks for the chance!!

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Amy June 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

These classes look great! I signed up for the 15-day free trial and especially love the classes with Ilyse Baker. I really like how you can select workouts by time or type. It’s great!

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Anel Perez June 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Love this idea!! I subscribe to YogaGlo already, but would love it if the two were combined in some way! I would love to try any of the kettle all workouts or the high intensity training ones!

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Angie (Losing It and Loving It) June 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I really enjoyed FitnessGlo! Great review.

I loved the Traveler’s Workout & the Find Your Inner Dancer workout a lot.

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Heather @fitncookies June 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I get so bored doing the same thing over and over again, so I need to spice it up! I love that you can choose from a bunch of options!

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Alicia June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

Getting to the gym is tough, let alone making it to classes so I’d love to try this because of the variety of workouts available as well as the convenience of it!

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Becki @ Fighting for Wellness June 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I’ve really been wanting to try Fitness Glo because I don’t have a gym membership right now, but I’m not sure what I’d think about it. Winning a 90-day membership would be the perfect way to try it out!!

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Meredith @ DareYouTo June 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

Ooh I’ve heard such good things! I work out at home a LOT, and a website like this would help me out a ton! I’d love to try FittnessGlo. Thanks for the review!

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Tarayn June 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I would love to try it out!! I just moved and having a hard time fitting in a workout since I’m overwhelmed with boxes!!

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Danielle C June 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I would like to try Fitnessglo because I love the convenience of practically working out with a personal trainer in the convenience of my own home! Also I am trying to do more strength training and I think Fitnessglo can help me with my routine.

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Arlinda June 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I want to win because when I travel my body and fitness suffer. I need a more concise exercise program I can access anywhere with a variety of exercises.

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