I wanted to branch out and talk about other things on here along with book reviews so I thought Sundays would be my day to introduce you all to new things. Some of the things I have planned are: App reviews, movie reviews and recs, and taking you on my cooking adventures.
About the App–Joyn
THE BIG PICTURE: A world where all people are inspired to move in a way that feel joyful and free!
HOW WE GET THERE: By creating a digital space rooted in body-neutrality, where you get to make all of the rules.
Instead of asking yourself, “what should I do? or “how should I move?” we want to ask you… “How do you want to feel”? And “What inspires you?”
We want to remind you that you get to check in with yourself at anytime to decide…How much energy do I have right now?
What teacher feels exciting for me to move with today?
Would moving from a chair feel more supportive?
Would feel better to slow down and meditate today?
Joyn is about choice, and body autonomy.
We believe that how you move changes.
We believe you know your body best.
We believe that movement should evoke joy.
We believe that some of you want to sweat!
We believe that some of you want to find more peace.
We believe you deserve lots of choices.
We believe in you. And that is our WHY.
YOU are the reason we are here.
YOU deserve a space where movement meets joy.
YOU are badass, and we can’t wait to move with you!
Are you ready to JOYN us?
You can find Joyn at:
My Thoughts on the App
This Sunday I wanted to talk to you about Joyn which is an app that I just recently stumbled upon because of a sponsored ad on Instagram. I have been working out consistently since the start of this year and prior to that I just couldn’t find a routine that worked for me. I really liked the app I was using but then I found this and really loved it. I’m currently on their free month trial but I will probably keep this subscription going at $9.99 a month.
My favorite thing about this app is how it really is centered on movement and how that should be accessible to everyone. This app includes exercises for everyone and I love that they even have exercises that can be done while sitting in a chair.
I’ll tell you about the few workouts that I have done through this app. I have only gone through 3 full workouts through this app but each of them were great. I completed a Yoga workout, fun with brooms and Pillow Fight 1. I loved that each of these used things that I already had in my house so there was no need to have a home gym to make things work. I thought that because these were just average things in your home, the workouts wouldn’t be that valuable but I was so wrong.
My favorite workout that I have done so far throughout my whole time working out this year has been a workout called Pillow Fight through this app. I was laughing through this whole workout and by the end not only was I laughing but I was cursing at the pillow for the amount of work it had made me do. I didn’t expect for that workout to take so much out of me because its a pillow that you’re basically beating up but after three rounds of fighting this pillow I was so ready to lay down and let this pillow win the fight.
I love that each of the people who create the videos introduces themselves to you with their pronouns and that they all encourage you to move. I love that there is no point in which I feel that I am being forced to keep moving and there is no point where the person makes you feel that the goal is to lose weight. Many times I stop working out or wind up disliking the trainer because the focus is on losing weight and making your body “look good” but I just want to move for fun.
I love that this app can be cast to my Chromecast so that I can watch it on my television and not have to worry about only having a small screen. The best thing about this app is that it is available through the app store as well as the google play store. If either of those don’t work for you, you can also use their website and find the workouts there.
I can’t wait to see what else they add to this app. Start your free trial now by clicking here.