Have you heard of the Journey Gym? When I first saw it I though I had to have that. I really wanted it for both John and I. John has lots of issues with his back and needs something to help him stretch it out on a regular basis. I on the other hand stopped going to the gym shortly after I got pregnant with Jayden and have not been back since. My once toned muscles are not so much anymore. And knowing I will have some weight to lose after baby comes I wanted something that was easy to use, didn't take up lots of room, and I didn't have to go anywhere. Its not easy toting 1 kid to the gym, let alone 2. So I was excited to receive the Journey Gym for review.
When we received the Journey Gym I was happy to see it was compact and easy to carry and store. The Journey Gym is the world's first truly portable universal gym. It can literally go anywhere and be used anywhere. The Journey Gym is housed in a case that doubles as the platform. Inside there are 20 resistance bands, with 5 on each side and an extra 10 replacement bands. The bands are adjustable with 5 to 75 pounds per side. There is one set of adjustable handles and the resistance only begins once you have the correct position. There are 8 removable legs to help stabilize the platform as well as raise it up a bit for a good cardiovascular workout. There is a DVD with specific trainings including a 5 minute set up video, a 10 minute circuit tone workout, and a 20 minute circuit strength workout. There is also an online community where you are able to create exercise videos, track your activity and nutrition, and share your progress with friends and family.
Currently since I am pregnant and so very pregnant I don't feel comfortable working out both because I don't want to harm my pregnancy and because I'm just too tired. But John and Jayden were more then happy to try it out for me. John tried a few different exercises at first. He said it was pretty easy to get started. He tired a few different exercises and he could feel the tension. John has had some back issues so the back exercises are most appealing to him. He has used it a few times and it has helped to stretch is back. Jayden even jumped on and tried it a little. He was able to do a few simple exercises with it.
The Journey Gym is so easy to store, use, and restore. I love that it all folds up nice in one place. It easily slides under the bed or tucked in a corner. I can't wait to use it after baby.... well a couple months after baby. I think it will be great to help me to get back to my before baby shape for sure. John plans to continue to use it to stretch his back and a little more. We have not used the DVD to its fullest yet, but I do plan to. The Journey Gym is great for working out at home.. and you can even take it outside or on vacation. Wouldn't it be nice to take it in the backyard and work out on a nice breezy day while the kids get to play? I'm looking forward to that when the weather is much, much better.
Along with the Journey Gym you get a Digital Nutrition Guide to help you to plan. The key to getting fit is to balance your workouts with the appropriate nutrition. They nutrition guide is written by Kim Lyons, a star trainer with Journey Gym. It can be downloaded to your phone or laptop for use on the go.
Buy it: Journey Gym ($299, $349, or $399 depending on the level you want) You can also try the Journey Gym for 30 days for only $14.95 plus shipping and handling.
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