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Wealth & Personal Finance, Wellness & Workout

If you’re into fitness, wellness, or need some motivation to be more wellthy, here are two apps I think are awesome because you get rewards for working towards your best self:

Pact App http://gym-pact.com

In summary, you wager $5 for each activity you will complete, whether it’s gym or fruit/veggie. If will earn $ for the promises you keep and lose $5 for each promise you break. Ex: if you promise to do gym 5x and veggie 5x, but you only did gym 4x, you will owe $5.

Wellcoin http://wellcoin.com

In summary, you log all your wellness activities, from sleep to food to exercise to buying groceries, etc. Each activity belongs to one of the five categories. Each category has a max # of wellcoins you can earn each day. You redeem wellcoins in the marketplace (granola bars, fitness classes, retail discounts, etc) and get entered automatically into weekly and monthly raffles for Amazon/Target giftcards.

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This is a long post about how I went from loving group fitness classes to being a group fitness instructor, thanks to the Shape Up NYC program!

I don’t know when it started, but I live for group fitness classes. Okay, that’s an exaggeration–more like group fitness makes me feel awesome. And happy.

I tried many chain gyms (Ballys, Crunch, Dave Barton, Equinox, NYSC) through free day or week passes or monthly trial deals. I used to go on group fitness deal crazes with my awesome workout buddy. We even took turns booking the classes.

We ♥ pole dancing class so much, we bought the deal three times, and each time, the price per class rose (still below retail). I bought a Pole-X cause I thought I would practice more that summer. I would teach myself inverted tricks. None of that happened. I didn’t have a spotter. My sister made use of the pole (climbing up in a week what took us 10 weeks).

I tried many different classes: kickboxing, Jazzercise, burlesque dance bikini boot camp, trampoline yoga, dahn yoga, and hip hop… Everything was just a lot of fun!

In the summer of 2013, I decided to go for a certification and did research on the different ones available. I saw AFAA had their APEX deal in September… but a month and half of study wouldn’t have cut it.

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I stumbled upon #MyYogaGratitude, which is Gaiam TV’s 12 days of free online yoga to help us empower our gratitude!

I found this on Day 5 and wanted to commit to doing it for the remaining seven days. In short, I was able to follow along twice. The first yoga practice I tuned into was very cute, as it was taught so kids can follow along too. The second program was about breathing and meditating.

This is a pretty neat idea and I wish other fitness programs will think of something similar to share!

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It’s been a while since I have taken an anti-gravity class! I was scared I’d be too dizzy (like my first time about two years ago). It was a lot of fun just flowing through the motions (thanks Michael Becker). There was this one hip position that hurt so good. It helps with loosening the inner thigh muscles to counter all the sitting we do every day. And to end it all, we all flipped around and landed like superstars. Can’t wait for Saturday again 🙂

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winnie trying to take a picture of herself before class starts

This is at Studio Anya and I am an intern here for the Winter 🙂 . I found the job listing on Indeed and thought to try it out since I thought about being a yoga instructor.

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