Wello Wednesday (Review & Giveaway)

25 Jul

Happy hump day!

So, as a SweatPink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to try a super cool fitness service called Wello.  Wello is LIVE personal training over your computer.

But don’t let personal training lead you to believe it’s just for gym activities. Wello has certified fitness professionals with all kinds of different backgrounds (yoga, pilates, martial arts, etc.) to lead you through whatever your heart desires. And I am serious, about the certified professionals – these aren’t like people who one day decided “oh I am going to be a trainer, and that was it.” Safety is important and Wello gets that. So rest assured you’re in good hands.

What I truly like about it aside from the variety of exercises/fitness classes (you can do it with a group or even way cooler, have a one-on-one session with a celebrity trainer), is the CONVENIENCE of it all.  It was also super easy to sign up – I did it via Facebook. One click, and wham, I was signed up. There are other ways to sign up though, if you don’t have a Facebook account.

I scheduled a session at 5:30 A.M. (I normally wake up at 6:00 A.M. anyway) of core circuit training with Kimberly Fleming. She led me through a series of intense, but completely doable circuit that focused on well, my core. I don’t do nearly enough core workouts as I’d like and my core has suffered as a result. By the end of the session, I was dripping – nay, soaked in sweat.  We did plank dips, jumping jacks, sit ups, plank jacks, V-ups, etc.

Kimberly was super awesome and so sweet. She motivated me throughout the session and even participated. She didn’t just sit and watch. She showed me how to do the move and then did a few with me. I definitely felt motivated to push through even though by my 30th V-Up, I wanted to just collapse. Having someone watch you, even if far and away, pushes and encourages you to keep going. It’s not like when you do a DVD at home and you take a break during an exercise you hate. You hold yourself accountable. Believe me, I hate plank dips but knowing Kimberly was there got me pushing my limits.

The one thing I personally recommend is setting up your “area” where you plan to exercise up BEFORE.  I had to have my husband toss me my mat mid-way (sit ups on a wood floor – I do not recommend, OW!). Also, figure out the computer set-up. My computer kept going to sleep mode which was annoying, and took away from exercise time. I also had to keep moving it around so Kimberly could see me move from a standing exercise to an on the floor one. There’s an instructional video that tells you how to do this (I should’ve watched before – fail on my own account).

Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend using Wello, especially if you’re traveling, don’t have time to make it to the gym, want something different/challenging. There is something for everyone.

Cost: Wello is reasonably priced, for a 25 minute session, it was approximately $20.00. $20.00 for a personal training session? That’s unheard of. You can book more time, i.e. 45 mins +, but obviously, the cost increases. BUT here is the fun part: beginning TODAY, July 25th, through August 10th, Wello is giving away a 25% discount to all those who try out Wello.  That’s right, you heard me 25% off. Just enter the special promo code: runli25 (case sensitive).

Again, I don’t usually promote things that I don’t think are awesome – seriously, if it was awful, I would’ve said so.  But it’s not. So try Wello out, and let me know your thoughts! Have a great day!

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3 Responses to “Wello Wednesday (Review & Giveaway)”

  1. Alyse July 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM #

    Whew, planks and V-ups at 5:30? You go, girl! I love the idea of a personal trainer on the go.. especially a more affordable one! Good to know about getting your area set up ahead of time. I probably would have skipped the prep-work, too, and then regretted it. 🙂

    • runninglongislandnyc July 25, 2012 at 4:06 PM #

      It’s so great. I was a little nervous honestly just because I did not know what to expect, but it’s great! I am definitely going to implement Wello more in my life (i.e., the weather is super gross or if I am time crunched). The morning availability was a big surprise and win! 🙂

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