I’ve always been more of a get-out-and-go exerciser. I love the group exercise environment and enjoy both taking and teaching fitness classes, but after Chase was born, I quickly realized that making it out of the house to work out five or six days a week might be a little unrealistic. Class times don’t always coordinate well with Chase’s nap schedule (or lack of a nap schedule…) and I’m not about to wake a sleeping baby to drag him off to the gym. And if Chase ever has a runny nose or a cough, I try to be cognizant of the other little ones at my gym’s childcare and keep him (and his potential germs) at home.
So workouts seem to happen at home more and more these days! I often look to my Fitness Pinterest Board and the At Home Workouts I’ve shared on the blog in the past for inspiration. I have a small handful of workout DVDs to choose from as well, but after I saw one of my blogging buddies, Janae, blog about Grokker, I signed up for a free two-week trial.
Grokker is a community and resource for busy people who want to make time for wellness. The site offers more than 1,500 full-length, expert led fitness and wellness-related videos, ranging from barre, cardio and strength training videos to meditation, sports conditioning, flexibility and healthy cooking videos. Videos range in length from 10 minutes to more than an hour which is perfect for someone like me who sometimes has only 20 minutes to work out but also occasionally wants to get in a quality 60-minute sweat session.
During my free two-week trial, Grokker caught wind of my love for one of their yoga flow videos that focused on my hips when I briefly mentioned it on the blog a couple of weeks ago. They reached out to offer to extend my membership to 90 days and give you guys a chance to try out the site, too! I was psyched since my two weeks was quickly ending and I was already beginning to count on Grokker videos as a go-to resource for me during my at home workouts.
So far, I’ve really enjoyed most of the videos I’ve tried, but since there are tons to choose from, if one isn’t really my speed/style, I can quickly browse around to find one that it a better fit. I REALLY like the 20-minute HIIT videos by Kelly Lee and find myself turning to them again and again.
Here’s an example of one of the Grokker HIIT arm workouts I found in the HIIT Club Arms Workout by Kelly Lee that I completed last week:
As a personal trainer, I really love the way the HIIT Club Arm Workout video offers modifications for beginners and also offers ways to make the workout harder for those who might be a little more advanced. (There were also two people physically doing the workout with Kelly Lee who were demonstrating these modifications the entire time.) You can also interact with the trainers in the videos by leaving them comments and participating in the Grokker community.
One thing I didn’t think I’d really use all that much that completely surprised me is the Cooking section of Grokker. There are tons of healthy recipe videos on the site, but if you don’t have time to watch the video, you can find all the details from the recipes mentioned in the videos right below the video on the site.
(If you’re looking for a place to start, I’ve made two of Stephanie O’Dea’s slow cooker recipes and we loved them. Her sweet potato chili is awesome.)
You can sort through the cooking videos by a myriad of topics ranging from specific cuisines and interests to specialty diets and specific meals. (FYI for my fellow parents out there, Grokker has an entire section of their cooking videos dedicated to baby and toddler-friendly food.)
And now it’s time for a Grokker G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y!
Grokker PBF Reader Discount and Giveaway
One PBF reader will win a ONE YEAR free membership to Grokker! To enter this giveaway, simply visit the Grokker website and tell me what type of videos they offer sound the most appealing to you. Are you excited to check out yoga videos or barre workouts? Do the cooking videos or toning and interval training videos appeal to you most? Let me know! I will randomly select a winner next Friday.
Grokker is also offering the first 100 PBF readers who sign up for Grokker one year full access to Grokker for less than the cost of one hour personal training. That’s 40 percent off their annual plan! Just use the promo code NEWYEAR16 at registration to get a full year of Grokker for $71.93. Click here to get started!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Grokker but I am personally sponsoring the giveaway portion of this post. I truly appreciate your support surrounding the sponsored posts that help support our family. Thank you!